Summer 2021 Internship
Application deadline: May 3rd
Perfect internship for TV & movie lovers!
Whether you are a future filmmaker, an observer of humanity, or just interested in how stories can be measured, we encourage you to apply to the summer internship. Non-technical backgrounds are equally welcome as those interested in the nuts and bolts of machine-learning and measurement theory.
The 2021 summer internship program will focus on understanding the basic elements of stories and how those elements relate to story form, audience response, and appropriate measurement techniques. StoryFit is upgrading its story-elements toolkit this summer, and this internship program will give future filmmakers, researchers, and others hands-on experience with understanding various components of scripts and how writers emphasize various concepts within scenes. StoryFit's analytics products automatically read scripts and use machine-learning to infer story features based on audience data, as well as theoretical frameworks from entertainment psychology. Our goal for the summer is to measurably enhance the reliability of our current story-elements-inference algorithm by iterating on our current approach and adding in new technologies.
The internship offers the following experiences for accepted applicants:
- Learn about the social-science of measuring story features through readings and guided discussion
- Help conceptualize and evaluate web-based ratings tools StoryFit builds in house
- Option to help execute studies, optimize our efforts via project management
- Providing ground truth ratings of stories (data annotation) and feedback for scalable version of story-elements system
- Extract/highlight relevant story data from our corpus of scripts
- UX feedback on client-side story elements interface
- Hands on script experience
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line: Summer Internship 2021 - [Your Name] by May 3rd. Please include attached:
- Resume (your name in the document title)
- 200-300 words answering the following question:
- Why do differences exist between people’s entertainment preferences? That is, why can the same story be appealing to some people and unappealing to others?
- (Make sure to provide reasons, evidence, and examples to support your response to that question.)
- Interest in media/entertainment industry
- Basic understanding of script format & screenwriting rules
- Attention to detail
- Good communication & responsiveness to feedback
- Time management & adherence to project deadlines
- This is an unpaid internship. Indicate whether you need school credit for participation.
- International (non-U.S.) applicants are encouraged to apply
- Internship launch date: June 1st
- The internship will have weekly Zoom meetings on Tuesday afternoons
- General office-software and communication skills, along with a passion for analytical thinking are a must. Bonus if you are really into stories!
- Note: This is not a content editing internship. You will be analyzing the script, identifying missing data, or comparing StoryFit’s results to your own analysis
- All interested parties are encouraged to apply regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.