The rapper tweeted today that his ideal candidate will be capable of "putting together decks and writing proposals" and was immediately flooded by mentions. Many very qualified applicants expressed their excitement at the prospect of interning for the artist, when it really by the sounds of it they wouldn't be interning but working as a marketing strategist/publicist.
I'm looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 27, 2017
While many internships are rife with exploitation, in a dream situation interns merely help with small tasks while gaining experience in their intended field and under no ~ethical~ circumstances do they work in the place of regular employees without payment.
Given Chance's history socking it to the music industry 'man' and all his recent work with the Chicago school system, the fact that he's offering exposure in exchange for real work feels a little off – and Twitter wasn't here for it.
"Putting together decks and writing proposals" uhh, you want a strategist with copy experience? Girl, better get to paying +50k https://t.co/nRhW5YyBQv
— Father John Mystikal (@BitchassChicken) March 27, 2017
tfw everyone's favorite rap do-gooder asks you to work for exposure https://t.co/by5jiZNlzg
— I'm Gary (@noyokono) March 27, 2017
Of course there were still many, many young candidates that were all about the Chance experience, so you can bet whoever gets the coveted non-job job is going to be a very happy chappy.
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