I’m Hiring — Internship Opportunity

I'm hiring a paid intern to help on a few high-impact entrepreneurial and journalistic projects.

Projects will include research on topics similar to those I blog about, some IT / blog infrastructure stuff, help launching a new bricks and motar business, and some online marketing work. This is not an executive assistant job; however, there will be some duller personal tasks that accompany the more stimulating ones.

The ideal candidate probably is under 30 years old; possesses top-notch written communication skills; self-directed and proactive; broadly interested in business and technology; still has a lot to prove. You do not need to be an engineer or programmer but you should be above-average proficient with web technology.

Compensation will include a small cash stipend, a couple round-trip flights to San Francisco from anywhere in America for us to have dinner, and whatever value you place on learning and personal growth. In the past, people I've worked with in this capacity have been exposed to some really interesting people and ideas, and I think the experience accelerated their career. (That's also been the case for me when I've interned for other folks.)

This internship may expand or be terminated at any time, depending on how it's going. At the moment, you should be available for at least five months (starting now) to work at least 5-10 hours a week. Preference given to those who live in California, but you can live and work anywhere in the world, on your own hours. Email [email protected] if you are interested. Thanks!

5 Responses to I’m Hiring — Internship Opportunity

  1. SMJ says:

    Hi Ben,

    I am an avid reader of your blog. Thanks for all your thoughtful commentary.

    First, I’m not a lawyer. However, as I understand it, it’s not kosher (i.e. it is illegal) in the US to specify any age preferences in an employment posting like this (as of 1967).

    I theorize that what you meant to convey was that the ideal/most realistic candidate for this position is likely someone just getting started in their career, and that your reference to age was only intended to paint this picture. I have no doubt that you’d love to see applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age. Correct?

  2. Ben Casnocha says:

    Correct. I know the law in traditional job interviews but I didn't think
    about it for a blog post. I shouldn't have specified exact age.

  3. Ted says:

    Cool to see that you are taking the time to offer a well thought-out internship. Good luck with the search!

  4. Yamini says:

    Is this opening still available? Firstly, as SMJ asked are you really looking for someone who is just getting started in one’s career or a qualified candidate? Also, would it matter if the qualified candidate is on the other side of the globe?

  5. Ben Casnocha says:

    No, it's filled, thanks for your interest.

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