Content Intern

We're looking for college students or recent graduates for a part-time, paid research internship on the TED Content Team.

You need to love research and writing and feel a personal stake in the future of science, design, technology, politics, philosophy, art, and/or pop culture, and demonstrate bona fides in one or two of those fields. This is not necessarily about what you majored in -- we're looking for deep personal interest.

Your primary mission will be to research speaker proposals put forward by the global TED community, and to write summaries about the work of past speakers. If you love digging below the surface to learn more and enjoy sharing your opinion, this internship can be very rewarding. Your input and work will add to the discussion around potential speakers for our events that we produce throughout the year. A few skills you can expect to practice or learn: How to have a stronger critical eye, how to express a compelling opinion that could lead to action, how to express ideas clearly and concisely through writing, how to best contribute in a collaborative, opinionated workplace, and what makes a great TED talk.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in the logistics and production of some of our upcoming events.

The requirements:

  • You must be able to work in our downtown Manhattan offices between 20 and 25 hours per week from early September 2017 through mid-December 2017 (with a possible extension through the spring of 2018).

  • You must know how to use a Mac.

  • You should be able to demonstrate Google Document virtuosity and Microsoft Office proficiency.

How you should apply:

Write a cover letter telling us why you are right for this role. Feel free to send us links to anything interesting about you online (no LinkedIn profiles please). Show us that you are bright, perceptive and insightful.

Note that due to the high volume of applications, only considered candidates will be notified. This is a part-time paid internship position based out of our New York City office. Only candidates applying within the greater New York City metro area will be considered; telecommuting is not possible. Also, we only hire extremely nice people.


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