As keen young advertising wannabes throughout the land scramble to land the best intern jobs, one agency has come up with a way to give a chance to those who don't live in creative centers like New York and L.A.
360i is issuing calls via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for a "robot intern" who will join the agency's L.A. office for a month, but virtually, via the agency's in-house Beam robot (shown off here by Mike Nuzzo, 360i's group creative director in L.A.). What this means is that the intern will "beam" in three times a week for a one-month period from wherever he or she may live, appearing inside the agency from within the four-foot tall robot.
For a few hours a day they will perform intern tasks, including working with 360i's creative team on client briefs and in-house project work.The job description also includes being required to document their experience on Snapchat (surely catnip to millennials, robot or not) and not being "freaked out if we ask you to joust with a robot vacuum."
Applicants will have to undergo some social interviews and contests, and the successful candidate will join the agency in mid-August.