The Wu-Tang Clan Is Looking for an Unpaid Intern

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Cash rules everything around me. Well, except during a recession. These are hard times, after all.

But for anyone else looking for an unpaid internship in media and marketing, the Wu-Tang Clan is looking for talented candidates to help them with online promotions. In a Craigslist posting circulating the web that went up earlier yesterday, the legendary ’90s rap group is looking for someone to help them manage content on their website, blogs, Twitter feed, email blasts, YouTube, Facebook and more.

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An ideal candidate would possess:

  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Interest in the music/entertainment industry
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience with social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Ning, Blogspot, etc.)
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines

NewsFeed called in and spoke with a pleasant young man who advised us to send a follow-up email to apply for the position. Once we did, we received a message that stated: “Thank you for your interest in a Wu-Tang management internship position, we will review your information and get back to you to schedule an interview.” So far, so good.

The Wu-Tang Clan burst onto the rap scene in the early ’90s with a ferocious combination of grit and nimble lyricism, perhaps most evident in era-defining tracks like “Protect Ya Neck” and “C.R.E.A.M.” The clan’s members—RZA (pictured), GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and the departed ODB—entered the rap game as young guns, but have since become something of elder statesmen in the hip-hop world.

Regardless, if you’re interested in hip-hop and media, you should consider applying. We imagine having a degree in philosophy would help. Particularly Socrates. And hypotheses.

Chris Gayomali is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @chrigz, on Facebook, or on Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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