This internship experience will be part of the editorial department. This is a great opportunity for journalism and science majors, who will be working alongside an enthusiastic, resourceful, super-smart group of journalists, producers and technical staff. As part of the internship, you will learn how to: hone journalistic and research skills, develop a larger understanding of all phases of production, explore the world of science communication, and be part of a team that produces live programs in short periods of time.
Assist with the pre-production, research, and all phases of production for the World Science Festival’s annual event.
Research for programs
Interview potential participants
Help out on shoots and location scouts
Support our partner programs with New York’s major museums and cultural institutions
Excellent writing and research skills
Professional and friendly demeanor
Desire to acquire experience supporting production and complex event planning
Willingness to work hard under deadline pressure in the weeks leading up to the Festival
Reports to: Editorial Department
To be considered for an internship at World Science Festival applicants must meet the following requirements:
Meets the submission deadline with all required documents
Proof of participation in the internship for Academic Credit
Be at least a 3rd or 4th year college student with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Commitment of 2 days per week are required for a 3 month period
Possess a laptop with Wi-Fi capability
Proficiency with both Apple and PC computers
Familiarity with Gmail, Google Docs, and basic software programs, such as Microsoft Office Suite
HOW TO APPLY:
All applications must contain:
Indication of the internship you are interested in and the period session
Resume and cover letter
A letter from your school that indicates that you are receiving academic credit for the internship. This letter must be signed by your academic supervisor or professor and placed on your school’s letterhead.
INTERNSHIP SESSION DATES:
Session #1: Spring: February 15 – May 31
Session #2: Summer: May 1 – August 31
Session #3: Fall: September 1 – December 15
Note that all internships at World Science Festival are unpaid. Each student must obtain academic credit at a university or college in order to complete this internship.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The World Science Festival Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer. Company Description: The World Science Foundation produces original live and digital content that brings scientific discovery, insight and perspective to a broad general audience.
Our flagship live event, The World Science Festival, is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness. Through programming that spans a broad range—from vibrant discussions and debates to works of theatre and film—world-class scientists, leading thinkers, and renowned artists take science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theaters, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The week-long New York Festival has drawn more than a million and a half visitors since its launch in 2008, with millions more viewing the programs online.
The Foundation’s live events and theatrical productions tour nationally and internationally. In March 2016, the Foundation launched the World Science Festival Brisbane, bringing its distinctive programming to new audiences and establishing the first annual Festival outside of New York.
World Science U is the Foundation’s online education initiative, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.
The World Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.