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 fall, Imagine Science Films is preparing to hold the 9th annual Imagine Science Film Festival in New York! 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 observe the inner workings of a creative non-profit. To see samples of what our interns have done, visit our youtube channel.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interns must be available to work at least 20 hours a week, preferably over 3-5 days per week
  • Interns must be interested in science and/or film and willing to learn, propose projects and be self-motivated

Compensation

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. In addition, you will receive free entrance to all Festival events!

How To Apply

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and any other materials requested for the position to interns@imaginesciencefilms.org. Please specify the title of desired internship position in the subject heading. Selected candidates will be notified and requested to interview.

Current Positions

Development Intern

Imagine Science Films is looking for a Development Intern! We’re headed into our tenth year and with festivals in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Paris, satellite events around the world, and additional initiatives in the works, things are certainly busier than ever!

In order to help us with this growth, we’re looking for a self starter who is creative and hardworking. If you have experience with the following and are interested in what we do, please apply and send along a CV and Cover Letter to: interns@imaginesciencefilms.org

Tasks include:

  • Database management (particularly Salesforce, Google Drive)
  • Grant prospecting (ie Foundation Center Directory Online)
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Newsletter appeals and direct mailing (via Mailchimp)
  • Event planning
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

Production Intern

Imagine Science Films is looking for a Production Intern! We’re headed into our tenth year and with festivals in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Paris, satellite events around the world, and additional initiatives in the works, things are certainly busier than ever!

In order to help us with this growth, we’re looking for a self starter who is creative and hardworking. If you have experience with the following and are interested in what we do, please apply and send along a CV and Cover Letter to: interns@imaginesciencefilms.org

Tasks include:

  • Filming events and special projects
  • Finding appropriate content to shoot and assist producers
  • Assist with content and production of weekly our Video Blog
  • Edit short films and blogs ready to be published online
  • Produce digital media for all ISF channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Event planning (e.g. Science Matters Film Series)
  • Be creative, work hard and want to learn while working with a diverse team