Bay Area LASER Intern

Dates or Deadline: 
8 August 2017 to 31 December 2018
Organized by: 
Danielle Siembieda
United States
Leonardo Program: 


The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a program of Leonardo/ISAST and is supported by institutions and individuals acquiring around the world. It is is a grassroots movement to connect artists and scientists for cross pollination of ideas and the beginning of new partnerships. Leonardo LASER Talks were found in 2008 by Piero Scaruffi.  

Leonardo/ISAST Internship Program

The Leonardo internship program aims to enrich the learning goals and networks of the intern. The program will provide mentorship, skill development, project portfolio and on the job training. Other perks of the internship include a free subscription to ARTECA, Leonardo’s aggregator where you will have access to all Leonardo content as other valuable information about art, sciences and technology; Invitations to VIP Leonardo events; and a profile posting on our online Leonardo Electronic Directory. Our internships are flexible, experience driven and credit based. 

Time Frame

Open Ended

Time Commitment

5-10 hours per week


Bay Area LASER Intern - Ability to travel to the 3 Bay Area LASERs (Stanford, USF and Berkeley) and at least a couple visits to the Oakland Office.

Reporting to

Leonardo Managing Director and LASER Leadership committee. Will also have onboarding and training with Leonardo offices and work directly with other LASER Organizers.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Below are some of the tasks of the LASER Program. Not all tasks will be required of the intern. What the intern will be assigned will depend on skill set and interest.

Live Events

  • Help with filming and streaming the evening

  • Live tweeting and posting to social media during the events

  • Set up and take down

  • Assuring Leonardo materials are available to the audience

  • Acquiring filming permissions from the speakers

Speaker Maintenance

  • Adding to and maintaining the speakers database

  • Making sure the filming permissions have been processed

  • Collecting speaker information such as bio, twitter handle, etc.

  • Collecting sign up sheets

  • Counting number of attendees

  • Following tweets and posts with #LASERTalks


  • Posting on event listing websites such as University events pages, fun cheap sf, bay area science festival, etc.

  • Be a liaison between student groups at USF, Berkeley and Stanford at the LASERS

  • Adding events on the website and Eventbrite

  • Creating Facebook and Twitter memes related to the event

  • Organizing the videos on the Leonardo LASER website

Preferred Skills


Self-Initiative or Self-Starter

Mobile video/photo

Social Media


Basic Content Management Skills

Has a (FOMO) fear-of-missing-out


Send an email about yourself and why you are interested in this internship, along with website links and resume to subject: Bay Area LASER Internship.