Summer Internships at Imagine Science Films

Imagine Science Films is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in existence since 2008 committed to promoting a high-level dialogue between scientists and filmmakers. From curating film festivals around the world, creating science films and hosting educational science-film workshops, Imagine Science Films aims to bridge the gap between art and science. This summer, Imagine Science Films will be hosting a satellite festival in Paris and preparing for the 8th annual Imagine Science Film Festival in New York! In addition, ISF will continue with year-round activities including Spotlight films, Artist in Residence Program, and microscopy-film workshops. We are seeking motivated and responsible undergraduate students and recent graduates looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit, break into the film industry, or continue to articulate their passion for art-science. Candidates should have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn and an interest in Imagine Science Films’ mission. Prospective interns should be comfortable working independently, but also working with a team and a supervisor. As a creative non-profit, Imagine Science Films supports the individual interests of our interns. It’s an exciting atmosphere to grow, gain hands on skills and obverse the inner workings of a creative non-profit.


  • Interns must be available at least 3-5 days/week 10am-6pm. Start date June 15th through August 15th.
  • Interns must be interested in science and/or film and willing to learn, propose projects and be self-motivated

This is an unpaid internship, but great performance will yield a great recommendation. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.

How To Apply

Summer Deadline: Accepting applications now through April 15, 2015. Selected candidates will be requested to interview and will be notified before May 15, 2015. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to Please specify title of internship position in subject heading. Selected candidates will be notified and requested to interview.


Film Interns will have the opportunity to work with our Director of Programming to contribute to our weekly series of Spotlight Films. These short films explore content ranging from lab footage to raw science data. Past interns have produced, filmed and edited Spotlights that have received hundreds of views on our YouTube channel and recognition from our presenting sponsor, Google.

  • Produce, film and edit two Spotlight films/month on various science and art topics to be hosted on the Imagine Science Films YouTube Channel
  • Assist in filming and editing additional film projects
  • Film and editing experience required


Program interns will work closely with the Director of Programming to assist with curating the 8th annual Imagine Science Film Festival. Program Interns will have the unique opportunity to become fully immersed in the science-film world, learn how to curate a film festival and be introduced to a network of filmmakers worldwide.

  • Research filmmakers and films worldwide
  • Organize film archive
  • Update festival and film content to website
  • Communicate with selected filmmakers regarding festival logistics, media transfer, panel opportunities and film awards
  • Passion for science films and familiarity with WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite


Communications Interns will work closely with the Managing Director to translate the mission of Imagine Science Films to the public. This is an ideal position for someone aiming to gain practical experience in communication and create professional writing portfolio.

  • Source science and film related articles, images and videos to post across our social media platforms
  • Help monitor general inquiries
  • Write press releases and communicate with the press
  • Write original content for our website
  • Must be familiar with WordPress, Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must provide one writing sample


Imagine Science Films offers short term volunteer opportunities for all ages year round! Have the chance to enjoy free screenings, panels and workshops while contributing to bridging the gap between art and science. Volunteer opportunities include the annual Imagine Science Film Festival in New York City, satellite festivals around the world, & monthly events and workshops. To inquire about upcoming volunteer opportunities, please email us


 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution holding Gold Status in GuideStar Exchange, demonstrating a commitment to transparency. We encourage collaboration between scientists, who dedicate their lives to studying the world in which we live, and filmmakers, who interpret and expose this knowledge, together making science accessible and stimulating to the broadest possible audience. In under ten years, the organization has established a reputation for “art house standards” and a commitment to educating the public about science through unconventional means, like engagement with high-quality cinema of various genres, creation of scientifically-compelling performing arts pieces, and classes on science and filmmaking for youth. But our work is not possible without the generosity and support of audience members like you. From individual donors to foundation and corporate sponsors, we thank you for your commitment to our mission and vote of confidence in our work. If you have any questions about your donation or where your money goes, please feel free to view our GuideStar profile or contact us at (718)-596-6404.