Hello Internet! We're looking for some fall interns for our New York office.
We're pretty demanding of our interns, but in turn, you will learn a lot about this whole professional blogging enterprise. So, the ideal candidate is someone who's looking at a career in media, but fairly geeky too. Oh, and you must be within daily commuting distance of Manhattan.
• 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 figure it out.
• 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, and learning new euphemisms for genitalia and all of the "go go go faster faster faster" pace of blogging. Oh, there is a small stipend, too. Like negligibly small so you should have your finances figured out.
If you think that sounds like your 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 opportunity, and paste your resume at the bottom of the email. (No attachments. Seriously. None.) Deadline's
Monday, August 13th
Thursday, August 16th.
We look forward to hearing why we should learn you.