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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fast Horse Launches Summer Internship Campaign on Facebook

We’re looking for a smart and creative go-getter to be our next intern.

Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign logoThe twist? The winning 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 “likes” on Facebook wins 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 midnight 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.

Along the way, you’ll soak up the methods and madness that have earned Fast Horse a reputation as an innovative shop that delivers outsized results.

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.

Midnight on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

Video Details
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.

Facebook Voting
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 “likes” gets the gig.

Hustling for “likes” 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 “like” 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 andour culture here.

Contact Info
Web: Idea Peepshow
Phone: 612-746-4610
Address: 240 North Ninth Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 55401

Internship Details
  • June 11 – September 14 (and perhaps beyond)
  • Paid position
  • 40 hours per week
  • Parking paid
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
Fine Print
  • Must be a college graduate as of June 2012
  • Keep videos to two minutes or shorter
  • By applying, entrants give Fast Horse rights to use cover letter videos for any purpose
  • One video per candidate
  • Applications must be received no later 12 p.m. CDT on April 8, 2012
  • Voters must “like” The Fast Horse Experience to vote for a finalist. Only one vote (“like”) per person
  • Fast Horse reserves the right to halt the program or dismiss any suspicious votes at any time for any reason
  • Be sure to include your resume
  • Be creative and have fun with it