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Volunteer at Intel ISEF 2016 in Phoenix

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The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2016 will be held May 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Society for Science & the Public seeks volunteers to serve as judges, interpreters, and to provide general support.

Every year, thousands of individuals contribute their time and energy to Intel ISEF — as judges, interpreters, and event volunteers. Through generous donation of their own time, our volunteers help us inform, educate, and inspire.

Judges require a Ph.D. or Masters’ degree with six years experience. Interpreters and volunteers do not require scientific training.

Grand Award Judges 

Grand Award Judges evaluate the projects of all student finalists in 22 scientific disciplines and select the winners of the top awards presented by the fair in each category on May 10 and 11, 2016. More than 1,000 judges are needed. Judging is the single most important event of Intel ISEF for finalists. To be a Grand Award judge, you need to hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in one of the 22 scientific categories or have a minimum of six years of professional work experience in the respective category.


Intel ISEF unites students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories each year. Approximately 200 interpreters are needed to work with students in conversational or scientifically-informed interpretation. Greatest demand is for Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish, but there is need anticipated for more than a dozen languages. No scientific background required.

In the words of past volunteers…

“All those young future scientists and engineers give me renewed hope for the future of our planet!”

“I leave every Intel ISEF with renewed hope for humanity!”

“I must admit I didn’t know anything about Intel ISEF before — what an inspiring experience!  I learned so much and met so many neat and talented people.”

“It was such a wonderful experience that I’m already considering my participation for next year.”


More than 500 volunteers are needed to help run Intel ISEF. Volunteer opportunities are available during the week in a range of shifts. We encourage you to explore all of the volunteer opportunities and experience Intel ISEF in your community. No scientific background required.

Apply to volunteer at Intel ISEF 2016.

Contact the Society for additional information on volunteer opportunities at Intel ISEF 2016. You can also print our volunteer flyer to share with your school or organization.

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