The team at Compass.to is looking for a special group of students to join us in Brooklyn/Williamsburg during the summer of 2014. We’re looking for people who want to help us creating a digital eco system, specifically content managers, business development students and students of the arts who love digging into problems and working on solutions.
When is the internship and student temp program?
You can expect your internship to last about 10-12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. The student temp program has flexible start and end dates, too. Student temps are not requested to work 8h/day. We know how busy and focused you are during your study. We fully support this and offer flexible working hours.
“I made that” – What do interns and temps at Compass.to do?
As an intern at Compas.to you’ll be treated as a regular team member rather than being assigned an intern project. You’ll be paired up with a member of the team who will be your mentor and you’ll start working on the core parts of Compass.to right away. We’re a small team in Brooklyn and Berlin.
Our goal is for you to be able to point to something — hopefully, lots of things — on Compass.to at the end of or during the job and be able to say: “I made that.”
You will be focused on building, refining, and shipping something meaningful in your time with us. This year’s interns shipped contributions to major features including community management, social media, influencers, search, notes and lifestyle and/or branded content. This year, we are also excited to be hosting interns on the browser team, to help bring Compass.to to life on your favorite browser. This is a highly agile team, working with people in Brooklyn and Germany.
While at Compass.to you’ll work with a variety of creative and digital technologies. For business and students of the arts, it’s mainly Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and old school analog white flow & flipcharts (we love the feel of paper as a contrast to the digital stuff).
Who can apply?
You’ll need to be currently enrolled in an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferred at the NYU. Ideally you’ll be entering your final year when you leave the internship program, but that’s not a requirement. You’ll need the permanent legal right to work in the United States (includes TN visa status).
You’ll need to be able to work from our office (with a rooftop, of course) in Brooklyn/Williamsburg or sometimes from home for the duration of your internship or temp work.
What’s in it for you?
We offer a student salary. Well and there are free drinks & snacks in the office and some catering several times per month. Most importantly you’ll be surrounded by people who love learning and personal growth and who want to share that with you. At the end of your temp work or internship you’ll receive a full project description and employee appraisal which you can use for further applications for employment. We’ll also review your skills on a regular basis. This helps you and us to get better in our profession.
And what’s in for Compass.to?
We’re looking for fresh eyes, new ideas and creative ways. There are amazing things happening at Compass.to and we’re sure you can imagine ways it could be even better. And if you’re successful in your internship there’s a real possibility we’ll ask you to come back as a full time employee once you’ve finished school.
How do I apply?
Applications are currently being accepted.
- Compose an email addressed to alex (at) compass.to with the subject line Internship 2014 or Student Temp 2014.
- Write a brief description of why you want to work on Compass.to.
- Attach a PDF of your resume and maybe some additional links to work you’ve done
- Hit the Send button.
Can I meet the team?
If you’d like to meet us in person just send an e-mail and we’d be pleased to meet or have a quick phone call in advance.
We’ll respond to your as soon as possible – 1 or 2 weeks after receiving your application. If for any reason you need a decision before then, be sure to let us know.