INTERNSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION (GENERAL)
MBK Enterprises, LLC offers internships at the Minnesota based headquarters. The internship program is designed to provide students/ongoing students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about Independent Music Label operations and the supporting areas of the music business.
Internship Positions Available: Internship opportunities are available in most areas of the company. The Internship Opportunity bulletin lists the specific internships available at MBK Enterprises, LLC or its affiliates. The bulletin may be viewed on MBK Enterprises, LLC’s web site, or picked up from the MBK office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Eligibility: A candidate must be a graduate of college; a student currently enrolled in college, or has had some college experience. Work/Life experience WILL BE CONSIDERED, dependent on the relation of the experience and the program applying for.
General Information: Interns are expected to work between 16-20 hours a week during an 8 to 12 week internship period. Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall and Winter/Spring semesters. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between the MBK Human Resources Department and the intern’s college or university. All interns are subject to the applicable MBK employee rules, including its Employment Dispute Resolution Policy.
Application Procedures: Candidates must complete an application form and submit it with their cover letter and resume. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as a writing sample. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
Application Deadlines: For the Summer program, applications are due by February 15; for the Fall program, applications are due by July 15; and for the Winter/Spring program, applications are due by November 15.
AVAILABLE POSITIONS TO BE FILLED:
Blog Contributors Wanted
In order to make this blog the best possible, we are looking for a few additional contributors. There are two current positions open, and the same individuals may feel free to apply for both. What we really need are a few individuals who can do what is asked in the descriptions below on a steady basis. It is not difficult, and only requires writing, not posting… at least at first.
MBK Enterprises would like to place each individual accepted on a two-week probationary period, during which you will send me the items you write, and I will post them. After two weeks, you may continue to send your posts/reviews to me so that I may post them, or you may begin posting them on your own. I can explain this to those interested. Please see below for a description of the two types of contributors I am currently looking for. Interested? You may feel free to fill out the interest form below.
We look forward to working with you!
Alphonso Fleming Jr.
My Brother’s Keeper Enterprises
Contributor #1: Book Reviewer
Number of positions: 2 to 3
Requirements: Review books of your own choosing. (All pertaining to Hip Hop Music, Hip Hop Culture & Social/Cultural Change). We do have books sent for review requests, so you may feel free to ask if we have received any of a particular genre or interest. You may do either. We will not tell you what to review. You may not review erotica on this blog, as we try to keep it fairly family friendly. There is no maximum of books you may review, but I ask that each reviewer do at least two books per month. This is not a lot, and would be something you could do in your free time. Book reviews do have a specific format that we use on the blog.
Other information: Book reviews will be posted on specific days, during free time slots. This will not be an issue for anyone accepted if they wish for us to continue posting for them, but we can discuss this later if you desire to post on your own.
Contributor #2: Content Creator
Number of positions: 1 or 2
Requirements: Write one to three posts for the blog each week on relevant topics. (See topics below.) Blog posts may be anywhere between 300 and 1,200 words. They may also be split into “parts.” Posts should be fairly free of typos and grammatical errors, but may be written in your own personal style.
Topics (All pertaining to Hip Hop Music, Hip Hop Culture & Social/Cultural Change): Writing, Reading, Editing, Marketing, Children, Health & Fitness, Food/Cooking, Artistic Development. If you would like to write on a topic not mentioned here, please feel free to mention it for consideration. If you have a passion that you are knowledgeable about, please feel free to suggest it and I will evaluate whether it is a good fit for our readers.
All blog contributors will be listed on a new, in-development page. Every name will be listed, but each individual will have the opportunity to include a short (less than 300 words) biography on themselves, up to three personal links (social media, blog, and/or website), and a small, professional image of themselves on this page. Blog posts and reviews will not include all of this information, but will have your name, which will be linked to the blog contributor page. This should help you to gain more exposure, making it a good idea for authors, marketers, editors, bloggers, etc.