StoryFit Winter Internship

Employer StoryFit
Location Remote
Type Internship
Contact information kati@storyfit.com
Apply by November 30, 2021
More details https://www.storyfit.com/job/winterinternship
Posted on November 3, 2021

Description

Application deadline: November 30th
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 summer 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 careers@storyfit.com 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)
Required:

Interest in media/entertainment industry
Attention to detail
Good communication & responsiveness to feedback
Time management & adherence to project deadlines
Other Details:

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.