March 13, 2012
UPDATE April 9, 2012: The application period is now closed. We’re checking out all the applications and will select finalists soon. Visit our Facebook page and “like” us to get updates on when the voting begins.
We’re looking for a smart and creative go-getter to be our next intern.
The twist? The successful applicant must impress not only us — but our Facebook fans, too. Here’s the deal: You apply, we pick the finalists…and then whoever gets the most votes on Facebook gets the job.
To apply, send us a résumé and a YouTube link to your “video cover letter.” Tell us a bit about yourself, why you want to work at Fast Horse and what you think you bring to the table. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 8.
Be sure to “like” us at the Fast Horse Experience on Facebook to get updates about the Summer Internship Campaign — and to learn more about us.
The internship is a paid three-month stint that could lead to a permanent gig. Fast Horse is a busy boutique agency, so expect a fast-paced environment. We’ll throw you into the mix on a variety of accounts, ranging from some of the world’s biggest brands to non-profits and some exciting startup ventures.
The ideal candidates will demonstrate:
Creativity — An ability to develop original ideas or concepts
Personality — Confidence, gravitas, sense of humor
Initiative — Drive and desire to land a gig at Fast Horse
Je ne sais quoi — That little something extra
So why are we putting this coveted internship up to a vote? Well, for one thing, our Facebook fans know us and our culture. They’ll help us spot the candidate who will shine in our distinct environment.
Another reason: We want an intern who thrives in the digital world. Of course, we’ll only pick finalists we’d be comfortable hiring. The Facebook campaign will show us who’s got the chops to successfully market themselves using whatever tools they can muster.
How to Apply
Send us a résumé and a “video cover letter” that showcases your personality, creativity and relevant qualifications.
11:59 p.m. CDT on Sunday, April 8, 2012.
Shoot a video of up to two minutes that shows us and our Facebook fans why you’re right for the job. Make us laugh, make us cry…we don’t care as long as you “wow” us. Upload the video to YouTube and send us the link here.
We’ll pick the finalists and post the videos from each of them on our Summer Internship Campaign Facebook page. Then we’ll open up the voting to our Facebook fans. Whichever candidate earns the most votes gets the gig.
Hustling for votes is definitely encouraged. Good marketers know how to market themselves. So if you get tapped as a finalist, go ahead and campaign for votes. Get your friends, family and others to “like” The Fast Horse Experience and then vote for you.
About Fast Horse
Fast Horse is an innovative, integrated agency offering a full range of traditional and non-traditional marketing services. We have a reputation for creativity and a track record of producing results. See some of our work and our culture here.