Maximum PC Video Intern Wanted

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Trooper_One

This whole unpaid internship is just wrong. The student is doing real work which benefits the company, which makes good dough through advertising. Meanwhile the intern is expected to show up, do his work, and not be paid for.

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The Mac

Welcome to the life of a college student. Lousy hours, and crappy or no pay.

It all about the experience.

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Trooper_One

I too was in college - while studying I.T. I, among other students in the co-op, did managed to get experience, reference, and get paid (some students were lucky enough for $20/hr for entry level). But so what - I didn't really find the 'network' that high of value and by graduation, I managed to get another job w/o problem.

It's just exploitation by corporations and MaximumPC should not be part of it. It's just wrong.

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The Mac

Well, think about it this way:

Its either an unpaid internship or nothing.

MaxPc/Future is under no obligation to hire an inexperienced college student for anything.

As a going concern, it woudlnt be prudent from a business standpoint to do so.

Its hardly exploitation, its an opportunity for a student to gain some real world experience.

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goku_dsv

You are also forgetting that the student is also PAYING tuition cost for the opportunity to work for free....ugh

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don2041

I think this whole idea of internship stinks of greed and cheapness on the part of Future US. Any other trade call these people apprentices and pay them for the work they do! Shame on you Future US.

PS I'm sorry to see Maximum PC's name involved with this scheme.

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jimmthang

I can totally understand where you're coming from, but there are real advantages to an internship. I myself was once an unpaid intern and now I'm the managing editor of MaximumPC.com. Future has had a whole bunch of interns that have transitioned into full-time paying gigs as well. This internship position is geared at someone who wants to work in the film industry and we hope that this can be a good foot in the door into that. 

Furthermore, we don't expect absolute professionalism with this position. It is just an internship after all. Most of our interns only work 1 or 2 days a week and we try our best to accomodate their schedule. Our goal is for them to gain as much from us as we do from them!

Jimmy 

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Awhut

"Wanted - Dogsbody. Not willing to pay."

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Bilbert

"Able-bodied college student?" So, no physically handicapped college students? Is the MaximumPC office not wheelchair accessible or something?

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Bilbert

"Able-bodied college student?" So, no physically handicapped college students? Is the MaximumPC office not wheelchair accessible or something?

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Insula Gilliganis

That Uncle Same image made me think of this..

"Who needs a camcorder, that size of my hand?
You know I wanna look like a news cameraman!
(I wanna perch it on my shoulder...like an overweight parrot!)"

In The 80's Song - Rhett & Link (youtube.com/watch?v=qj9OEmUr0F8)

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vrmlbasic

Sounds fun for the lucky candidate. I wasn't aware that y'all were taking video on this site so seriously.

...and if you can convince skilled video students to do all of this "pro bono", as the ad says, then that's a win.

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RandomInt

• Must be able to differentiate Intel CPU microarchitectures while blindfolded, using only sense of smell.

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goku_dsv

You can't?

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sgtteddybear

I'd be all over this... If I lived in that area. :/

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Owl_Eyes_Alpha

Sounds more like a full time job....

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jimmthang

We'd try to be as accomodating to school schedule as much as possible. Also, I think if you're a student who's interested in a video production type job, this would look great on your resume! ;)

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Granite

I agree.

It is much like a university music performance degree student taking on a position as an apprentice to a symphony orchestra. The bullet point on a resume is priceless and the opportunity to learn in a professional setting can't be beat.

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vrmlbasic

When the ex-intern graduates school and is rejected from the establishment at which he interned finds that he was rejected because the establishment has been using an endless stream of unpaid interns to staff that position and has no interest in changing that status, he will learn a valuable life lesson: "Why buy the cow when we can get the milk for free?"

I had some friends in the "media production" majors learn this the hard way. :(

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The Mac

Thats what interns do, unpaid crappy grunt work.

im not sure what the issue is here.

Internships exsist to give you real-world experience, not pay the bills.

Ive hired many interns that interend for my companies over the years after they graduate because they have exactly the experience i want, and they are already trained. :-)