NOVA: Digital Video

About NOVA:
NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. Now in its fourth decade of production, the series remains committed to producing in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form mini-series, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. NOVA is produced by WGBH Boston and airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on most PBS stations. 
NOVA Digital Video Internship Description:

Interns will be involved with the production of short-form videos for NOVA's digital platforms, including NOVA’s website and YouTube channel. Interns can be expected to research and write scripts, help on shoots, create graphics and animations and develop at least one original video of their own. They may occasionally write feature articles and blog posts for NOVA Next and help with social media campaigns.

In addition to the Digital Video Internship, interns may be selected to work on specific projects. If you are interested in any of the projects below, please indicate in your cover letter which projects you are interested in and why you would be a good fit. You may select more than one.

NOVA’s What The Physics?! Intern:

NOVA's "What The Physics?!" video series explores deep questions about the nature of our universe and surprising physics phenomena, with a light, comedic tone. Episodes demystify topics from consciousness to black holes to the physics of texting. Interns will have the opportunity to film, animate, edit, research, and write scripts, working closely with the show's creator and host, Greg Kestin.

NOVA’s News & Analysis Intern:

The Diversity and Innovation Grant (DIG) project at NOVA is rooted in producing timely web video and social media content that considers science in the news cycle. We look for the science angle in a range of current affairs topics. Interns can be expected to pitch stories, research and write scripts, and develop and edit at least one original video of their own. We’re looking for interns who are interested in the news and excited about finding creative connections between science and what’s going on in the world. Interns will work closely with Digital Editor, Allison Eck and Digital Producer, Ari Daniel.

All candidates must be an enrolled student. Due to WGBH policies, the internship is unpaid. However, we are committed to offering our interns worthwhile, fulfilling learning experiences and opportunities to become immersed in the promotion of an award-winning, widely recognized media brand.  
Skills Preferred:
Strong writing and research skills
Ability to work with others
Interest in science, communications, and video production
Experience editing video (preferably in Premiere Pro)
Experience with Photoshop/Illustrator
Experience shooting and animating video a plus
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply
Time Commitment:
Internship hours are 15-20 hours/week. Hours are flexible, but some degree of consistency in scheduling is required.
We offer fall semester internships (Sept-Jan), spring semester internships (Jan-May), and summer internships (May/June - Aug/Sept).
Applications Deadlines:
- 08/13 for Fall
- 12/01 for Spring 
- 03/04 for Summer 
Apply Now!
If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to NOVA’s Internship Coordinator, Daryl Choa, at Please specify the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line. 


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