Today, we’ve got some exciting news for college students out there looking for a fantastic summer internship in New York City. Affect Strategies and Strutta, have launched The New York Intern Project, a contest to find our next summer intern!
Working with Strutta, an interactive promotions company offering an intuitive contest builder that enables businesses to manage fully branded online contests, we are calling for all applicants to get creative, think big and use social media to land a sweet summer job. If you think you have what it takes to work in the big city, then submit a video or photo to the New York Intern Project site, explaining why you would make a great intern. Contestants will then fill out an online questionnaire form that details why they would be an ideal addition to Affect’s team. The winning intern will receive $5,000 and a housing stipend of up to $5,000 to live in New York City for the summer. Rent’s high here, but you can find a nice place with that dough!
Of course, this is a contest, so there’s a catch. Once you enter, your entry goes to an open voting system developed by Strutta. You’ll have to find votes, because the top six vote-getters will move onto the next round. This means use your family, friends, Facebook, Twitter and every other form of social media you can think of to convince people that you’re the ideal candidate for Affect.
Once in the final six, our judges will narrow the field down to three. But these aren’t your everyday judges. Nope, they’re acclaimed tweeter, author and founder of Garage Technology Ventures and Alltop, Guy Kawasaki, and Mashable assistant editor Erica Swallow. Plus, Affect’s founder and President Sandra Fathi and vice president and partner for the agency Leslie Campisi will also weigh in.
The judges will want to see your smarts, creativity and overall personality. For more information, check out what the judges will be looking for here.
After the panel narrows the contestants down to three, the lucky finalists will be flown to NYC for an in-person interview. The winner of the contest will be chosen shortly afterwards. But if you win, don’t expect to be doing office supply work. You’ll be thrust into our day-to-day, drafting press releases, writing blog posts, attending PR, marketing and social media industry events, and sitting in on calls and agency meetings.
So hurry and get your entries in because the earlier you start the more time you will have to grab votes. All entries must be submitted by April 8, 2011.
Once you’ve entered, let us know on Twitter that you want to be the next New York intern with the hashtag #nyintern. Also, you can tell potential voters and rally more votes by submitting your video on our Facebook page.
So get your cameras rolling, and start drumming up support. We can’t wait to see your video!