Summer Internship Opportunity with Mr. Sexsmith

June 20, 2013  |  miscellany

Finally! I’ve been working a lot on my management skills lately, and one of the reasons behind learning that skill is to have an intern help me with some of the maintenance of my job that I either can’t get to or that is time consuming and keeps me from what I really should be doing, which is writing more smut.

So here’s the write-up that I came up with. I made a form to submit as an application (resumes are not required, but you can email them to me if you’d like to supplement your application with one).

Summer internship will be July – September, for three months, and then we will decide if we want to keep working together of if I should reopen the application and work with someone new.

Perks include free sex toys, books, and DVDs for review and for personal pleasure, as well as skills, learning, training, experience, and references.

Details below.

Who I am: Sinclair Sexsmith, mrsexsmith.com and sugarbutch.net. Writer, educator and coach in the sex, gender, and relationships fields; works with queer, genderqueer, trans, butch/femme, and transformational communities interested in personal growth and social change in the fields of queer literature, sexuality education, blogging, and erotic embodiment.

Time commitment: Approximately 5-10 hours a week, minimum of 5. Weekly check-ins. Schedule is flexible. Internship will run for three months and we’ll decide if we want to continue or not.

Location: Telecommuting interns welcome. Must have access to the internet. Slight preference given to Bay Area residents so we can meet in person occasionally.

Projects include, but are not limited to:
– event production & creation
– booking workshops, gigs, clients
– blog maintenance
– editing, proofreading, copywriting
– prioritizing and replying to email
– graphics creation
– social media and marketing
– networking and contacts
– ebook editing, formatting, production

You should:
– maintain contact, keeping in touch regularly
– meet deadlines
– have an eye for detail
– catch grammar and spelling typos
– be able to do internet research
– be capable of basic web design (photoshop skills, HTML, wordpress, newsletter creation)
– have access to Gmail, google documents, gchat, Skype

Compensation: Experience and training in the fields above; products for fun and review; references. Willing to work with your school to get you college credit.

Bonus if you are good with graphics creation, back end domain maintenance, if you are skilled at video or sound editing, or press releases, if you have good visions and suggestions for making systems run more smoothly.

Apply online at http://bit.ly/1av4dRu


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2 Comments


  1. Just fyi, there was a recent court ruling on internships ruling most unpaid internships illegal. The New York Times has a great write up at http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/business/judge-rules-for-interns-who-sued-fox-searchlight.html

    Just thought you might want to see this, since it could be a liability for you.

    • Thanks for that. This is more like an assistantship, I suppose “intern” isn’t the right language to use, but it’s an easier catch-all term to describe what I’m going to be looking for. Also, part of the article focused on how the movie studios’ interns were workers, and they were not “fostering an education environment.” I think that’s part of the distinction, too. This would be a learning position, where training would happen, and that would be part of the job benefits. In truth it’s just an arrangement between two people, agreeing that they exchange time for the opportunity to learn what I do as a freelance educator, writer, and coach.

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