The Art and Science of Joy – 2022 Volunteer Intern Program

Get valuable work experience and have a positive impact through the power of Joy

At the Art and Science of Joy, we are on a mission to inspire and empower people to live more joy-filled lives, and through the newly launched EJOY initiative, we are on a mission to help build emotional intelligence (EQ).

We are looking to take on two to three volunteer interns, who have a passion for making a positive impact in the world and a strong desire to gain practical work experience. We are looking to bring into the team people, who are curious to learn, who are good at working independently as well as in a team, and who desire to develop and apply their creativity and problem-solving skills.

The tasks

As an intern, you will get to work on a wide variety of tasks related to both the Art and Science of Joy podcast, as well as the EQJOY initiative. The tasks may include:

  • Researching and writing thought-pieces
  • Creating content
  • Posting and engaging on social media
  • Creating and implementing e-marketing campaigns
  • Conducting market research
  • Working with our websites, including SEO and analytics
Objective of the Volunteer Intern Program

To provide students with a valuable work experience and training package in a company with a strong social purpose, whilst at the same time helping the Art and Science of Joy and EQJOY projects to flourish on its mission to bring more joy to the world.

How the program works

The interns will work as part of a team and work directly with the CEO and founder Andrew Cannon.

The minimum internship period is 2 months. The working hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during their internship. All work is remote.

As part of the volunteer intern program, interns will receive training in a nuAs part of the volunteer intern program, interns will receive training in a number of different areas related to personal and professional development, such as:

• Life coaching
• Leadership coaching
• Creativity
• Market research / Customer insight
• Social media marketing

Summary of benefits to interns

+ On the job experience in a dynamic and joyful work culture 
+ The possibility to apply one’s own creative talent, whilst learning new skills
+ The opportunity to develop skills through the training program
+ Contributing to spreading joy in the world

What previous interns say about working at The Art and Science of Joy

Katri Jokela

I’m Katri, a French student with minors in communication and marketing. This internship was my first experience in digital marketing – and boy, did I learn something! 
In addition to creating a marketing plan with our team, my tasks included content creation, social media engagement, episode editing, scientific research, collecting feedback… I appreciated the fact that I was really treated as an intern: besides the whole learning process we went through as a team, we were trained on various topics that’ll help us in the future.
Our team was the cherry on the cake. Andrew is a heartful leader who knows how to make the best out of your skills, while enabling you to grow. With the interns, we shared a sense of solidarity so that we’d never feel alone or overwhelmed.
So if you’re a team player with a passion for marketing and joy, please don’t hesitate to apply!

Kristina Nemethova

When it comes to describing my valuable experience I gained during this 3 month period, I can tell you that there is no school that can offer you such practical insight and knowledge as compared to working for a startup and starting from scratch, while having the possibility of slowly building your own brand! First of all, Andrew is a wonderful boss and leader who knows what people are the right fit for his team, and ultimately, this is what it all was- an amazing and delightful power of teamwork.
Besides getting familiar with and improving in all tasks related to Digital Marketing (Social media, Content and Email marketing, Analytics or Research), Andrew provided us with his trust, and therefore, gave us freedom and flexibility that together as a reliable team working in a friendly and creative environment, we were in charge of everything. We became researchers, writers, designers, audio/video editors, social media (experts), analysts, and much more… As a student of International Business and Entrepreneurship, I also got a closer look and deeper understanding of the amount of workload one field- digital marketing- requires.
To conclude, we built a great foundation and I decided to continue as a part-timer because now I want to push these gained experiences to the new level and turn them into growing the company – making a profit.

Julia Sahlman

My internship at The Art and Science of Joy has taught me so much in a short period of time. Me and the team got to work together with a large variety of tasks, including social media marketing, content creation, email marketing, copywriting, research, analytics, and much more. Working at a start-up is an interesting experience since you get to learn a lot by doing and trying out new things – seeing what works and what doesn’t, and implement changes according to your findings. Us interns were given a lot of support, trust and freedom, as well as room to let our creativity shine. The importance of teamwork became very evident during the internship – everyone helps and supports each other, and all your concerns are always heard. I believe we have been able to create a great foundation for The Art and Science of Joy to build upon – and we couldn’t have done it without efficient teamwork.

About The Art and Science of Joy
Our mission

We are on a mission to empower people to live more joy-filled lives.

Through the Art and Science of Joy Podcast, our aim is to empower people to make positive changes in their lives by sharing inspirational stories and hard facts, as well as tips and recommendations.

Through the EQJOY card game, our aim is to empower the development of emotional intelligence in children.

Apply for the 2022 volunteer intern program