Star Trek is looking for interns and, uh, are we too old to join Starfleet?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:58PM

Kids all over the world have dreamed of joining Starfleet for decades. Well, for a few lucky people, it's finally going to happen.

Technically, it isn't Starfleet itself -- it's the Television Academy Foundation Internships: 'Star Trek' Command Training Program. Two interns a semester will be working on a Star Trek program, getting experience with writing, wardrobe design, on-set production, animation, and postproduction.

CBS will also be coordinating mentorships and curriculum, and alumni will get lifetime professional support. It hasn't been said yet which Star Trek show the interns will be working on, considering there's several in development. There's the ongoing Star Trek: Discovery, the new Star Trek: Section 31, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, and the much-buzzed-about Star Trek: Picard, as well as the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks. And that's not even considering the Star Trek: Short Treks web series or the as-yet-untitled Nickelodeon animated series. 

That's a lot of Star Trek. Of course, they'll need some helpful Redshirts -- er, interns.

The application for the program can be found here, but one would expect that it's going to be very competitive.

After all, you're following in the footsteps of the likes of James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, and Kathryn Janeway. You've got to be the galaxy's best and brightest!

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