Female STEM Students Assemble For Marvel Internship Challenge

Jenni Miller | March 18, 2016 - 3:45 pm

If you’re a young woman with a yen for STEM studies, it’s time to assemble your best ideas and apply for an internship at Marvel.

“Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War — Girls Reforming the Future Challenge” is open to any girl between the ages of 15 and 18 and in grades 10 through 12 who has conjured up an innovative project in the realm of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Whether it was cooked it up for a science fair or just for fun, your STEM-centric project should be something cool that can benefit the world. Marvel invites entrants to submit videos of their projects, along with details on how it will help change the future, how STEM was used in its creation, and why they want an internship at Marvel.

The five finalists will get to participate in all sorts of exciting stuff, including the chance to hit the red carpet at the world premiere of Captain America: Civil War. Which is just what every STEM student dreams of, right? The big winner will get a one-week internship at Marvel.

This offer is a smart way to promote Captain America: Civil War to young women. The movie features Scarlett Johansson and Elizabeth Olsen as Black Widow and Scarlet Witch, along with Emily VanCamp and Gwyneth Paltrow. From merchandise missteps to preempting Captain Marvel for the nth time, Marvel hasn’t exactly stepped up to the plate to support its female fans. However, promoting female STEM studies is definitely a step in the right direction. Black Widow toys are also a nice touch.

Applications are due March 26, and the winner will be announced on March 30; the winner and a legal guardian will hustle to Los Angeles on April 10 in time for the world premiere on April 12. The movie opens nationwide on May 6.

[Women and Hollywood]