Join The Mission

to spark human relationships

Human Behavior Intern

Protopia is on a mission to make giving and receiving advice easier by partnering with organizations that want to increase the engagement of their communities.

The ubiquity of technology has made finding information easier than ever. Yet tapping into real-world, relevant experiences and connecting with individuals has become harder. More importantly, humans want to ‘give back’ and share their advice, but doing so with busy professional lives is a challenge.

We are an aspiring B-Corporation looking for a smart, passionate psychology intern who is looking for an opportunity to join a young startup focused on building social impact technology – to create ‘sparks’ for more human interaction.

What You Will Do

  • Guide our research into human behavior, coaching, and ‘giving’
  • Plan, develop and execute related studies
  • Author and assist with thought leadership

If you’ve read Give And Take, you know what we are looking for. You will take point on helping us understand how we can drive even more engagement. After all, we know that nearly everyone wants to give and help others. So let’s make it easier.

You Are Really Good At

  • Verbal & written communication
  • Google Apps
  • Ideas
  • Curiousity
  • Details
  • Learning … this is big

Needless to say you have your own computer, phone, and internet access. You don’t live online, but pretty close.

Extra Awesome Would Be

  • Online surveying experience
  • Prior startup experience
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Slack, online surveying tools (we love TypeForm)
  • Great at ignoring “no” and asking “why”

Above all, you’re currently engaged with and volunteering for a nonprofit or social cause. Caring and the desire to make an impact is the most-important ingredient.

Why Do It?

  • Opportunity to join and be instrumental part of a social impact startup
  • Flexible hours (results is the only thing that matters)
  • Support of formal internship program (if required)
  • Make it a LOT easier to give and receive advice from other, relevant human beings

By the way, we work mostly remote but occasionally can be found at American Underground, The Frontier, & HQ Raleigh co-working spaces.