No Wukkas: We Need an Intern (ugh, again)

By Matt Van Hoven 

The last time we posted this position we tried to make it clear that you have to be in college and able to receive credits if you want to be an intern here. Other than that, the only requirements are as follows:

&#151 Did we mention you have to be in college and able to receive credits as “payment”? There’s no hourly, stipend etc. Just college credit.


&#151 Please have an interest in writing, advertising, and getting it done.

&#151 You don’t have to be an advertising major, a creative hopeful, a journalism major etc. Send this to your hapless, majorless friends. We already like them more than you achievers.

&#151 Send your resume, but honestly as an intern you won’t have anything to show for it so spend more time on the test (more on that below).

&#151 We want you for like, 3 days a week, but that sh*t is negotiable. We swear, this is a legit, professional thing. No filing, ever. Coffee runs are not your job. You may be asked to come have a beer or attend some event as AgencySpy.

&#151 Your job will be explained in more detail if you get the interview. As an intern, expect to do any number of random things associated with running a blog, its video production department, et al. You’ll get to write posts and stuff for the show.

&#151 You have to be easy going, super Web savvy (dare we say, super-duper?) meaning you know a bit of HTML and a little about what’s going on in advertising. If you’re reading this blog, you’re ahead of most.

&#151 You must be able to come into the office and work. As for the interview, that can be worked out (say, if you’re not going to be here for another week or something).

&#151 You must be able to write: this is the test. Find some advertising-related story from anywhere (just not here) and put together a post, including either an image or a video. Make it 300-500 words and make it fun. If we don’t giggle at least once, you fail. Trust your gut.

&#151 Email agencyspy at gmail dot com with a PDF version of your story. We need someone asap and this kid Ralph Lee is already working on something, so hurry hurry!

Here’s some examples of what previous interns have done.

&#151 Intern Insights: American Sports Leagues Consider Advertising on Jerseys (Plus Editor’s Notes)

&#151 Intern Insights: Wheaties Rebrands Towards Men (Uh, What?)

&#151 The Week in Advertising: Romance, Cheap Dates, MadMen v. MadAve and the “Sorry” of All Times

&#151 The Week in Advertising: Kids on the Juice, MadMen v. Mad Ave (Part 2) and a Fauxprosal

&#151 The Week in Advertising: Condoms, Orgasms and Ryan Hits the Streets

You can hit up @madmanralph, our current intern, if you have questions about what he’s been up to. But you’ll probably do something different since we like to play to your strengths. Case in point, we’ll find something for you to do. Send resumes to agencyspy (at) mediabistro (dot) com. YOU MUST BE IN COLLEGE AND ABLE TO RECEIVE CREDIT. For Spring, 2010.