I am hiring a paid intern to join WeGrowMedia! This is a “virtual” internship, meaning you can do 100% of the work from home, or wherever you are. Do you work best from the beach at 10pm? That’s fine by me.
What Will You Be Doing?
The internship will focus on specific tasks and projects. I’m hoping to find someone who has some mix of the following:
- Graphic design skills.
- Basic WordPress skills.
- Social media skills.
Part-time intern from August 22 – December 31, 2016
5-10 hours per week
- The start date is slightly flexible.
- There is potential to become a permanent part of the WeGrowMedia team (on a part time basis) beyond 2016.
You can do this internship from wherever you are! That’s right, 100% virtual. Likewise, you can largely work your own hours. We will meet once per week via Skype, and then use other systems (such as Slack) to communicate and track projects.
This is a paid internship, at an hourly rate working 5-10 hours per week. We will discuss and finalize number of weekly hours before the start date.
I will structure the internship so that you have tangible outcomes to add to your resume. This internship will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be an entrepreneur, develop products & services, and try to have a meaningful impact on the lives of those you serve.
Okay, these are some of the skills I am looking for in an intern. Do you need to have them ALL? Nope.
- A designer. You know how to use Photoshop and other design programs, you obsess over fonts. I could give you a boring looking checklist and you can turn it into a beautifully designed worksheet.
- Comfy with web design. You know how to manage WordPress websites, and do some basic customization. If you have deeper web development skills, that’s awesome, but not required.
- Social media is your friend.. You know how to Tweet, Facebook doesn’t turn your stomach, and Instagram sounds fun.
- Thoughtful and caring communication skills. To me, success is entirely about relationships — with me, with my clients, with creative professionals. And relationships require positive helpful communication.
- Enthusiasm (Because this should be fun, right?)
Please DON’T Apply If…
If this is “just work” for you, please don’t apply. Take a look around this website if you want to get a sense of what I do, and why I do it. Basically, I spend my days working with writers and creative professionals, which means I work with people who do magic: they create worlds, they solve problems, they are the music-makers. They are infinitely inspiring to me. If these folks don’t inspire you, please don’t apply.
How to Apply
Deadline to apply: August 8, 2016
To apply, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “WeGrowMedia Internship”
Please include the following:
- A resume or link to your updated LinkedIn profile.
- A couple lines on where you are, who you are, and why this internship interests you. I’ll be clear here: I care more about WHO you are (your personality, your voice) than a long list of boring keywords that you often find on the cover letter for a job application.
- Any links that you WANT to share to your social media profiles, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, blog, website, etc. (Obviously, don’t feel obligated on this one if you feel they are for personal use.)
What Our Previous Interns Say…
Here are five reasons why our previous intern, Leah Shoemaker, thinks you should apply for this internship right now:
- Experience with a capital E: You know how job postings often promote experience when they really mean, “you’re going to make fabulous coffee and sit quietly in some meetings”. This is NOT going to be you during this internship. Over the course of my work with WeGrowMedia I helped launch several courses, designed worksheets, built sales pages, and created a platform for an online summit. There was never a moment that I didn’t feel like I was expanding my knowledge, and the only coffee I made was for my sweet, sweet self.
- Collaboration is key: From the first moment I jumped into WeGrowMedia work, I felt like part of the team. My ideas were listened to and considered despite being “The Intern”. I was a part of conversations dissecting what worked, what didn’t work, and what we should do next. Even though we weren’t meeting face-to-face, we communicated better than most in-person offices.
- Choose your own adventure: There was never a conversation with Dan where he didn’t at some point include the words, “if you have any ideas, let me know”. If I had an idea that was different than what Dan had requested, he welcomed my different point of view. I was able to bring my own special skills to the table and they were welcomed openly.
- Virtual reality: Let me paint you a picture of one of my work sessions: I was sitting on the front steps as the sun was setting over the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I had glass of rich red wine beside me and I was learning how to use a new webpage builder in order to create a sales page for a new course launch that I was so excited to be a part of. Swoon. Okay – so I can’t promise you the Rockies, but a virtual work environment means that you design your own office however you like.
- You can say “lol” and mean it: Behind the scenes at WeGrowMedia is a hoot. This job is fun and the witty banter is top notch.
And this is what intern Carmen Kern said about her experience:
“When most businesses post a job for an intern, you think get coffee, take notes, file some stuff and answer the phone when the secretary is off for lunch. Working with WeGrowMedia is the exact opposite!”
“I felt part of the team from the minute Dan said I had the job. Every day started with communicating online and getting on task, and sometimes geeking out on completely unrelated topics and bantering about our weekend.”
“Dan played into my skill set with every project he brought to me and was always available for questions or direction when I needed it. Ideas and decisions were talked through as a team and nothing was too crazy to bring to the table. I was challenged with client design work, research and developing ideas for content strategies.
“I gained an understanding of the behind the scenes look at what goes into launching and promoting the careers of each creative person that works with WeGrowMedia––something I will take with me as a writer who is beginning my own promotions.”
“There is no boring down time with this internship –– expect to learn and expand your skill set, oh, and bring your sense of humor, they encourage that kind of thing at WeGrowMedia.”
I have hired interns last couple years, and shared a behind the scenes look at that process in four posts:
- Why hiring a team has changed everything about how I work
- Things I’m Learning While Hiring an Intern (or Three)
- Getting Help: What I Learned in Hiring & Working With Interns
- 3 Key Ways That Hiring Employees is Helping My Business Grow
You can read my full bio here to get a sense of whether or not we would be a good fit.