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Volunteer, Judge, Interpret at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (INTEL ISEF)

Phoenix, Arizona | May 12–17, 2019

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. The Intel ISEF provides an annual forum for more than 1,700 students in grades 9–12 from nearly every state in the U.S. and more than 75 countries, regions and territories to showcase their talent on an international stage. Each year, millions of students worldwide compete in science fairs, and the winners go on to participate in more than 430 society-affiliated fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF. At the Intel ISEF, these top young scientific minds come together, showcase their talent on an international stage, are judged by doctoral-level scientists and compete for more than $4 million in prizes and awards.


Become a Judge
Approximately 1,000 judges are needed for 22 scientific disciplines. Judging will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center from the afternoon of Tuesday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Judges must have a minimum of six years related professional experience beyond receiving a B.A., B.S., or Master’s degree OR a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., etc.) OR is a current graduate student with more than four years of doctoral-level research experience or who is within one year of doctoral dissertation defense.

Volunteer to Interpret
About 200 interpreters in over 25 languages are needed to work with students throughout the week in various ways. The greatest need for interpreters is on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 during judging (technical knowledge NOT required). The day begins at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast where interpreters and finalists meet to discuss their project and language needs for the day. Many of the students are fluent in English but would like interpreters just in case. There will be four hour shifts throughout the day until about 6:00 p.m. The greatest need for languages includes Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Mandarin. Other languages needed include Bahasa Malaysia, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,Japanese,Kazakh,Korean,Mandarin,Polish,Portuguese, Romanian, Sinhala, Slovak, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Serve as a General Volunteer
More than 500 general volunteers for a variety of activities are needed during the week, beginning Thursday, May 9–Friday, May 17. Daytime, evening and weekend shifts are available for everyone ages 14–99! On-site training will be provided.

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