Announcing Internships!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 The Desi Wonder Woman 12 Comments

UPDATE: All positions for this year have been filled :)

I'm SO excited to announce this today: I'll be taking interns for the blog in 2016! YASSSSS. I love how thousands of you religiously read the blog everyday and I want to have some of you contribute to this platform I love so, so much.

Everything you need to know about the internship is below, tell me in the comments what other questions you have. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY BEFORE SHOOTING A QUESTION. Lezzz do this.

CATEGORIES
1. Writing. Tell me what you want to write about. I am open to food, style, travel, decor, anything else that fits into one uniform category.
2. Business development. If you're not interested in writing, you can even join me in business development and help me get new brands on board or work on the marketing for the blog.
3. Brand positioning. If you're a small business and want to develop posts with me, for example, as a photographer, feel free to write in with what posts can be created and you can be in.

The internship is open to both males and females.

LOCATION 
Location free. So you can be anywhere in the world and work for me. 

WORK HOURS
Up to you. A high quality post requires about 9 hours of work: concept, prep, shooting, image editing & resizing, writing and ultimately posting across social media. I will leave it upto you to manage your work hours as long as you meet all deadlines (that I'll communicate separately).

INTERNSHIP DURATION
In the real world, this should be a 3 week internship. However, your actual posts will spread out and appear days apart on the blog spanning 2-3 months.

REQUIREMENTS
1. Five (5) high-quality, fully-prepped posts by you on a category approved by me, by a pre-aligned deadline.

2. High-quality images. You will need a decent camera for this. Buy it or steal from your friend but you'll need one. I like to maintain a certain level of presentation on the blog and therefore unfortunately I can't accept low-resolution/poorly lit/badly styled images.

3. You'll need to conceptualise, style and photograph all your shoots and then eventually write them. I will edit but you will do the major work.

4. If you're applying for a non-writing position, then I'll need a pre-defined number of partnerships worked out by you for the blog, which we will discuss separately.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT RIGHT NOW
1. A one-page resume
2. Clear picture of yourself. No sunglasses, no chopped faces. Full face, clear image. (If you cover your face because of religious reasons, mention that separately and we'll talk).
3. Profile of work you've already done within the category you're applying in. If you're a food blogger, send me images of what you've made. If it's style, send me your outfits. If it's marketing, tell me what project you did where you helped the brand grow. 
4. Send as much detail as you feel would help your application. Don't send large files, use a file-sharing platform like Dropbox or WeTransfer. Don't send incomplete information about "a project that's in the works" or "your work is at XX site". Send complete links where I can easily access your information. 

I will not accept anonymous applications. If you want me to consider you, send all details.

WHERE DO YOU SUBMIT ALL OF THIS
Email at thedesiwonderwoman@gmail.com. Not on Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat. Only email with the subject title "Applying for Internship".

QUALITIES I AM LOOKING FOR
1. Kindness. Humility. Compassion. I don't like jerks around me :(, so if you have a good heart, I want you.
2. Discipline. Working from home may seem easy but I make things happen despite not having a boss because I'm majorly disciplined. I want the same from you.
3. Creativity. We'll brainstorm on ideas for the posts but I want the major action coming from you.
4. Excellence. I love my blog having a super polished feel. I want content that's individual to you but with a super sexy look.
5.  Nice person. I can't stress this enough so saying it again.

TENTATIVE DEADLINES
Shortlisting: Feb 29, 2016
Interviews: March 2016
Final Selection: April 2016
Internship: May - June 2016
Posts start going live: July - August 2016

COMPENSATION
This will be an unpaid internship in terms of cash. However, you get coverage in front of thousands of people and lots of brands (a LOT of PR firms/brands follow me) and can use this as a stepping stone to project your blogging/other career forward. Also, you may get a token of affection from me at the end, depending on how much I like you.

MATERIAL ALLOWANCE
There will no material allowance provided for the post development. So example, for any food posts, all costs must be handled by you. Wow, I'm super cheap. LOL? No? Okay.

The ultimate decision to post your submissions rests with me. I may select you as an intern but if the final quality of posts does not match with the blog, I will reserve the right to not post any content without any compensation. 

PROCESS
1. You will submit your profile.
2. I'll shortlist.
3. Minimum of 2 skype or in person interviews.
4. I tell you if you're my intern and we talk about stuff.

An intern will be announced on the blog only after submission of all posts.

DEADLINE
Submit your portfolios BY February 19, 2016. If I like your profile, I'll contact you myself. Please don't followup :)

Okay, I'm done being mean now.

Send in your stuff. I'm excited!

12 comments :

  1. I'm so tempted, but with a baby I don't think I'll be able to dedicate the sort of love you put into your blog. I might still think about it though. Lol
    Best of luck :)

    - Maheen A

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  2. Maheen: Haha. Apply, apply. If it works out, I'll give you more time so you can do it at your own pace!

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  3. OMG SHEHZEEN YESSS! I will be so happy to apply!

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  4. Movie/show reviews included in the writing category?

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  5. I want to apply !! Is it necessary to b a blogger or can non-bloggers apply too ? :D

    - Amna Fahim

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  6. Atiya: YASSS.

    Muteeba: Sure why not :)

    Amna: Anyone can :)

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  7. OMG! I have been trying to get into blogging for a longtime now. But being a dentist I want to write stuff which falls under "oral health" so if you want to introduce anything like that on your blog I would love to do it. Also for that I can't have my own pictures regarding that topic. Looking for your advice. :)

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  8. Am totally applying AND getting selected dww. This post and requirements has raised your level of respect even higher

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  9. I dont have a blog. Can I still apply?

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  10. Is a dslr must? Can't I use my phone's camera?
    Don't have a dslr. I'll apply for writting IA. Will you give the topic to write on? Or will we do it all by ourselves.
    P.s: I'm not a Blogger or anything. I do style my own dresses though. So if that counts.

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  11. I have been wanting to step into the wonder world of blogging... And what better way than to intern for a blogger!! ���� plus being a mama to be want to share my experience with the world.. I cross my heart and am sending you my "portfolio"

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  12. Sarah: Awwh Sarah, not sure how that could work out, but I'll think over it and get back to you if it feels like a good match!

    Mikster: yes mam

    Maryam: Yep! Totally.

    Unknown: Not at all. As long as your phone pictures aren't blurry/pixelated, it's fine.Just send your profile and we can take it from there.

    Firzah: Sure, apply away :)

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