By J.T. O'Donnell This past summer, we held our first 'virtual' internship. (In fact, it was highlighted in this Wall Street Journal article.) In exchange for free career coaching and course credit, students from D.C. to India, ages 18 to 50, came together to learn the power of Twitter, social media, and virtual teamwork. The program exceeded our expectations to the point that we have decided to offer it again. Which means, if you, or someone you know could benefit from a professional internship right now, keep reading! Here's how it works... You apply by September 30th, 2009 by completing this application process: Fall 2009 Twinternship Application You complete the program for 8 weeks and learn exactly how to use Twitter and other social media tools for business AND career development. In exchange for helping us with our branding efforts, we'll provide you with full access to CAREEREALISM University - our private career coaching resource that is helping hundreds of job seekers learn the 'new rules' to finding work they enjoy. AND, as mentioned above, it is possible to earn college credit for this course as well. Students simply need to provide their university's requirements for internship credit and we will complete the necessary paperwork (NOTE: It is the student's job to gather this information and tell us when/what we need to do.). Why should you do this program? Regardless of the the use of social media tools like Twitter is here to stay. In fact, NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES are opening up daily as companies recognize the need to have staff manage their online presence. (Just ask several of our summer interns who have since landed jobs in social media thanks to what they learned with us!) Got questions? Most of them can be answered in this Program Summary Sheet as well as our Twinternship FAQ Sheet. What are you waiting for? Apply now and you could be part of one of the coolest internship programs being offered this fall - all from the comforts of home. No professional gear or commute to work required, you'll grab your computer and go!
September 21, 2009