First step will be to set up an appointment with Mark Olson for an interview. firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, you will need to sign a NDA (non-disclosure). We simply don’t share anything on the internship until after a NDA is signed as we need to protect our valuable internship documents. At the interview is where we are able to show you the inner workings of the internship in full detail. For now, you can read more about the internship through the intern blogs to gauge what they are experiencing.
Some of the basics… The internship is based on 400 points. These 400 points are made up of a midterm, final, 3 part higher level MPS system, communication with the team, weekly skype calls, 1 on 1 with mentor, blogs, communication with me, as well as fulfilling the weekly duties we require such as contacting the skateboard kids through one of our social networks at www.hookit.com We provide a lot of structure in the beginning – there is a syllabus with details of what is due each week. Each of the interns has a folder on our server where you keep all your documents and each class has its own folder broken down weekly with 16 weeks of material. We also have an intern bible, which gives a lot of information on past things we’ve done, resources for finding things, etc. On the flipside of all of this structure, is a significant amount of autonomy – it’s up to you to drive the results and find solutions to the problems we face. 50 points of the 400 is based on your ability to get the results, which leads to sales.
We provide a few key content areas that we like to focus on: sales, marketing and PR but leadership is a major focus throughout each. It’s best to align your strengths first, but we always strive to cross-train with other content areas to broaden you. Also, each month we rotate who your mentor will be, so you get use to different leadership styles.
The last month is devoted to interviewing skills and resume building. The entire internship is focused on networking!
We start the 1st week of May, for internship class 10.