Maximum PC Intern Wanted

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NavarWynn

LOL, unpaid internship!?! Perhaps you don't get money to pay bills, or buy gear ... or eat... but you get to hang with the legends! I'm sure they won't mind that you are living under a bridge, or haven't taken a shower in 3 months (since you couldn't pay the water bill). I'm sure they'll take mercy on you and at least pay for lunch ;)

The last internship I had paid 17.00/hr w/ a world class manufacturing firm - of course I had to do things like design parts, work shop processes (build parts), and be on the assembly floor, proving I could do the job - but of course my major isn't marketing, business, or basket weaving - so they have a vested interest in something other than free labor (since they hire >80% of their interns).

In the end, IMO a job worth doing is one worth getting paid to do.

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Insula Gilliganis

I wrote this in the comment section for podcast 209 but this is an appropriate place to restate it..

"MaximumPC should promote the Intern position as "the stepping stone to being Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo"!"

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macmooda

I would love to just have the opportunity to learn from people that know as much as you do. There is no better way to learn then to do it every day. It would be awesome to be able to ask questions, run ideas by people and everything.

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ghost316

It's great that you guys hire interns, but you should at least pay, even if it's just minimum wage... When I finishing college and did not get paid for my internship, I insist in calling this "cheap labor" jobs!

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tony2tonez

Thats the reason why i never worked as a "intern". Not saying they cant be paid or career helpful. I just always valued my time. And most of the time the "intern" get stuck doing all the work that the "employees" get paid but dont want to do. I feel "intern" is the P.C. term for "sucker".

Good luck to those who apply and gets selected.

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MiGreen

Thank you, but I would rather work with open minded people.

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Zizu

LOL UNPAID INTERNSHIP LOLOLOLOL

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Avaican

I would love this position-I have built many computers and love reading (and sometimes writing) about them. However, the only problem is that I'm 13 (and thus, cannot get college credit)

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Ghost XFX

Shouldn't that be Gordon pointing his finger at us, with a long white beard, dressed as Uncle Sam?

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btdog

What about Chris Zele? Has he left, or is he being promoted to Super Sr. Intern?

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chriszele

I'm leaving Maximum PC to be a contributing editor for PC Gamer.

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stinger608

That is awesome Chris! Congrats on the job at PC Gamer!

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chriszele

Thanks!

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CanadianJak0

Really wish there was something I could do from up North (Canada). Nothing would make me happier than to contribute to your fantastic magazine! Love computers, love the hardware, love your magazine.

PS. Jimmy, I'm glad you're still doing this stuff. Loved you and Charles on the PC team at IGN.

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jimmthang

Hey CanadianJak0,

Thanks for the kind words!

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Shuji.Yamigami

Man, why do all the cool things have to be in California...why can't they ever be in Florida...St. Augustine to be precise.

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joel96

ooh, ooh me
I've been reading your magazine since like 2005 and I do review roundups on the forum and I would stinking move to SanFran because I need the credits to graduate! I know how to use Blender and I'm on YT and facebook all of the time. Um, are you looking for someone who's actually gotten their stuff officially published?

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GTFHercules

High school me is crying. Crying alot. Because I would have loved to be able to work alongside Gordon for free.

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Blackheart-1220

me, please me! I haven't been [PC] gaming since October because I have no money. D:

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jimmthang

Well, if you think you're a well-qualified college student who lives in the Bay Area, apply!