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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013 Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign

2013 Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign

The Fast Horse Summer Internship Campaign is back, and once again, we’re challenging applicants to impress not only us, but also our Facebook community.
From now until 6 p.m. CST on April 14, we are accepting applications from recent or soon-to-be graduates who are shrewd, hungry and curious. We are looking for people who understand the evolving media landscape, know how to make a mark in the digital space and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Our goal, as always, is to hire an intern who has the chops to potentially launch his or her career with us.
The internship is a paid, three-month, full-time gig with the chance to be hired permanently if you show us you’re a star. Our intern will make key contributions to a variety of accounts, which include some of the world’s most recognizable brands, exciting start-ups, local ventures and non-profit organizations. All the while, our intern will have the chance to learn our innovative approach to brand positioning, content marketing, media/influencer relations, event planning, social media strategy, sports marketing, spokesperson management and plenty more.
Here’s where things get interesting, though. While we will be responsible for reviewing applications, conducting interviews and selecting finalists, our Facebook fans will ultimately choose our next intern.
So, you want in? Apply by sending us a résumé and a “video cover letter” via YouTube link. Your video should showcase your personality, creativity, ambition and initiative. Shoot it with your smartphone, DSLR, GoPro, Betacam – whatever you like. (This ain’t Sundance.) Tell us why you want to work at Fast Horse and what you think you would bring to our fast-growing agency. Ultimately, you will want to submit a video that convinces us – and our Facebook fans – you’re fit to be the next Pony.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate:
  • Creativity — An ability to develop original ideas or concepts
  • Personality — Confidence, gravitas, a great sense of humor
  • Initiative — Drive, desire and hustle to land a gig at Fast Horse
  • Je ne sais quoi — That little something extra
So, why are we delegating this important decision to our Facebook community? For one thing, our nearly 4,000 Facebook fans know us and our culture. Also, we want an intern who knows how to operate in the digital world and drive people to action. In 2010, we became one of the first agencies to tap social media for hiring interns. We believe this unique process gives applicants the chance to show vital skills and behavior a more traditional process likely wouldn’t reveal.
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.
How to Apply
Send us a résumé and a YouTube link to a “video cover letter” that showcases your personality, creativity, ambition, initiative and relevant qualifications.
Deadline
6 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Video Details
Shoot a video of up to two minutes that shows us and our Facebook fans why you’re right for the job. Upload the video to YouTube and send us the link here. Consider this your final draft, too. No revisions will be allowed if you make it to the voting phase. Please respect all copyright laws.
Facebook Voting
We’ll pick the finalists and post their videos on our Summer Internship Campaign Facebook app. Then we’ll open up the voting to our Facebook fans. Whichever candidate earns the most votes gets the gig.
Campaigning
If you are named a finalist, not only is campaigning encouraged – it’s essential to victory. Get your friends, family and others to “like” The Fast Horse Experience and then vote for you. But don’t stop there. To win, you’ll need to earn votes through an effective marketing strategy that extends well beyond your immediate network.
No Monkey Business
We are asking that the only resources our candidates will spend in their campaigns are time and creativity — no buying votes! We reserve the right to disqualify candidates who do not abide by that spirit.
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 and our culture here.
Contact Info
Email: info@fasthorseinc.com
Web: Idea Peepshow
Phone: 612-746-4610
Address: 240 North Ninth Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Internship Details
•   June 10 – September 13 (and perhaps beyond)
•   Paid position
•   40 hours per week
•   Location: Warehouse District, Minneapolis, MN
Fine Print
•   Must be a college graduate as of June 2013
•   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 than 6 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 14, 2013
•   Voters must “like” The Fast Horse Experience to vote for a finalist. Only one vote 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 résumé
•   Be creative and have fun with it

Find more details here.