Internship Format at the Active Inference Institute
The Internship at Active Inference Institute is a 1-6 month long program (customized to situation and timing of each person)
Most work will be done on your own time. Most synchronous interactions will be in the context of AII group meetings (e.g. for Learning Groups and for Projects).
Also you will be assigned a 1:1 mentor, and have periodic synchronous and asynchronous check-ins with them.
There are two primary components to the Internship
Participation in Learning Groups (Active Inference Textbook, Systems Thinking, etc).
Participation on Projects (Specific Project assignment will be discussed with the Intern).
Benefits of the Internship
For the Intern
Knowledge in Active Inference and associated areas — Increased familiarity and expertise
Practical experience with team working and Project-specific skills
Upon completion of term of internship:
Acknowledgement and Certification that one completed the Internship with the duration and focus specified.
Availability of research infrastructure & future, consideration for paid positions
Possible letter of recommendation (this is up to the person you ask)
For Active Inference Institute
Increased participation in Learning Groups.
Advancement of projects & increased impact/service to the epistemic niche (reflected by increased quality of e.g. Livestreams, Journal publications, value added to Textbook)
Active and documented participation in the two primary aspects of the Internships (Learning Groups and Project).
Active communication with Learning Groups, Projects, and Mentor.
Staying balanced and healthy.
Openness to adapting the Internship plan and approach as needed, and being proactive about this.