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Internships at Instructables Answered

Instructables needs interns, starting as soon as September! We're looking for smart, interesting people who can write well, are computer literate (sysadmin or coding skills are a definite plus, but not absolutely necessary), and are excited about sharing their knowledge with others. You'd do some site maintenance, community outreach, image manipulation, and some of the odds and ends necessary to make Instructables go. You'll also spend a few hours each week working on projects for your own Instructables, building things, taking pictures, and learning to use all of our fun tools! We'll pay you, too.

You need to be creative, self-motivated, and learn quickly - things move fast in a start-up. We're particularly interested in people who are already involved with the site - a good set of well-written Instructables speaks louder than a long resume. If you're new to the site, show us something awesome that you've personally created. We want to know what you can do!

Instructables is located in Alameda, CA (SF East Bay) with Squid Labs.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to internships at instructables (dot com).

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super moderator (author)2009-06-05

Hmmm living in the great Land Down Under doesn't seem to be of much use, any internships/jobs/ over the net perhaps?

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Brennn10 (author)2007-08-17

Well I am taking a C++ class in school this year, and along with some engineering course. Hopefully I can be an intern in 2 years.

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puffyfluff (author)Brennn102008-07-19

Wow, what grade are you in? I am in middle school, and our technology class doesn't even teach any languages. They just teach you stuff like how to use Publisher. Luckily, me and a friend get out to write an OS, since we're the 'school geeks.'

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Brennn10 (author)puffyfluff2008-07-20

I am going to be a junior in high school (11th grade). Since I am transferring to a new school for my junior and senior year, I didn't have any open spaces for an elective. I had to fulfill the Driver's ED, Morality, and Health/PE requirement.

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puffyfluff (author)Brennn102008-07-20

You're lucky. They just don't really teach any science here.

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fungus amungus (author)2007-08-17

Interning here is pretty awesome. There are always a few dozen things going on that are typically amazing.

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I sure would love to intern...

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comodore (author)2008-07-09

I am from Europe. I would love to intern. I want to spend my free time improveing Instructables. My only flawe is spelling. English isn't my native language so I can't spell that good, but whit electronic dictionarys its not a problem any more. I have lots and lots and lots of more ideas and gadgets that I have made just didn't make an Instructable. Am I too late??? :)

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sardines454 (author)2007-08-17

You have to live SF don't you? I really would love to be an intern but I live on the east coast.

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Bay area anyway. A lot of folks live in Oakland or Berkeley. East coast is a little far, though.

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noahw (author)fungus amungus2007-08-21

Don't let your east coast location stop you! Randofo, T3h_Muffinator, tetranitrate and I were all from the NY area and had internships at Instructables.

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thefonz101 (author)noahw2008-06-12
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noahw (author)thefonz1012008-06-13

Randofo and I were 23 or 24, T3h_Muffinator and tetranitrate were end of high school/beginning of college age.

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zachninme (author)noahw2007-08-21

How do we... live? I can't fly home every night... (Well, I'd do it if it meant I could intern, but the parents wouldn't appreciate the 300$ charge, and I don't have that kind of money) I guess I could rent... that'd be fun :D

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thefonz101 (author)zachninme2008-06-12

Do you know anyone who lives in California? You could stay with them. And if you don't, meet somebody quick!

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...care to elaborate? Also, ible's programmers -- I think theres a bug in your sticky code, as the comments are stuck in an order...

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Well, the ibles office has a pretty big front step, and theirs an awning.

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Hmmm... Sounds nice. I'll live on the awning, you can live underneath :D

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GorillazMiko (author)zachninme2008-04-16

Unfortunately, you stayed at a hotel when you interned.

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GorillazMiko (author)zachninme2008-04-18

No, I just read your forum topics. :-)

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zachninme (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-18

And reply to 6-month-old ones...

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GorillazMiko (author)zachninme2008-04-18

You're the one that took the time to count the months...

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zachninme (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-18

Actually, I didn't. I was trying to figure out the chances of you catching me on it not being my guess, or taking the effort to actually count. Being lazy at that moment, I decided to just guess. (true story, really)

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I'm from the east coast, but I'm only interning here until school starts... maybe you could intern during the summer!

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Bran (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-08-19

What date does school start in your area? I've been in school for a week now....

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acer73 (author)Bran2007-08-20

Mine started the 14 of August

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T3h_Muffinator (author)Bran2007-08-19

umm.. I'm not sure about the date, but it starts in around two weeks. I live on Long Island, NY

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zachninme (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-08-19

Wow... I don't start until the 6th...

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Ferrite (author)drinkmorecoffee2007-08-20

August 29, 2 days of school then 4 days off (Labor Day)

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i do too. really sucks. actually i start in... umm... 10 hours. well 9 hours and 50 minutes. i need to go to bed.

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Whaleman (author)its a lion2007-08-19

I dont start until the 17th, my school isn't even built yet.

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Gjdj3 (author)2008-04-12

I'd love to intern too, but sadly east coast. Any ideas on how I would do this anybody?

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thefonz101 (author)Gjdj32008-06-12

do you know anybody who lives in California and would let you stay with them for the summer?

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Gjdj3 (author)thefonz1012008-06-12

My cousins used to live there but not anymore. :-(.

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KentsOkay (author)2008-04-21

GAH! MUST INTERN AT IBLES!!

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joejoerowley (author)2007-08-17

I wish I could be an intern but there are 2 problems. First is that I live in Madison WI, (Use to live in San Francisco) and the second is that I am 14. Maybe in a couple of years though!

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Kiteman (author)joejoerowley2007-08-17

As opposed to me living on the other side of the Atlantic and being so close to nearly 40 it's starting to get a bit nerve-wracking.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2007-08-17

(Yes, I would like to do an internship, but I think #1 & #2 sons would cause absolute chaos with the laser cutter...)

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GorillazMiko (author)Kiteman2008-04-16

One of the persons at Instructables (or Eyebean, Potamco or whatever, I don't remember) tried laser cutting their hand with the robot or something on it. Eric said it didn't work, your arm shakes too much. And it hurts.

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joejoerowley (author)Kiteman2007-08-17

Two kids and a laser cutters don't mix usually. :)

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ON THE CONTRARY! Hehe, I think the two kids and the laser cutter would be an awesome concoction!

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zachninme (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-08-22

If all of squid labs comes around to watch, it will scar you both PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY at the same time!

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