Editorial Internship

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

Send all completed applications to: internships@worldsciencefestival.com with “Editorial Internship” in the subject line.

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.

About The World Science Festival:

The World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.