Got/Want Skills? Seeking Volunteer Intern/Apprentices - orphans preferred

We're still looking for great people for Instructables. However, there are also some internship opportunities outside Instructables from our extended community. From the illustrious Tim:

I've got several dozen projects to instructable-ize. Come help me do that here in sunny Alameda, California.
There's no pay, but you'll get all the fancy bread and kombucha you can consume and learn a few new tricks in one of the most amazing workshops in the world. The projects involve skills ranging from sewing and caring for bacterial cultures to building computer-controlled machines.

Come try it out for a week or two and see if you like it.

Contact Tim Anderson
robot(at symbol, you know the thing)

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Looking for Remote Internship(Unpaid).

Work Experience: Embedded System Design, IoT & PCB Design.

Skills: ARM Programming, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Eagle, KiCAD, MATLAB.

My Github for more projects:

You can also check out my Instructables for my project experience.

Starlyte7 months ago

I'd love to, but I'm doing a rather BIG instructable, so to speak... We have an 18C stone house and its enormous garden, OK, but we want to make it auto sustainable, or off-grd, with a few improvements... lol. First off we have to have help with the roof, or live in a shower room. Basic idea is to do a house earthship style... have you any instructables on this sort of crazy project?

Kiteman Starlyte7 months ago

1. The "let's make" box at the top of the page is the search function.

2. You can browse the site by hitting the explore button, then narrowing down by Category & Channel - for instance, these projects may be useful:

maria_AI1 year ago

Hello instrutables, can I get internship opportunities??

traversjul2 years ago

Are you looking for any virtual interns?

хочу работать у вас

PravinK12 years ago

Dear instrutables,I live in India.Can I get internship opportunities ?

CynthiaM42 years ago

hello instrutables! I am just wondering, do you have any office here at Philippines? thanks a lot! I want to know more and be one of your interns.

Kiteman2 years ago

I see you're looking again - are you still on the old air-base?

I've always wondered, do you like kites?

Heh, sort of - my first forays into the internet, back in the last century, were researching for a large cross-curricular project I was putting together, to give a unifying theme to a whole cohort's lessons.

I chose kites, because they could be drawn and drawn on (art), made (technology), written about (literacy), their size and the angles of the string brought in numeracy, and the forces involved in flight brought in science.

If I recall, I even managed to bring in geography and history, as they looked at where in the world different kinds of kite came from, and how they had been used over the years.

Since people in general were advised to stay anonymous at the time (to prevent stalkers in the real world), I chose a name that went with the project.

I have also published a couple of kite-based instructables, if you have the time to trawl back through my projects.


stephenmack2 years ago

Do I have to be under 18? Because if that is the case, I wold love to do this!

jorricks4 years ago
Do you folks have any "Volunteer Intern/Apprentices" opportunities in the South-West corner of Florida such as Naples??
The positions are usually at HQ, in San Francisco.
Oh whoops I'm over 18
well it isn't too great being too young for it
I would KILL for a chance to become an intern at Ibles. But I'm only 14 and would need the money to fly out there. And airport security probably wouldn't let me bring all of my inventions onto the plane.....Maybe a few things like my arduino board, but nothing fancy. like a pair of pliers. or a nine volt battery. Hopefuly you guys would help me with a couple things like that ;)
mukul09225 years ago

I am from India , can I also apply for Internship at InStRuCtAbLeS , I am a die hard fan of Instrutables.

plzz do let me know !!
Hippymike965 years ago
Do you have to be over 18 to do this and can you do this for like a few day (1-3)
and can you get creidts for collage
black hole5 years ago
Orphans prefered = D
marfru6 years ago
I could fly there every 10 years or so for a staff meeting !!... am in SA ..JHB to be more precise !
80$man marfru5 years ago
RSA whoop whoop! It's only about an 18 hour flight to the USA, CA, SF...
I like.
FryingNemo6 years ago
I wish i could apply as your intern but my location is soooooo far from your office.
If there's an overpass nearby to sleep under and a sink to wash out my crusty drawers every morning.....then, heck yeah, why not? I desperately need a job.
williwaw7 years ago
All though I did not make that one, I use Photoshop and learned how to do at Good-Tutorials

Gjdj39 years ago
Hey, I was just wondering how old you have to be to intern. If anyone could help me out.. thanks!
I wish someone would answer that.
im gonna take a shot here and guess old enough to not need parental or guardian consent? but if you are some wizkid you should totally ditch the rental units and go work for the mit guy. that's how dreams are made kid.
Doctor What9 years ago
I work for kombucha!
I'm under eighteen, young, skinny, and wiry (aren't all nerds?)! I am willing to risk death (yay thermite) daily. But I'm not an expert rider, or an orphan, but willing to become both!
Then send him an email! (Gotta live close by though DX)
wamj9 years ago
Two questions old do you have to be 2.I live in Colorado can I work remotely please answer these by e-mail at
Kryptonite wamj7 years ago
Check here for working remotely, and the internships I imagine would be the same as the joining age for Instructables; 13.
cazomatic7 years ago
I'm so tempted to take all my vacation time and fly out there for an extended visit just to play in the workshop and learn some new skills! Sounds like fun.
Sounds cool and I'm right across the bridge from you guys. A paying gig would be better, but would this be OK as a part-time thing or is it only full?
Part time or even party time is fine, send me your contact info at robot(at sign) and we'll start the gruelling interview/background checking process.
haha Party Time
thank you
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hey to make the @ sign just hold shift and press 2. i noticed that you just put at sign in parentheses so i just decided to help.
No,it's Alt+Q.
He says "(at sign)" instead of "@" to prevent spambots from stealing his email address.
Wow, is this how fungus amungus started out as a content manager?
cd41 theburn78 years ago
I wouldn't be suprised about anyones job on here, most people i know about are high school or college, some are just weirdos and i guess others are lcuky and have access to the tech, science they look up and instructable on here...
I think you're on to something.....
That's neat that this is what got you as an employee at instructables.
SeaLion9 years ago
Do you guys accept interns from say...Holland? Or can virtual internships be arranged?
marc929 years ago
Hey Tim, I notice that you have a Boston area code listed in your contact information. Are there any opportunities for work in the East Coast area? -Marc
Sounds Amazing! I will be in the Bay Area all summer and would love to work/help you (and the instructables team) in any way shape or form. The only problem is that I currently live in Madison, WI but I still have a lot of connections to the bay area since I used to live until I was 6 and all of my family lives there (I would stay w/ one of them). Should I shoot you an email and are the internships still open?
Joe Rowley
JoeR14 <at>
1608 554-0866
Brennn1010 years ago
If we live across the country, what are our living accomodations?
williwaw10 years ago
Salty foul mouthed sailor in need of $25/ week. Designs include begging, banner/Adsence scam and family photos site.

Seriously though, please don't forget me when Google buys you for 450M.
One Dollar Dream
thecorinthian11 years ago
I sent you my info Tim, but you never got back with me.
thecorinthian11 years ago
Would you be paying for a hotel room? I live in Sacramento, a little over an hour away, and I really don't have the resources to drive there every day.