During my time at redpepper, I’ve gotten to help out and see the intern hiring process from the ~other side.~ (Which has been cool and scary. But mostly cool.)
So, from an intern, for you intern hopefuls: here’s the skinny on how to standout (in a good way.)
1. Follow the instructions.
We’ve made detailed instructions on redpepperinterns.com. We put all the information out there to make sure that you can put your best foot forward in your application.
(One of the big ones: know how to spell redpepper correctly! ((all lowercase)))
If you have a question, make sure you look there first. Our talent team loves getting to interact with you and see your personality, but we put information on the website for a reason and re-answering a questions that has an answer on the website is not our favorite way to interact with you. We’ve put things on the website for a reason!
2. Be patient.
Understand that you’re not the only applicant and be patient! Follow-up after ten days, not three.
Our hiring manager is in charge of intern hiring and all our full-time hires and our freelancers. (If you weren’t keeping up with the math there, that’s a lot of people.)
3. Make a case for yourself!
The easier you make it for us to see why you’d be the best redpepper intern ever, the easier it is for us to say, “Heck yes!”
Use the freedom we give you in applying to tell us directly why you’d be awesome! (Trust me, you’ll do a better job explaining than we would do guessing.)
Lastly, remember not to stress too much! Finding internships is hard (as an intern, trust me - I know the struggle) but at the end of the day, if you’ve done your best and followed the above steps, you should sleep easy at night!
Riley Pettit, rp Operations intern, Spring Hill, KS