*Due to a couple people expressing interest in a bit more time the new deadline for applications is Sunday September 11th. Thanks to everyone that has sent in their application already and you can expect to hear back shortly after the new deadline*
Several years after the inception of AiB (the very first, and closest to home of the Allis Network sites) it is safe to say it has been quite a ride.
What started as a couple dudes trying to create something better for a smash community they called home for a large part of their life has grown and changed in ways we had never imagined.
But I am not going to get too nostalgic with reflecting here. Where we currently are at is as the network has grown so has the level of responsibilities and sheer amount of things to do. It has made it difficult to keep up. A large credit goes to our staff, our writers, artists, and all the people who have volunteered their time and effort to make contributions through-out the years in maintaining such strong home for the community, for the people that care about a game to interact and be a part of something. But that does not mean there are not opportunities to do more and be better. So with that we are looking for people that can really contribute to making this site, and this network a better place. And as such, I am happy to say we are now taking applications for the first ever official AiN interns!
The roles we are looking for come in two forms.
1. Business/Management/Marketing - This individual(s) would work closely with me on growing, improving, managing, and marketing this thing we call AiN. You would be involved in conversations about where we are, where we want to go, and how in the hell we plan to get there. An idea facilitator and master of crafting digital landscapes.
Requirements: Someone capable and responsible. Willing and able to carry out tasks, work with and manage staff, and just be a constant positive force in general AiN improvement. Some understanding of business, marketing, or management is desirable.
*Please provide a resume and a short cover letter as to why you think you would do great in this role.*
2. Programming/Ideas to tangible parts of the sites - This individual(s) would work closely with Neal on taking the dev initiatives we have and turning them into reality. Creative input into what projects and ways to improve, helping to prioritize our dev effort would also be part of the to role.
Requirements: Should have strong familiarity with the C# programming language; intermediate knowledge of HTML and web design concepts; and passing familiarity with database programming and design.
*Please provide a short paragraph detailing your programming experience. Feel free to also link to any work you have done*
Both roles are unpaid internships. That, however, does not change the fact it is a great work experience and life experience. Very few people in their life can say they made lasting dev contributions or helped manage and grow a site, a community, of tens of thousands of people. Looking back I think that is something anyone can be proud of. And it looks hella good on a resume and we would be happy to stand as a positive reference for you in the future.
All applications should be sent to email@example.com . The deadline is Saturday September 3rd. We will only be selecting a few people this go around. But should it go well, who knows we may make this a more regular thing or these people may become more permanent fixtures.