This is our new intern Ben. He just started today. We have no idea where he's gone. This makes us think that we're such horrible people to work with that we ran him off before lunch on his first day. But we don't know for sure—maybe he was raptured, or was kidnapped and is now being held hostage by a rival blog. Ben, if you're reading this, please come back—we like you.
Also! Even if we find Ben—but especially if he's been Harold Campinged—we still need a few awesome interns right now. Here's the basic outline for what we look for in interns.
• You should want to be a journalist or reporter or writer or something of the sort when you grow up—experience at a newspaper or magazine is A++++, will buy again
• Like technology and the internet a lot
• Basic experience with HTML, Flickr, FTP, Facebook, Twitter—things that people do on the internet
• Dedication. It's like, intense here.
• A decent laptop
• Over 18
• Willingness to learn. We don't expect you to know everything when you get here, but you should be willing to put the work in to learn.
• Ability to commit at minimum 20 hours a week, with full time being the preference.
The stuff you'll be getting learned:
• Research and reporting: Learning how to pull together lots of different kinds of information from multiple sources for editors
• Spotting stories: Learning how to find and pitch stories from multiple sources and leads
• Other, um, things
Essentially, you'll be learning the basics of writing about technology and internet culture. And very probably playing with a lot of gadgets. Oh, there is a small stipend, too.
If you think that sounds like your an ideal internship, grasshopper, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "NY Intern" if you're applying for the New York internship, or "SF Intern" if you're applying for the San Francisco internship. Then, tell us a little bit about yourself and why you're perfect for the job, and paste your resume at the bottom of the email. (No attachments. Seriously. None.)