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Foundation Beyond Belief Needs Interns

The Foundation Beyond Belief is searching for motivated young freethinkers to be interns for the first half of 2008. It’s only 8-10 hours a week and it’s a great opportunity to build a resume and work with some amazing people. If you know a young secularist who might be interested, please spread the word. They can apply here.

Comments

  1. Michael Heath says

    Ed writes:

    The Foundation Beyond Belief is searching for motivated young freethinkers to be interns for the first half of 2008. It’s only 8-10 hours a week . . .

    If you find anyone able to meet your terms, I’d love to rent their time machine.

  2. timpayne says

    “INTERN” In the past, it always meant modestly paid OJT. But recently it’s become a euphemism for fucking people out of low pay, to get them to work for no pay at all – with the vague promise of “job experience”. I’m surprised that Ed, who is always pontificating about intellectual honesty, would use the word. Why don’t you just call it what it is – unpaid volunteers?

  3. timpayne says

    My apologies, I should have put on my specs and read the post more carefully. Ed is speaking to the “young secularist.” It’s the old secularist who would be a volunteer rather than an intern.

  4. Kevin S says

    #5,6
    The FBB application form is pretty clear that it’s an unpaid volunteer position. It even says “volunteer intern” right there in the job description. So I think they’re being pretty honest about the fact that it’s a temporary volunteer position, targeted at younger members of the secular movement.

  5. Blattafrax says

    #6,7
    Doesn’t change the fact that the advert can be summarised as:
    “Privileged and well off already? Let us improve your CV and network. Need a proper job so you can eat, fuck off.”

  6. mmierz says

    Honest or not, this is really not cool. Someone works for your organization, you should pay them minimum wage, it’s not like that’s very much. Doing otherwise is affirmative action for privileged people and helps devalue labor to boot.

  7. Jordan Genso says

    I have no problem with non-profits offering unpaid internships. The volunteer can view it as charity work, but a little more structured than random volunteering.

    The same does not apply to for-profit companies.

  8. Abby Normal says

    I’m more concerned with the discriminatory hiring practice. Limiting the position to secularists is somewhat understandable, given the nature of the position. But to advertise for only interns “young” enough for Ed’s taste is immoral and a little creepy.

    /totally teasing

  9. davefitz says

    #8
    Doesn’t change the fact that the advert can be summarised as:
    “Privileged and well off already? Let us improve your CV and network. Need a proper job so you can eat, fuck off.”

    It’s 8 – 10 hours a week. Even if you were paid, that’s not a job that will support you. Jesus, it’s a fucking internship. They aren’t designed to support you, but give you valuable job experience. I would have loved an 8 to 10 hour internship right out of college. Would have done me a world of good. Relax people.

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