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Wall Street Oasis is looking for one-two interns to help me manage our content, specifically the homepage, forum and blog content, and help manage the contributing authors.

The internship is unpaid, but tangible/intangible benefits you will receive are listed below. You will be working remotely and communicating with me at least once per week (via chat/email).

If you're looking for that internship to get your foot in the door and fill your resume with some real-world experience for a large financial community, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Skills/requirements:

  • You have a strong interest in learning about content management (with a focus on finance related content)
  • You have a strong interest in learning about the inner-workings of a successful online forum/website
  • Knowledge of what WSO is all about (ie study our About Us page, browse through our homepage content, and watch this interview with patrick on Mixergy)
  • You are a very MOTIVATED SELF-STARTER WITH ASOLID WORK ETHIC, AND THE ABLILITY TO MEET DEADLINES
  • Can commit to 10+ hours per week availability.
  • Current university student or recent graduate
  • Able to respond to emails promptly during weekdays (unless you give me advanced notice)
  • I don't care what your background is, what your stats are, I just want candidates who can be 100% committed to the internship.

Bonus qualities I will take into consideration but not required:

  • Solid track record as a poster on WSO (good sb:ms ratio, and have been a good contribitutor to the site)
  • Experience with online content managementg
  • Social media experience
  • Experience with html
  • Strong knowledge of finance principals

Examples of some the tasks you will be doing:

  • Helping format the posts by our contributing authors (they will submit the post to you in word and I will need you to create the post on our site, implementing basic html. The html easy to learn and I can quickly teach it.
  • Help me create the weekly wrap up post
  • Helping me find old high-quality content to "bump" to the top of the forums for those who have never seen it
  • Help me identify the best forum posts and comments of the day
  • Help come up with new topic ideas for our contributing authors
  • Help me manage our syndications
  • Help faciliate and organize our q&a's and interviews
  • Other content related tasks which I will elaborate on later

Timeline/hours:

  • Start date: Training would begin Mid-November
  • Internship term: 4 months minimum (till Mid April)
  • Hours per week: ~5-10 depending on the week
  • I am very flexible in allowing for time off for mid-terms/finals/job interviews/vacation etc.

Tangible Benefits for you:

  • Free access to all WSO Guides (1 after 2 weeks of solid work, 5 more after 6 weeks of solid work, and the addt'l 5 after completion of the internship), the new PE prep pack is not included
  • Free access to WSO job board for one-year (after full-completion of internship)
  • Free access to WSO Video Library for 3 months

Intangible benefits: - i.e. what you will learn

  • Finance: You will have a ton of exposure to online finance content (blogs/articles/news/authors etc.)
  • Online-content: you will learn how content management works for a large online community. You will learn what makes a good post and what makes a poor post.
  • Interns that work hard and prove themselves have potential to move up the ranks and work on higher level projects in specific areas you're interested in.
  • I've had several internships in the past, so I know how it is - I am trying to design this internship to be as beneficial for you as possible.
  • See below for what Patrick can offer

To apply: please email me (subject: "Content Management Internship") at [email protected] your resume and the answers to the following questions:

  • A brief rundown of your experience with WSO
  • Current status (student / graduate)
  • A confirmation that you meet the aforementioned skills/requirements, and any of the bonus skills you possess
  • Your current availability: hours per week you can commit to, time off needed (for mid-terms/finals/travel etc) & until what date you can commit to. Please think about this carefully as I need committed people here and if you tell me you can do 4 months, then I expect you working for 4 months
  • What is a specific example you can describe to me that shows you are hard-working?
  • What is a specific example you can describe to me that shows you are detail-orientated?
  • What is one unique thing I should know about you in considering you for this internship?

After you apply I will set you up with a phone interview with me and send you a sample project to look over. If accepted, you will have 2 week trial period during which both sides can decide if it is a good fit or not.

Thanks,

Andy

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Comments (8)

  • zira's picture

    Hi Andy, I am currently living in South America, can I still apply?

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it" - Voltaire

  • dolph's picture

    Personally I hate the idea of unpaid internships because they just take advantage of kids who are desperate for a foot in the door.

  • In reply to dolph
    Bruce Wayne's picture

    dolph:
    Personally I hate the idea of unpaid internships because they just take advantage of kids who are desperate for a foot in the door.

    If they want to work, why not let them? U mad, bro?

  • In reply to BTbanker
    dolph's picture

    BTbanker:
    dolph:
    Personally I hate the idea of unpaid internships because they just take advantage of kids who are desperate for a foot in the door.

    Those benefits they just mentioned are far more important than money.

    Not if the kid needs to pay for food, accommodation etc.

  • In reply to Bruce Wayne
    dolph's picture

    Bruce Wayne:
    dolph:
    Personally I hate the idea of unpaid internships because they just take advantage of kids who are desperate for a foot in the door.

    If they want to work, why not let them? U mad, bro?

    Because most people need money in return for working. Because things cost money. Are you trolling or what?

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