International LASER Intern

Dates or Deadline: 
8 August 2017 to 31 December 2017
Organized by: 
Danielle Siembieda
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


International LASER Intern - Can be remote with approval. Must have reliable access to internet and video conference capabilities such as Skype, Hangout or GoTo Meeting. Ideally near a LASER Host site.

Reporting to

Danielle Siembieda, Deputy Director at Leonardo/ISAST. Occasionally will work with LASER Committee and other LASER Hosts.

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.

Speaker Maintenance

  • Adding to and maintaining the speakers database

  • Making sure the filming permissions have been collected and processed.

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

  • Collecting and processing sign up sheets

  • Following tweets and posts with #LASERTalks


  • Adding LASERS to

  • Updates LASER Google Map

  • Posting on event listing websites such as university events pages, Facebook and other partner websites, forums and groups.

  • Creating Facebook and Twitter memes related to the event

  • Collecting LASER Event information from LASER Hosts and adding them to the website and newsletter.

  • Send follow-up emails to LASER Attendees and Speakers

LASER Host Support

  • Refine LASER Starter Kit

  • Help LASER Hosts utilize LASER Resources

  • Assist with implementation and design of LASER Host Portal

  • Help with LASER Host Leadership Day

  • Help organize LASER Videos for ARTECA and Leonardo Youtube channel


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