Internship Opportunities


Internship Opportunities

Our NextGen Initiative hosts a vibrant internship program at IONS, giving college students and young professionals opportunities to work with the our science and programs teams. Interns gain valuable training and work experience while also contributing their gifts and talents toward IONS' mission.

Internships may involve:

  • background research/literature reviews
  • data management and analysis
  • academic manuscript preparation
  • social media/blogging
  • community member relations
  • developing marketing materials
  • curriculum development
  • creating presentations in Prezi and PowerPoint
  • filing and scanning archival material


General: Excellent writing, verbal, and computer skills. The ability to receive guidance and then work independently is essential. Specialized qualifications may be required for specific projects.

Additional qualifications for Research Interns: Familiarity with statistical analysis, and understanding the general process of scientific research.

IONS internships are unpaid. IONS does not provide assistance in securing housing for those coming from out of the area.

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IONS will contact applicants if we are considering them for a position.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Research Intern Experiences

Alexandra Papa"My internship at IONS has been an invaluable experience for my career and personal development. I got much greater insight into research techniques and got educated in what noetic science truly is. I got the privilege of participating in experiments, working on research projects, and assisting in hands-on workshops. IONS helped me establish where I want to take my education and how I want to explore that in graduate school, as well provided support in my personal journey."

Alexandra Papa
IONS Research Intern

Joey Burnett"As a research intern at IONS, I was able to work on thought provoking projects and gain experience assisting at every level of the scientific process. I feel that I developed a deeper understanding of challenges that accompany research on cutting-edge topics that question social and scientific conventions. Interacting with many inspiring, free-thinking, eminent scientists in and through the IONS network has expanded my mind and advanced my ability to suspend bias, think radically and creatively, and more effectively explore the unknown."

Joey Burnett
IONS Research Intern

"IElizabeth Valentinanterning at IONS is an interesting and rewarding experience. Working with passionate and visionary pioneers in the study and application of consciousness provides opportunities for deepening my personal understanding while exploring new developments in the field. During my time as an intern I was fortunate to work with Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, on a consciousness and healing article for The Kaiser Permanente Nursing Journal. I worked closely with Katia Petersen, PhD, and the education team as IONS launched Worldview Explorations™. I also participated in a few experiments in the lab!"

Elizabeth Valentina
IONS Research Intern