Artist seeks Communications and Music Business Internship Candidates.
Ideal candidates desire applicable Communications and Music Business knowledge and experience. No experience required, however needs to be teachable with a strong, industrious, and self-propelled work ethic. Perfect for a high school or college student interested in pursuing a career in New Media Strategies, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Music Business, or Entrepreneurship.
- 16 years or older
- A desire to know about entrepreneurship, public relations, promotions, journalism, and new media
- Excellent spelling and writing skills, must be fluent in English.
- Attend weekly work hours and mentorship/training hours. This can be done remotely via Skype or Google Hangouts. However in-person (at a coffee shop? or at artist's studio?) is preferred to allow for maximum training.
Internship spans January 1st 2015 through April 15th 2015. (Some educational institutions require a certain number of hours for an internship credit. This can be arranged.) Internship is project-based, a weekly or monthly amount of hours can be arranged.
Selected candidates are required to keep track of the work completed and hours spent. Candidates will also create monthly summary of new media, music, business, communications and marketing trends. These reports can be compiled into a end-of-internship presentation for an educational institution.
Selected candidates will be trained in 1 or all of the following skills...
- General Press Relations
- Send emails to local and national members of the press.
- Do research to contact appropriate members of the press.
- Notify them about releases and other press related news.
- Contact podcasts and other radio shows for interviews.
- Schedule those interviews.
- Preliminary Tour Support
- Research and send preliminary contacts and emails for booking and tour planning.
Internship abides by the Washington State Labor Department's definition of an Unpaid Internship.
- "The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to that which would be given in an educational environment or vocational school." - I will teach you as much as I can from my 15+ years in the Business and Music industries.
- "The training is for the benefit of the trainee." - See above.
- "The trainees do not displace regular employees, but work under their close supervision." - Truth. I can do all this work myself just fine. I don't need you, but I will teach you. You will work under my supervision.
- "The business that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees, and may in fact be impeded." - Truth. My time spent training you could be spent doing other things. The training and education provided is for the intern.
- The trainees are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period. - Truth.
- The trainees understand they are not entitled to wages for the time spent in the training. - Truth.