Not all internships are the same. Some involve working for an exciting company or organization…but only getting to stuff envelopes or update email lists. Others don’t have a flashy title or brand association, but gives you plenty of hand-on experience you can actually use.
But a new internship opportunity doesn’t fall into either category. Instead of organizing old files, this one involves testing a variety of weed products, and pays almost $1,000 per month. Here’s what to know.
What the internship entails
Cannabis delivery service Emjay is hiring a summer intern to review every single product offering on their website. This is not a joke, nor a drill. The internship will last for three months, and include the following, according to a blog post on the company’s website:
This person will be responsible for writing descriptive, unique, and creative copy and reviews about a wide array of cannabis products. Edibles, vapes, flower, and more—the types of products will run the spectrum. The person in this role should understand cannabis culture, what makes consumers tick, and be able to describe Emjay’s ever-evolving menu of product offerings.
Specifically, the duties of the internship include:
- Reviewing every product on heyemjay.com (There are more than 600.)
- Communicating with editors
- Writing quick, scannable, and accessible bullet points of detail about cannabis products as well longer form reviews
How much does it pay?
When Thrillist first broke the news of the internship on June 1st, it was advertised as paying $1,000 per month. Then, three days later, Emjay came out with their own blog post about the position that doesn’t mention the $1,000 monthly salary. Instead, it says that the job pays $15/hour for up to 16 hours per week—meaning that if someone worked the maximum 64 hours each month, they’d earn $960 (which, in fairness, is pretty close to $1,000).
The Monday-Friday position does not come with traditional benefits like health insurance, but does include an employee discount, and the ability to work on a flexible schedule.
Who should apply
According to Emjay, the ideal candidate must:
- Know more than indica, sativa, and hybrid. What about terpenes? What about the rainbow of cannabinoids that make each strain unique?
- Be timely and attentive to detail
- Have a passion and hunger to try the most innovative cannabis products on the market
- Be a great team member with a collaborative spirit
How to apply
In order to apply to be Emjay’s summer intern, you must be at least 21 years of age, a California resident, and based in the Los Angeles or San Diego areas, as there are in-person components to the job.
To apply, fill out this application, and send a 1-page writing sample, OR a video shorter than 4 minutes and 20 seconds to the company, letting them know why you’d be perfect for the gig. You can do this by uploading it to Google Drive or YouTube, and then emailing it to [email protected]