This spring, I am looking for one 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. The ability to create the branded look and feel for WeGrowMedia content and services.
- A writer proficient in online messaging such as sales copy, product descriptions, etc.
- Branding and marketing skills.
Part-time intern from April 1 – June 30, 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 June.
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 (email and 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 intended to be part of a course, and you can turn it into a beautifully designed worksheet.
- A writer focused on marketing and sales copy. You tend to pick apart the psychological triggers that go into marketing, and consider how crafting great copy aligns to engaging a reader.
- Branding and marketing skills. You find it fun to dream up new ways that we can create services and products to teach others.
- 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: March 21, 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 Last Intern Says…
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.
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.