Winter 2021-2022 Internship
Application deadline: December 2nd
Whether you are a future filmmaker, observer of humanity, or you just love the idea of using data science to answer big questions, we encourage you to apply to the winter internship. Non-technical backgrounds are equally welcome to apply!
The 2021-2022 winter 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. We'll measurably enhance the reliability of our current story-elements-inference algorithm by iterating on our current approach by rating story elements (i.e. emotional intensity, thought-provoking, etc) of popular film and television titles.
The project offers the following experiences for accepted applicants:
- Learn about the entertainment industry through readings and guided discussion with former entertainment executives
- Help conceptualize and evaluate web-based ratings tools StoryFit builds in house
- Option to help execute studies, optimize our efforts via project management
StoryFit interns will be rating familiar film and television titles along with:
- Providing ground truth ratings of stories (data annotation) and feedback for scalable version of story-elements system
- Extracting relevant story data from our corpus of scripts
- Directly enhancing StoryFit’s client experience
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Winter Internship 2021 - [Your Name] by November 30th. Attached, please include:
- 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
- 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: Tuesday, December 7th
- Internship end date: Mid January
- Weekly Zoom meetings on Tuesdays (time TBD)
- Other than meetings, you'll work within your own schedule between 10-20 hrs per week.
- General office-software and communication skills, along with a passion for analytical thinking are a must. Bonus if you are really into stories!
- 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.