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Behavioral Design Associate- Summer Intern


United States

Job Description

Lirio is a technology/software company that provides expertise in a variety of behavioral science domains (e.g., behavioral economics, social psychology, public health), data science, and machine learning to drive consumer engagement, close gaps in preventive and chronic care, and promote health and well-being across an individual’s lifespan. Lirio’s behavior change AI platform unites behavioral science with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver Precision Nudging health interventions. Precision Nudging is the application of behavioral science to health interventions personalized by AI to each individual that overcome barriers to action at the right time and place for scalable, behavior change.

This is a remote role. Applicants must reside within the US.

Position Summary

Ready to bridge theory with practice? Become a Behavioral Design Associate at Lirio this summer! Join us in unlocking the potential of behavioral science in Precision Nudging solutions. Work alongside diverse teams, crafting impactful healthcare messages in a fast-paced, supportive environment. Ideal for academic minds eager to make a real-world impact. If you have had post-graduate training in a behavioral science discipline and want to see how robust academic research tools, particularly literature reviews and evidence synthesis, get applied in a real life setting then this is the role for you.

At Lirio, we're committed to providing meaningful opportunities for our interns. You can expect clear, discrete projects where you'll apply your academic prowess. Witness your work reach and impact thousands on their journey to better health and well-being.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Lirio’s Behavioral Design process covers four high-level stages: Research, Design, Build, and Implement/Refine. The Behavioral Design Associate will predominantly support intervention design in the research and design phases.


  • Support behavioral research projects through literature reviews, trend analysis, credible just-in-time research, and application of behavioral science frameworks and theories
  • Participate in primary research efforts, such as client discovery or patient experience initiatives, as needed


  • Create strategy briefs and other process-oriented materials to direct evidence-based intervention development
  • Share research findings in collaborative sessions with content developers, visual designers, behavioral designers, and others to define intervention content and features
  • On occasion, work directly with clients to review and refine solution content during the implementation process


  • Review existing solution content against recent research and Lirio-generated data to identify and implement improvement opportunities


  • Master's degree a behavioral science field (e.g., psychology, public health, behavioral economics, etc.)
  • Internship will run approximately May-August
  • Some background in healthcare/health behaviors preferred
  • High level of proficiency searching for literature, conducting a literature review
  • Familiarity with the COM-B Model of behavior change, inferential statistics, and behavioral research methods are nice to have
  • Experience with design thinking or human-centered design methods are a plus but not required
  • Systems experience with Microsoft Office suite and Endnote

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Apr 3, 2024


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