We’ve learned a thing or two along our web-journey, and we love to share that with people looking to get into our industry. Interns at M Media have experienced incredible growth through stimulating challenges, while enjoying the benefits of 100% remote work with a feeling of being ever closer.
Interning at M Media
M Media is a 100% online agency with no physical offices. As such, your internship will be done from the comfort of your own home (or coffee-shop, or anywhere else with good internet and fairly quiet surroundings). This can be both a blessing and a curse: on the one hand, you save a lot on transport, get to wear comfortable clothes (or not) all day, and have non-stop access to your fridge. On the other hand, all your favourite amenities can serve as distractions, so you’ll need to show exceptional discipline, rigour, and dedication. You’re being given an opportunity to learn your desired skills in a real-world context – for free. Don’t mess that up.
You’ll be present “at the office” by being online on our Slack workspace. Once in a while, you might get a Slack call, so you’ll have to be able to take them. Occasionally, you may need to take a Skype call so that your screen (or your internship leaders screen) can be shared. Depending on what position your internship is for, you’ll work with a varying degree of live-collaboration software (all of which is free, or paid by M Media).
As an intern, you’ll work closely with an expert in the field you choose. You’ll be asked to complete tasks and expected to do them to the best of your ability. You will be challenged; our interns are not glorified paper-pushers; they are here to learn, grow, and be productive in real world contexts.
As a marketer, you’ll be working primarily with Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, and other analytical tools. You’ll also work with a word-processing program like Microsoft Word, to note down plans, ideas, stats, sources, and similar. In your arsenal, you’ll have access to Ads tools, such as those by Facebook and Google. Your job will be to analyse and understand current users, developer user personas, and target appropriate audiences on Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and others. You’ll develop strategies based on demographic and psychographic traits founded in research you conduct. You will work with web designers to communicate the needs of audiences you’ve identified, and you’ll come up with marketing messages that work well both in ads and designs.
As a web designer, your job will be to design for the web – all of it. You’ll design social media posts and pages, but you’ll also design landing pages and website components. You’ll primarily work in Figma, a free collaborative vector-design program. You’ll employ psychology in your designs, reflecting on users expectations, natural behavioural patterns, and the target audiences. You’ll work with marketers to understand what’s needed, and with web developers to understand what’s feasible. You will identify any needed custom media (such as product photographs) and scour the web for other creatives, always being respectful of licensing.
As a web developer, you will work primarily in code. You’ll take the amazing work from marketers and web designers, and turn it into reality, with a little bit of your own custom flair added. You will work in any IDE (our preferred one is Sublime Text 3) and publish your work regularly to Github. You’ll communicate with Web designers to understand the design needs, and inform them of any possible limitations so that they can alter their designs appropriately. You’ll write clean, logical code, that achieves exactly what’s needed in the least obtrusive way possible. You will work with marketers to understand which audiences you are developing for (and consequently which browsers/devices you need to focus on), and you’ll create solutions that work flawlessly, and execute quickly.
Apply for an internship
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Applying for an internship is easy. We don’t care about fancy schools, lots of certificates, or the like. We want to see logical thinkers, with high attention to detail, and an appreciation for the behind-the-scenes work of our every-day life.
- Decide if you’re interested in coding, designing, or marketing
At M Media, you can intern to become a web developer, a graphic & web designer, or a marketer.
- Prepare an awesome CV in PDF format
Depending on what you’d like to intern as, you’ll need to prepare a CV that matches your field of interest. Remember, it’s better to show any practical work that you’ve done rather than list an enormous amount of on-paper credentials.
Your CV should be one page. It must include your full name, email address, and your phone number. It can optionally include an image of you. You can include links to your other profiles as you see fit.
- Apply on our website, right here
Follow the steps to apply on our website. They are really simple, and won’t take more than 4 minutes.
You’ll work on with a mixture of theoretical course material, practice & creative sessions, and real world customer solutions.
All of our interns will need to have a laptop, and an internet connection. That’s pretty much it! The amazing work happens thanks to our people, not the tools we use.
We may take up to a week to reply, but we’re usually quicker than that.
If we haven’t replied in a while, take that as a “no” for now. Feel free to re-apply when you feel you’ve made some awesome work you are proud of and could show us!
Our internships usually last 2 months. They are very intensive, and require you to be available from 11:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday.
No, our 2-month internships are usually unpaid.
Yes, we may discuss further options after your internship, depending on your performance, job availability, and other factors.
Unfortunately our internships are available only to adults (as far as the legal definition of that is concerned). However, reach out to us via our contact page and we’ll be happy to prepare a place for you when you’re ready – in the meantime we’ll send you a bunch of resources to keep you inspired and learning on your own time.
Absolutely not! It’s much better that you show us some of your best actual work (you should link to it in your CV) rather than list copious amounts of formal certifications or degrees.