3 Quarks Daily is looking for a summer intern

UPDATE: The application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting any.

UPDATE: At my friend (and former 3QD columnist) Kris Kotarski's suggestion, we have decided to add a $500 honararium to the internship.


We have decided to offer an unpaid summer internship for six weeks starting on June 18th and ending on July 27th of this year. You will work with me on all aspects of running the site and can expect to spend between ten and twenty hours per week on this work. It does not matter where you are physically located as long as you have a reliable broadband internet connection. Here's some of what you will be doing:

  • Doing one of the daily posts Tuesday through Sunday of each week
  • Writing one Monday column for 3QD, if you wish to do so
  • Dealing with reader submissions, questions, technical problems, etc.
  • Working with me and others on a major overhaul of the site's design and functionality
  • Scheduling the Monday columns and working with our writers
  • Working with advertizers
  • Working on our next philosophy prize
  • Coming up with new ideas to improve the user-experience of our readers
  • Assisting me in whatever else comes up, as things always do

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least one year of college education
  • At least a fundamental knowledge of HTML
  • Facility with using computers and the internet
  • Ability to write clearly and organize material
  • Availability to speak with me by Skype each weekday between 9 am and 1 pm, EDT (we can be flexible about the timing)

The intern will gain valuable experience in everything that goes into running a weekly online magazine and one of the largest intellectual filter blogs in the world. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and one letter of recommendation to me before May 19th. (The letter of recommendation should be emailed to me directly by whoever writes it.) My email address is on our “About Us” page. We will make a decision and announce it here on May 28th.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,