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Internship opportunities

I* have several cool projects for which I’m accepting interns right now. If you or someone you know wants in on one (or two), let me know at ian*AT*ianybarra*DOT*com (*Quick bio at bottom of post if this is first you've heard of me)

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THE WORK
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Jessica's Good People – Inspired by my friend and mentee Jessica Pierce, this will be a celebration of people doing good to perpetuate Jessica's legacy and raise money for her memorial scholarship fund.

Guerrilla marketing for a baseball equipment company - Just like what Hugh Macleod is doing for English Cut and Stormhoek.

BASEBALL - several outrageous baseball projects, so if you're a baseball nut, let's talk.

Ferrazzi/NeverEatAlone projects

Spreading the word about global warming - a website/tool that will be simple but effective.

Marketing/publicity for a major business book

A web 2.0 app all about consumer brands

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SKILLS REQUIRED
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Writing (no need to have a laundry list of published works, just some ability and desire to improve)
OR
Web design
(but I'll be even happier if you can do both)

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
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These internships are unpaid, so you won't get rich, but you can get...

- new skills
- a cool work experience to show off to future employers in resumes and interviews
- recommendations from me to people I know or reference letters for grad school or scholarships or whatever you might need
- consideration for a real job with Keith Ferrazzi or with me (my last intern got a full-time offer to work for Keith)
- all the personal career advice you want


This is exactly the kind of opportunity I would have jumped on as a college student (however, I am not restricting this to college students...everyone is welcome).

If you have any interest in doing a cool project related to baseball, Web 2.0, nonprofits, media, book publishing, blogs, business gurus, community building, product creation, marketing, etc...let me know.

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* BIO BULLETS and other relevant stuff I've done
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- Grew up on baseball, football, and wrestling in Smallville, Kansas
- Attended college at MIT, studied materials science and engineering
- Advised an entrepreneurship class for four years
- Helped start largest internship program at MIT
- Had internships at GE Aircraft Engines and IncTank Ventures
- Wrote for Inc. magazine
- Helped to edit and market Keith Ferrazzi's bestselling book NEVER EAT ALONE
- Got a contract with a top publisher to co-author book to help companies recruit college students for internships and full-time jobs
- Helped brother get into Stanford and get internship at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
- Helped Mike get internship at Easton Sports, where they "don't hire interns"
- Helped Ben muster the guts to quit a master's degree program in something he didn't love and move from Smallville to Nashville to pursue his music dreams
- Helped many more people start thinking about doing what they love by writing at http://ianybarra.com/blog
And more...

Contact ian*AT*ianybarra*DOT*com

Posted by Ian Ybarra on 29 August 2006