Last month, Ben and Jackie at Church of the Customer posted an opening for a marketing intern. I have been a fan of Ben and Jackie’s stuff, and decided to throw my hat in the ring.
You might ask why I would do that – take a non-paying internship as I am trying to grow my own business. The first factor was proximity. They are located about two hours from my house. It is not a daily commute I would want to make, but spending time in the office is possible. I thought it would be equally important to them.
The second factor is freedom. I have the time available to do this. If I was working a 50 hr a week job, I would not have even considered it. I have the luxury (and it is a luxury) to make decisions about how I spend me time.
The experience is the most important factor. It has really struck me as I watch shows like Made and Faking It. What you see is the value of working with good mentors. You also see the progress you can make it a relatively short period of time. I looked at this internship the same way. I thought there could be a lot learned in a short period of time.
They asked for a pdf file that described your interest in the position, your view of marketing, and your work history. Here is what I submitted.
I interviewed with Ben and Jackie early last week and received a call from them on Friday asking if I would like to work with them.
I said yes.