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NOVA: Broadcast Research

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 Broadcast Research  Internship Description:
 
Interns work closely with the senior editorial staff for NOVA’s broadcast television program.  Working directly with the senior researcher, senior science editor, and senior producers, responsibilities include developing ideas for future programs, researching story components for upcoming programs, reviewing films for potential acquisition, conducting research interviews with scientists, fact checking, and participating in editorial meetings. Interns often find opportunities to work with particular film projects during the semester and are offered the opportunity to attend editorial screenings. Interns gain experience in research and development for broadcast television, and are trained in how to develop strong pitches for the NOVA. 
 
Qualifications:
 
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
Attention to detail
Self-motivation
Ability to work with others
Ability to work on deadlines
Interest in science, technology, research, and communications
Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply
 
 
Time Commitment:
In order for our science unit interns to have a meaningful experience, we require at least a 16-hour/week commitment. Full days are not necessary, but a regular schedule is preferred.
 
Availability:
 
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 
- 04/01 for Summer 
 
Apply Now!
 
If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to NOVA’s Internship Coordinator, Daryl Choa, at NOVAinternships@wgbh.org. Please specify the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line.
 

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