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Industrial & Organizational Psychology Intern - Wesolv

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1871 Chicago , IL 60290

Posted 3 months ago

About WeSolv

Do you remember wishing you could get real experience to get a job that required experience? Have you ever known you could excel in a role if only someone would give you a chance? WeSolv is an innovative platform leveraging experiential learning and performance data to revolutionize recruiting and improve diversity. WeSolv is a LinkedIn-like platform that connects talented MBA candidates to each other and to companies to solve real business challenges, gain experience, and remove bias in hiring through predictive performance data.

In recent months WeSolv has skyrocketed in user growth with over 1700+ active users from over 70 top MBA programs and exciting Case Challenge projects from companies such as Salesforce, Morningstar, and Discover Financial. Our team is passionate about revolutionizing the way students and companies connect and having fun while we do it. As a burgeoning startup with the vision of simplifying hiring by connecting employers to a global network of diverse professionals using objective performance data generated from real projects, WeSolv represents the opportunity to be a part of building and growing something amazing from the ground up.

Industrial & Organizational Psychology Intern

WeSolv is looking for an entrepreneurial Industrial Organizational Psychology intern to partner in creating a set of skill and competency standards that we can apply to our technology and Case Challenge process. Our organization prides itself on removing bias from as many parts of the recruiting and hiring process as possible, which is why we are looking to you to help us define what key skills indicate success for a range of roles. We then want you to take it a step further by identifying how we can objectively assess those skills and create templated Cases Challenges. The selected candidate is expected to contribute thought leadership to directly influence and shape the future of the WeSolv product for the better. As a young startup, WeSolv is looking for a visionary able to help set a strong foundation on which we can build on over time. This work is going to be a key structural piece of our business and will set the stage for real impact.

While we dont expect you to know it all, we expect you to be able to take the initiative and lead on understanding the business problem we are solving and the users and customers we serve. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to partner with a leading IO Psychologist who will oversee and mentor them throughout the project. As a customer focused startup, we are moving quickly and need you to be comfortable with rapidly changing priorities and clearly communicating all implications of your decisions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing an initial set of career roles and using research and best practices, determining which top skills are required for success.
  • Developing a set of templated challenges for each role that assess those skills.
  • Outlining rubrics and/or other assessment measures for the defined skills.
  • Identifying other key areas that can be improved in the current Case Challenge process.
  • Working with our CEO and Product Management team to implement the final recommendations.


  • Completed or enrolled in Masters degree or PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology disciplines.
  • Earning academic credit preferred
  • Desire to grow within an industry-disrupting tech company (startup experience is a plus)
  • Passionate about diversity and helping to move companies towards unbiased performance based hiring.
  • You communicate clearly, openly and directly. You are willing and capable of expressing concerns and frustrations early, constructively and proactively with solutions in mind.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and work in ambiguity
  • Attention to detail.


  • Career game changer A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup at 1871.
  • Academic credit and opportunity to work with leading IO Psychologist to oversee project.
  • Potential equity and unlimited growth potential for any candidate later hired.
  • Opportunity to help build a company that will change lives and the world for the better.
  • Small travel stipend available for candidates with demonstrated need.
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