Hey … You’ve probably found this page because you clicked a link, so thanks for that .
I’m Daren Forsyth and I am the new Chief Marketing Officer for a “Start Up” Charity called
TAG International Development (TAG ID) and we are looking to hire interns for the summer. Interested ? Read on…
TAG is different in many ways; our focus is to share unique expertise in developing countries. Our reason to be is to “Change Lives by Sharing Expertise”.
For a bit more detail on TAG ID, you can visit the website I have inherited http://tagdevelopment.org I have altered the text since joining, in all honesty that is as far as I can improve things without a team. This is where you might come in.
So here’s the deal… If you don’t know me, or you don’t follow me on Twitter, you could check my LinkedIn Profile to understand a little more about whom I am and what I’ve done ( A Google search has a few results too). I’m hoping you might able to help with the next chapter.
The roles are digital/online based and the projects are in areas of Social Media, Social Change and Non Profit models that change lives.
The team I’m looking to build has three components:
- Technical – Geek (only true, real and proud geeks need apply)
If Coding and data are your passion, I reckon I can give you some stretching tasks as well as some basics support tasks too.
Do you enjoy creating mash ups?
Do you know your way around FaceBook, Google, Flickr and Twitter API’s?
Are you happy working remotely as well part of a group in a dev/office environment?
- Creative/Digital Designer
Can you create and design beautiful things to look at, but in a way that the information/content is easy to absorb/access in several forms of media format? You know… paper, web pages, wallpapers, backgrounds, tee shirts, video credits/edits, anything really.
You might also be passionate about branding, or you might be anti brand, whatever… if you have an interest in brand concepts, I’d like to hear them.
You must have a legal copy of Photoshop on your laptop. If you don’t have a legal copy, we will buy you a Student license if you are a student.
- Content/Conversation/Communication “The 3C Hybrid” (I just made that up)
Dovetailing with your tech and creative team mates (and me), you’re able to create engagement opportunities and conversations, you always share as much as you can, you’ve always done that naturally, you adore connecting people with things/stuff you or someone else knows.
Maybe people have said to you “You’re too honest”, “How do you know all this?”, “Wow your blog post was brilliant”, “How do you do that?” or “What do you do again?”
Maybe you have been studying PR, or Media Production, maybe Marketing?
This is the going to be the trickiest person to find, because the truth is, I’m not going to know until I meet you who the right person is. So… engage me, online, K!? And lets see where it goes.
A little about us and how we are looking at this internship.
We are always up for listening to *you* and learning from *you* about how things that could work better for all of us. (It’s not a one way street, although making a great cuppa tea can go a long way).
You can work from home, your local park, coffee shop or library, we don’t care, but you will have to:
1, do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it by (fair?)
2, you’ll have to come to #ThatLondon when we need you. We will pay the expenses and put you up when needed. (It could be fun J)
3, not just talk, but “do” too. We love conversations, and not always about work, but you gotta know how to “do” too OK (actions, not words are what you will be appraised on, not what you said and how you said it).
We will pay you a meagre weekly wage and some expenses, a lunch allowance to accept on days when I buy you lunch (remember there is no such thing as free lunch).
We respect and appreciate everyone’s skills and talents, everyone! (we may take the piss a lil tho and we encourage you to give it back)
You will be part of a 4 person team, if you can’t work in a team, you will struggle and probably be unhappy quite quickly (no Prima Dona’s OK)
We don’t have fixed hours or days of work. We don’t really have holiday days, but if you need to rest, then rest and come back “up for it”. (we work hard, really hard)
Between the three of you (hired interns) and all the connections and projects we have, you will deliver something truly amazing this summer, I promise. You’ll meet some great contacts and go to some great gatherings too.
If you’re still reading – come to twitter, say hi to @TagDaren with your own message and add the hashtag #TagID.
Good luck J – Daren