Brownstoner is Looking for an Intern

Brownstoner is seeking an intern. If you have a passion for all things Brooklyn and own a digital camera, we would like to hear from you. Journalism grad school students are especially welcome, though that is not a prerequisite. The position is unpaid but the hours will not be onerous. Please email gabby [AT] brownstoner.com if you’re interested in applying.

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  • Shouldn’t you be paying an intern at least minimum wage?

  • yeah, i think you guys can afford to pay someone.

  • “but the hours will not be onerous” hahah…rubbish

    just quantify it! how many hours?

  • i would suggest people to avoid this. it’s nothing but busywork that won’t really lead you anywhere. so many companies and places do this free intern stuff now in lieu of real entry level jobs it’s sickening.

  • i would suggest people to avoid this. it’s nothing but busywork that won’t really lead you anywhere. so many companies and places do this free intern stuff now in lieu of real entry level jobs it’s sickening.

  • if you are in a field where there are people willing and able to do the work without pay, change careers!

  • Unpaid interns are used in many fields.

  • emily, gabby.. do you guys work for free too?

  • The word internship, by definition means people give their time for free (or very very cheaply) in exchange for learning about a new field. Please don’t make it seem as though internships are only paid, because it’s simply not true. Most internships are and always have been free labor to learn about a trade or career path.

  • whilst this would contribute to the headline statistic that 50% of recent grads are un or under-employed, in light of this situation it does prove something to future employers: it shows you are responsible, can show up on time, and rather than laying on the couch like many of your peers you got out there and took initiative and did something. you can honestly look your future bosses in the eye and say you will do whatever it takes.

    I have heard so many young people like “yeah, it only pays $8.50 an hour and its not easy work so screw it”.

    People in positions of responsibility and authority want to hire responsible, honest, hardworking people. When you are young, you can build a lot with just these two – - combined with making every opportunity you can for yourself.

    Now, whether working for a blog looks great on paper I can’t say, but the recommendation from Mr B is something other unemployed competition won’t have when the job market comes back for younger people.

  • Agree with Bianca. As a practical matter, unpaid interships take place all the time. Technically, the federal wage and hour laws prohibit unpaid interships unless they meet certain narrow criteria (which you can find on the Dept of Labor website).

  • some of you need to have a little fun.

    we’re just bustin’ b’s balls.

  • I wasn’t really joking, agree with bkres. Brownstoner should set a good example – I was talking minimum wage, a monthly Metrocard, something…
    Social justice starts at home…

    • I was hired as a full-time employee at a job after completing a 6 months internship in 2004. While doing the internship, I held another full-time job. The unpaid internship asked that I show up around 20 hours a week, but I usually put in 35 in addition to working my “real” job.

      As for this internship, we are looking for someone to work 2 hours a week minimum, but they can make more of it if they like.

  • I wasn’t really joking, agree with bkres. Brownstoner should set a good example – I was talking minimum wage, a monthly Metrocard, something…
    Social justice starts at home…

  • unpaid internships are the norm for people graduating/attending school nowadays. don’t hate the player, hate the game.

  • unpaid internships are the norm for people graduating/attending school nowadays. don’t hate the player, hate the game.