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NOVA Broadcast Research Internship - Summer 2024


GBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

At GBH, we believe in the advantages of coming together to build community, mentor and learn from colleagues, and connect more deeply with our mission. As a result, the majority of our staff are hybrid and work both from home and onsite. Our current hybrid approach requires staff to work onsite a minimum of two days each week, every Tuesday and one other day, to be determined by their business unit. Hybrid staff are also welcome to come in additional days each week or may be asked to come in on other days by their manager.


NOVA is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe. The PBS series is also one of the most widely distributed science programs around the world, and is a multimedia, multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and online. NOVA’s important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the scientific enterprise accessible to all, NOVA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work, from the production process to the range of stories we tell and voices we feature. In addition, science educators across the country rely on NOVA for resources used in the classroom as well as in museums, libraries, and after-school programs. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston; more information can be found at, or by following NOVA on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


Interns work closely with the editorial staff of NOVA’s broadcast television program, including the Science Editor, Researcher, and Producers. Interns work with particular film projects throughout the semester and are invited to join in reviewing cuts for all ongoing projects. Interns gain experience in research and development for broadcast television and learn how NOVA approaches science storytelling from beginning to end. They’ll also have opportunities to learn from NOVA staff about a range of topics including digital video production, media rights and licensing, and audience development.
An important part of NOVA’s mission is to produce science communication and journalism that is inclusive and reflects diverse perspectives of people across the U.S. and around the globe. Diversity of perspective matters among staff too, as our work in some way reflects our collective experiences and identities. In your cover letter, please tell us a bit about the perspectives you would bring to the job, perhaps related to your knowledge, identity, experiences, or anything else you feel shapes the way you see the world.


  • Fact-check film scripts
  • Research storylines for upcoming programs
  • Identify potential sources to interview for documentaries
  • Review films for potential acquisition
  • Review past films for rebroadcast
  • Participate in editorial meetings
  • Develop ideas for future programs
  • Assist other teams as needed


  • Strong research skills
  • Strong writing and communication 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


Paid Internship $17/hour (Part-time, 20 hr/wk)


GBH internships provide students with valuable work experience and real-world knowledge across many fields of study, from TV and radio production to web design, accounting, law, and other administrative areas.


  • Dates: June 10th to August 16th
  • Candidates must have their own computer and access to Wifi.
  • Candidates must be in an Undergrad or Grad program and have work authorization for the United States.
  • The internship will be at least partially in-office, with the option to be fully in-office.

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GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve are diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, GBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment, or promotion based on race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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