Winter Break Interns: Cool Teen Internship Program

We love giving great teen internship opportunities for our teen readers and teen kids of our parent readers.  We have talked about our teen summer internship before and still have some of our summer teen interns writing for us now!

Radical Parenting loves our teen interns, you can see a bunch of their articles on the site.  We have teen interns who write teen intern articles, do marketing and trendspot for us!

We would love for your or your child to apply for our winter break internships!  This is one of the cool internship programs out there because we have our interns go through our lesson module called Radical Parenting Intern, learn about social networking, professional writing, blogging and much more. We treat our teen interns with respect, assign them special projects based on what they want to do and give them letters of reference and great resume value.

Check out the details on our Teen Internship page on how to apply or see below:

Why Our Internships Rock

**We are an extremely forward thinking company started by Vanessa when she was 17 and run by many young people.  We love giving teens a voice and responsibility because we think they have the best ideas.

**Our interns from last summer got amazing writing practice and marketing experience interning for us.  We teach real lessons on marketing in a digital environment and offer great experience working in a digital office, which is the future of employment.

**Teen unemployment has reached an all time high of 31%, we are hoping to give teens something else to work on and learn from this summer, as jobs have become very hard to come by.

**Resume Building: We know that getting into University is becoming more and more competitive, we want to give your teen interns an extremely unique boost to their resume with this experience.

**Future recommendations: Vanessa often writes recommendations for teen interns for other jobs, college applications and programs.

**Chance to be published: For writers this is a way to practice getting your name and ideas out there.  We have many publishers, authors and editors who read and scout for teens at our blog.

**Chance to network: Because we have so many corporate scouters and marketers who read our blog, we often get requests for our teen writers to get paid to write for other publications, do focus groups and even paid to blog themselves.  We LOVE LOVE LOVE giving these opportunities to our interns so they can network and get paid.

#1 Teen Writer

Teen Writer Qualifications:

-Must be ages 13-18

-Can be in High School or College

-Must be willing to work virtually for at least 2 hours per week

-Must be responsible and willing to learn

-We would love someone with a lot of energy, who is forward thinking and wants to express their opinions to help others.

-Must have strong writing skills and have a passion for writing articles about teen life.

Teen Writer Internship Description:

-Teen writers will write at least 2 articles per month 300-700 words on topics of their choice as well as topics assigned by Vanessa.  This is a creative process and topics are usually discussed before writing with some guidelines.

-Writers will learn how to write engaging articles for blog audiences and the differences between online and offline articles.

-Writers will also do at least 2 hours of work per week working on extensions of their articles through comments and in our teen discussion forums.  These hours can be done at any time as long as writing and task deadlines are met…we want you to have a fun summer and be able to do lots of other activities!

-Writers will be given access to our teen writer private social network where they will learn about experience marketing articles, cold emailing and how to participate in group writing activities.

-Our teen writers work in our virtual office with google documents, ning and email.  They will be given their own email address and have opportunities for creative input on the website as a whole.

-Stand-out writers may have the opportunity to join the Teen Advisory Council after their term and/or be invited to stay on for a school-year internship with less hours.

-Often times teen writers will get proposals from magazines and editors to be paid to write other articles.

#2 Teen Marketer/Trendfinder

Teen Marketing Internship Qualifications:

-Must be ages 13-18

-Can be in High School or College

-Must be willing to work virtually for at least 2 hours per week

-Must be responsible and willing to learn

-We would love someone with a lot of energy, who is forward thinking and wants to express their opinions to help others.

-Must have a strong interest in marketing, public relations, advertising, social networking or publishing.

-Part of this job also entails teen trendsetting.  We love applicants who have an interest in current teen trends in fashion, music, movies and entertainment.

Teen Marketing Internship Description:

-Our teen marketers work in our virtual office with google documents, Ning and email.  They will be given their own email address and have opportunities for creative input on the website as a whole.

-Marketers will be given access to our teen trendsetter private social network where they will learn about experience marketing articles, cold emailing and writing press releases, contacting producers and networking with other bloggers.

-Marketers will do at least 2 hours of work per week learning new online marketing skills and performing tasks online to build their knowledge of Web 2.0 marketing.  This is great experience for those wanting to go into the industry!

-Each week of our teen marketing internship is split up by topic, each week, teen marketers will learn about the skills needed for this area of the business (press releases for example) and then will spend at least 2 hours practicing these skills for Radical Parenting.com.

-Teen marketers will also explore different social networks and other web 2.0 tools to learn about this aspect of online marketing and marketing a website.

-Those interested in spotting and reporting trends will also have the opportunity to participate in our online forums.

-Stand-out trendfinders may have the opportunity to join the Teen Advisory Council after their term and/or be invited to stay on for a school-year internship with less hours.

-Often times teen marketers will get proposals from magazines and editors to be paid to participate in focus groups, find trends and test products.

How to Apply:

Name:

Age:

Hometown:

Why you are applying for the Teen Marketing Internship, or the Teen Writer Internship: (200-500 words)

  • If you are applying to be a teen writer, please also submit one writing sample.  This can be a school essay or an article.
  • If you are applying to be a teen marketer this summer, please also submit 1 paragraph on your favorite marketing campaign this year and why. (eHarmony’s Online commercials, Nike’s superbowl commercial etc) There is no ‘right answer’ to this question, feel free to be creative with it.  We want to get to know a little bit more about you and your interests.

Teen Trendsetter Program

See our Flier (or text below).

Have you ever seen a commercial, movie or product that is meant for teens, but is totally awful–and you wanted to tell someone? Here is your chance!

This group is for teens who want to express their opinions, ideas and advice about teen trends, teens and their parents and anything that youth are going through today. We have carefully selected you as a teen influencor.  The group is secret for a reason, your answers will be given to thousands of parents, adults and companies around the world (anonymously of course)

Benefits for you:
-You can finally express your ideas and opinions to people who will listen and disseminate them on a large scale.
-You can put on your college application/resume that you worked as a teen influencor under Boost for Youth (we often give recommendations)
-Practice expressing and writing out your opinions
-Access to interesting trends before they come out

5 Responses to “Winter Break Interns: Cool Teen Internship Program”

  1. Neyat
    January 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    How do we know if we’ve been chosen? Is there an email or letter sent letting applicants know whether they’ve been chosen for the summer internship or not? Thanks in advance for any clarification, I applied a couple weeks ago, so I was just curious to know when I’d get the news. Thanks!

  2. Vanessa Van Petten
    January 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Hi!

    When did you apply, you should hear back within the week, if not please email again!

    Vanessa

  3. Lilian
    December 9, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi. I’m working is the Winter Break Internships available again this year? Because I’m really interest in it! Thanks!

  4. ALJ
    July 16, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    hey, umm is it too late to join this year teen writing internship (for either summer or winter)? I would really like to give it a try.

  5. Crisely Gonzalez
    November 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Can I apply for this year winter break?

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