Style Startups is looking for 'Fashion 2.0' editorial and research interns to help explore the exploding world of web-based fashion technology.
Style Startups will be launching late this fall, and will be a platform for tracking and exploring all types of 'Fashion 2.0' business ventures (think flash sale sites like Gilt Groupe and social shopping like Fashism and subscription sites like Shoe Dazzle). They'll also be educating existing companies and mentoring new entrepreneurs. They are currently looking for interns so nice, smart, and amazing, they're never going to want to let them go.
This is a great fit for those fashion geeks out there - you must love fashion and have a deep interest in technology as well (social media savvy, of course, but more, too... disruptive new online business models, 3D accessory printing, whatever geeks you out).
Responsibilities include: Research - combing the web for new and existing fashion websites and entering them into a database. (Yes, that means looking at fashion sites all day!) Blogging - writing about new and interesting fashion 2.0 things that you discover as you comb the web. Social media - some pr + marketing work using all the usual social media channels.
This is a great fit for interns who: -have a deep love for fashion -are smart about technology -have clear, articulate, thoughtful writing -can write in a certain voice (smart, authoritative, fun) -are a self-starter - there is a great deal of autonomy in this job -are detail oriented, but also... -are a big picture thinker -have the ability to do focused data entry -have their own computer, a reliable internet connection, and a quiet place to get work done -work well as a team member, and also independently -are super amazingly nice -have a vibrant energy -have good taste -posses the ability to produce consistent good work -are a terrifically quick learner
Bonus points if you: -live in or have easy access to NYC -have amazing public speaking skills -have deep knowledge of fashion history and trends -already have knowledge of online tools (google docs, co-tweet, administrative back ends of websites, etc)
This is an unpaid internship that you can get college credit for. Hours will be set, but are flexible, so you can work another job. We're looking for 15 hours a week of commitment. This absolutely has the possibility to turn into paid work at the end of the internship if you kick major ass. We are a startup founded by someone with previous successful internet startup experience, so there's great ability for growth for the right candidates. Where you work from will be flexible; you can be in the NYC area or could work virtually as well.
To apply, send your resume, available starting date, and at least three writing samples, (with bonus for a link to your online presence and / or an application video) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes and writing samples with be accepted in PDF or url format only. In the subject line, put three words that your friends would use to describe you.
In summary: Start date: flexible Commitment: 15 hours per week, duration flexible Internship: unpaid, college credit available Location: flexible