Science in The City Festival Intern (Science Communication, Summer/Winter)

Communication and Information Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences
1 Feb, 2022 to 31 Dec, 2025
31 Aug, 2024

General information

3 months

Science in the City is Malta’s largest science and arts festival attracting 6% of the population every year. It transforms the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital city Valletta, into a beautiful setting that engages citizens with science and research. Successful interns will be part of the core team organising this amazing event. The applicant will gain skills in public engagement, marketing, social media and logistical and administrative duties. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in event management and/or science communication.


We are recruiting interns for two periods: summer and winter. Please note that interns working on the festival during the winter months will not be participating in the actual festival (unless their internship extends to nine months or one year). The winter months are also quieter and thus, you will likely be working on other EU projects as well. 


Winter interns will be involved in post-evaluation, i.e. helping to analyse survey responses and report writing. The social media platforms must also be maintained and will require correspondence with other interns and staff to promote the work of our EU projects. Additional responsibilities include: a) maintaining contact with stakeholders and volunteers to prepare for the next festival, b) aid in grant writing and artist open calls, c) administrative and logistical support pertaining to artist applications, d) aid in recruiting new organisations/partners and sponsors and e) aid in coordinating public engagement events in the run-up to the festival, including “Science in the City Goes to School” — bringing the festival to Malta’s public schools. 


Summer interns can expect an intense, but very rewarding, experience. Tasks are highly variable and involve management of partners — from overseeing logistical requirements on the day of the festival and signed contracts, to helping recruit and train volunteers. Other responsibilities include: a) aid in developing and executing the evaluation plan on the day, b) social media content generation, c) writing/editing (e.g. press releases, blogs, newspaper articles, etc.), d) coordinating workshops and training, e) design tasks (e.g. online posters, photography, videography) and f) managing ordering and delivery of materials (e.g. SitC t-shirts for staff and volunteers, banners, posters, etc.). 


We encourage people to apply who are keen to express their voice and share ideas. We want people who are creative and can put their ideas into action with little guidance. This internship also requires a person who is versatile, can adapt quickly and think on their feet. Are you up for the challenge?! Join us! 


No financial compensation


science and arts  administration  logistics  marketing  science communication  festival management  

Additional Information

We welcome interns for a minimum of three months and up to one year. Applicants who can stay for six months or more are preferrable. We also provide training where requested for those who wish to gain skills in particular areas, from public speaking to writing press releases. IELTS level of acceptance: band 7 or above.
English: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: 
event and partner/sponsor management
social media
logistics and administration
public engagement
science communication
sponsorship management