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As part of its objective to advance the science of consciousness, IONS is dedicated to training emerging noetic scientists. IONS hosts a limited number of research, education, and communications interns each year. Our interns have been high school and college students wishing to gain research and nonprofit experience, graduate and post-graduate students who engage in more formal training experiences, and those returning to the workforce or making a career change.
IONS Interns reflect on their internship experience
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Becoming an IONS Intern
Our application process is highly competitive due to the large numbers of applications we receive. We strive to provide meaningful mentorship experiences for our interns. In order to do this, we can only supervise a handful of interns at a time.
Our selection process is based on qualifications, interests, and match to current projects. Internships are unpaid and interns must secure and provide their own housing. It is rare that we have internship tasks that can be done remotely.
Research interns meet with staff on a weekly basis, and individual instruction and supervision is provided on specific projects. Although additional work can be done from home, in most cases interns must come into the office once or twice a week in order to work collaboratively with staff and other interns. We also hold a weekly research internship symposium to introduce interns to the work of staff and colleagues in areas relevant to the noetic sciences.
The length of the program depends upon the needs of the individual intern. Internships may last from three months to over a year and a half, with more intensive shorter periods available for people who have interim terms between semesters.
If you are interested in applying for an internship, please click the button below to fill out an application.