We Want You: The Fast Horse Experience Intern-For-A-Day Program

September 20, 2010

We’re pleased to announce a great new program for fans of The Fast Horse Experience.

Quick background: We introduced our Facebook page last year to offer opportunities for a  “digital informational interview.” Our goal was to provide a resource for aspiring professionals seeking internships or entry-level positions in advertising, graphic design, marketing, PR, interactive, etc.

Since then, we’ve gotten to know a lot of talented people. We even hired a few of them. And we certainly hope we brought value to those who “liked” the page. Now that it’s been a year, we thought we’d mix it up a little. So we give you: The Fast Horse Experience Intern for a Day program.

Here’s the deal:

During the next year, we’ll put out calls for guest posts for this blog, The Idea Peepshow. You’ll see calls once every two months. Applicants will then have two weeks to send us a post. We’ll pick our favorite and publish it here. We’ll also hire that person for a one-day paid internship.

Along with the guest blogging gig and one-day (eight hours, $12/hour) contract to work at Fast Horse, each intern will get an office tour, free lunch at one of several fine North Loop establishments and, most importantly, the opportunity to showcase his or her creativity, do real client work and get a sense of what agency life is like.

This goes out to anyone. Any age with any set of interests or skills. You just have to be a member of our Facebook community. After we select the intern-for-a-day, we’ll tailor the work day to fit the winner’s interests. And we’re flexible: winners can pick their day — and if they aren’t based in the Twin Cities or able to make the trip, they can hot-desk, or work outside of Fast Horse walls for the day and keep in touch via phone/email/Skype, etc.

Here are the application instructions for the first open call – which starts today:

  • Write a blog post on the broad subject of your reaction to a marketing campaign or message that caught your attention recently. Whether you found it to be effective or poorly done, just make sure to tell us why.
  • Send the post to info@fasthorseinc.com by 5 p.m. Oct. 4
  • Keep the posts to about 400 words
  • If you’d rather submit a video, MP3 of a podcast, collection of photos telling a story, or whatever else, feel free to do so

Each of the following open calls will be made on Facebook, so please ‘like’ the page and visit the ‘Discussions’ tab for questions about this program.

We look forward to getting to know our next six interns – are you one of them?