Some of you might remember our summer internship last year, when we ended up bringing on John as an intern and later, a regular writer.
Well it’s that time of year again! We’re looking to bring somebody on board the S.S. Tofugu for the summer (and maybe beyond).
If you’re interested in working for one of the coolest Japan blogs out there, then read on!
What would you be doing as the Tofugu intern? Here’s a quick rundown of the basics:
- Unpaid internship that runs for summer 2012.
- Approximately 5-10 hours of work per week.
- Write one post a week for Tofugu.
- Help write, brainstorm, research and edit posts, videos, guides, and reviews.
- Complete miscellaneous Tofugu-related tasks as needed.
- Work from anywhere (with an internet connection).
- One big summer long “project” that we’ll work with you on, based on your own personal interests.
Although writing is the main part of this internship, we’re open to other areas of education as well. Are you interested in marketing? We’ll probably have you do something marketing related. Body pillow sales? You’ll be stuck smack dab in the middle of our body pillows department. But, enough about the backbreaking internet labor you’ll be doing, what do you get?
Benefits As An Intern
You might be asking “But Hashi! What would I get in return for doing these menial tasks?.” I’m glad you asked! While this internship might not be “paid” with “money,” there are still a ton of benefits to interning at Tofugu:
- Learn about what it takes to be a pro blogger.
- Show off your writing to the best readers in the whoooole wide world ♥♥♥
- Witness the inner madness of Tofugu/TextFugu/Wanikani firsthand.
- Free Textfugu forever membership (normally $120) and Wanikani alpha access (priceless).
- Opportunity for future (paid) work after the internship is finished.
- Flexibility to also focus on something you’re interested in learning more about on a professional basis.
If that all sounds interesting to you, then you might want to make sure you fit all our requirements before filling out the application.
Unfortunately, we can’t just take any old intern; we’ve got a few requirements:
- Native or near-native English skills.
- At least 16 years or older. Sorry kiddos, it’s a legal thing.
- Strong (nonfiction) writing skills.
- Familiarity with blogging software (extra credit if it’s WordPress!).
- A technical background is a plus!
If you’re still with me after all of that, then you are not only incredibly patient, but you’re also ready to fill out the application!
Part 1: Application
The application is just a few basic questions (nothing too existential or soul-searching) for you to finish up by June 7th. Now take the red pill and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
And that’s it! Be sure to get the application done by June 7th. Good luck to everybody who applies!