In my job search on Craigslist today I found this posting. It angers me so much I can not even explain to you. This is the reason why I don't have a job. There should be a law against this. It angers me more because there will always be people out there who will take these jobs and think its just paying their dues. THIS IS AN ASSISTANT POSITION NOT AN INTERNSHIP.
You cant eliminate assistant salaries by just calling it an internship. That should be a crime. I was really tempted to write to this person and tell them what they are doing is wrong but I wont. My form of lashing back will just have to be my blog post missing contact information. Proceed to read this and tell me if you think that this even makes sense to you.
FEMALE INTERN wanted to work for HIGH PROFILE/FUN NY company
Date: 2009-07-06, 12:52AM
THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP with a small MERIT-BASED bonus/stipend at the end of the internship.
The intern will be working for a HIGH PROFILE, FAMOUS New Yorker. You will be involved in every aspect of her company- PR, marketing, event planning, administrative assistant tasks, scheduling, phone calls, helping with filming of media, charity work, etc. Everyday wll be different.
This is an ideal position for someone who is in college or grad school and wants a full-time summer job now and then part-time in the fall or someone who just graduated from school and is looking for an internship that has the possibility of turning into part-time or full-time employment. IDEALLY the person would be able to continue to work part-time during the school year, or possibly full-time in the fall. It could also work for someone who is looking for college credit.
We are looking for a FEMALE intern to work for a high profile NY company. This is a position for someone who is looking for very good experience and something to put on your resume. There will be a small merit-based stipend given at the end of the time period as long as the work is well done, but this is an UNPAID position. It is only good for someone who is looking for experience not money.
It should be a FEMALE who lives in NYC or in the NY area and who has easy access to the city at all times. She should be upbeat, energetic, and VERY well organized. She needs to be VERY proficient with Outlook and Word.
You MUST have a BLACKBERRY or Iphone that gets emails instantaneously.
This needs to be a person who can juggle many tasks at once, knows how to work for a person who has a lot going on and who can handle working with someone high profile.
Most days, you will be working from your home with constant interaction with the CEO of the company as well as the head adminstrative assistant as well as some days working from a home office that is located in midtown Manhattan.
There will be a few weekends where you will be required to be in the Hamptons and will be provided with housing for that time.
ONLY apply- if you are fine with an unpaid internship, if you like the idea of working from your home everyday (this is not a Fortune 500 company with an employee cafeteria),and can juggle lots of things and you are independent/self motivated.
Please send an email with a resume and any other information that you think would make us hire you. This is a position where you will be in the public eye sometimes, so appearance and the way you present yourself counts a lot.