We're on the hunt for a new Lifehacker intern based in New York City. Interested? Here's what you need to know.
An internship at Lifehacker means you'll help us with our daily pursuits and hunting down the best tips and tricks for getting things done. More specifically, the intern will learn to be a Jack- or Jill-of-all-trades, assisting us with research, post-finding, basic copy editing, emailing, social media tasks and, with some guidance, writing. Basically, you'll get valuable experience in the skills needed at a site like Lifehacker that you can take with you to basically any writing/media job.
What You'll Need:
- The ability to work out of our New York office full time, five days a week
- Your own computer
- Basic HTML skills
- Modern computer skills such as Tweeting, Facebooking, RSSing, IMing and other ways of communicating on the internet
- Talent, a good work ethic, ability to listen and learn fast
- The ability to follow directions to the letter
- Be at least college age
For Bonus Points:
- The qualities of a good Lifehacker writer. Being able to write makes it much more likely that you'll get more writing time.
- Graphics (mainly Photoshop/Photoshop alternative) and video skills.
This internship is foremost a learning opportunity; a chance for you to quickly learn the skills that it takes to be a blogger/news writer/life hacker in a short amount of time. The pay is hourly; the position is full time. If you come into the internship with a great attitude for learning and enthusiasm for the experience, you'll find that a Lifehacker internship is one of the best things you can do to get your writing career started. In fact, some of our current writers were former Lifehacker interns, so that might even be a possibility.
How Do You Apply?
We get a lot of applications and rely on Gmail to help us keep things sorted, so it's very important to follow these instructions so we don't miss yours. Here's what to do:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Lifehacker Intern.
- In the email, a few sentences about yourself. Good things to discuss are why you want to be an intern, your interests and experience that fit with Lifehacker (programming/writing/hacking/DIY experience), and your availability (when you can start). Focus on the fact that being concise is much more effective, but write as much as you need to to tell us what experience you have and what special circumstances allow you to be a great Lifehacker intern.
- In the email, also include a couple of links to writing and/or projects you've done.
- No attachments, please.
We get a lot of emails, so unfortunately we can't reply to everyone. If we do contact you, it may not be immediately so please be patient. If you don't hear from us, feel free to give it another shot the next time around.