World Science U Internship

World Science U is a dedicated online-education platform that provides free access to lectures by the world’s leading scientists. The WSU intern will work on a project-oriented team to develop unique curricula for each lecture, complete with summaries, exercise questions, interactive demonstrations, discussion topics, and other supplementary material. As part of the internship you will learn how to: develop curricula based on academic lectures, communicate complex scientific concepts in clear and concise language, and create and deliver interactive demonstrations.

Responsibilities:

  • Research Master Class lecture topics
  • Write multiple-choice exercise questions and discussion topics for Master Classes
  • Create well-researched timelines that provide historical context to the Master Class topics
  • Design new interactive demonstrations using JavaScript
  • Recreate functionally obsolete demonstrations using JavaScript
  • Manage daily release of Science Unplugged videos on social media

Requirements:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or scientific field
  • Strong JavaScript programming skills
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Ability to quickly and independently learn unfamiliar scientific topics
  • Strong attention to detail

 

Send all completed applications to: internships@worldsciencefestival.com with “World Science U 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.