UPDATE: We have filled all of the positions! Thanks for your interest!
This summer, our “new products” team here at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is going to be working on a couple of really cool projects, and we would love some help.
In fact, we would love lots of help!
We’re looking for folks who want to build cool things, hang out with cool people, and work in one of the coolest offices you’ll see this side of Google. This is what most companies call an internship, and I guess that’s technically what it will be here, as well.
But you won’t be doing crappy intern things like fetching coffee, mowing our lawns, etc… You’ll be doing all of the same things that the rest of our team does.
We’re looking for folks who want to work with us through the summer, as well as for longer internships.
Because of competitive reasons, I can’t really go into any details right now as to what you’ll be working on with us here at WPNI other than to say that the projects are uber-cool and will likely get lots of attention inside and outside of the news/media industry.
We want solid journalists who can write their backsides off. We’re also looking for programmers with an understanding of Django. And if you’re a kick-ass designer with killer Flash or motion-graphics skills, we want you.
But what we really want are self-motivated bad-asses who have at least one of the skills I listed above.
So, if you’d like to hang out with the bad-asses that I’m lucky enough work with each day, learn cool stuff, and basically ensure your future marketability in the field of journalism for a long time, then contact me ASAP.
No, we won’t be expecting you to starve for the summer in order to take these internships. You aren’t going to get rich. But you’ll definitely be able to get by.
And another thing … if you are what some call “one of the Top Kids” who has already accepted an internship with some other newspaper or media outlet, go ahead and call them to tell them that you’re sorry that you can’t make it, but that something has unexpectedly come up. Then come hang out with us this summer at washingtonpost.com.
Your career will thank you later.
And trust me, you’re going to have a whole lot more fun here in the D.C. area with us than you were going to have at that other internship anyway.
(UPDATED: I’m joking. Please don’t quit another internship to come hang with us. Unless you really, really want to.)