Capers XP

Learn new digital skills with Capers XP
 

Want to become a digital superhero? Want to build your experience working on the front lines of a digital brand? Want an internship where you’ll be given real responsibilities from day one?

Capers XP (Experience/Portfolio) is a new program for students and graduates to join the super team at A Place to Hang Your Cape (AP2HYC). The program is designed to give you real-world experience working for a digital brand, learning the skills that will help you develop in your digital career.

On Capers XP, you will be paired with a member of our Senior Team who will train you to develop new digital superpowers, such as:

  • Article writing
  • Article editing
  • Social media marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Digital marketing strategy
  • Video production
  • Audio podcasting
  • Graphic design
  • SEO

Whatever you produce while on Capers XP – articles, videos, podcasts, etc. – will be published on AP2HYC so you can start creating a professional digital portfolio. We will also work with you to design a project that will show off your new skills and give you a chance to act as a project leader.

Our application process requires a very special type of cover letter. We want you to write it as though you’re a superhero yourself. Imagine you’re Iron Man writing to Nick Fury asking if you can be a part of the Avengers Initiative or the Flash pleading with Batman to become a full-fledged member of the JLA. Be imaginative, witty and engaging with the cover letter. The more creative you are, the more you’ll stand out!

Testimonial:

“The 10 months I have spent writing, editing, interviewing, and podcasting for AP2HYC have been wonderful. From my first assignment, I appreciated both the autonomy I was given in my writing and the guidance that was there for me when I needed it. I got to write about movies and comics that I cared about as well as ones I hadn’t heard of before. I had pretty much no experience with the world of indie comics before working for AP2HYC, so just by itself that exposure was great to have. When I transitioned into an editing position, I was proud of the work I had done and eager to take it to the next level. Once again, the AP2HYC team was supportive and welcoming. I know that the hands-on experience I have amassed during my time at AP2HYC (not to mention all the fun I have had) will only continue to benefit me in other job experiences.”
– Jonathan Hazin, Junior Sidekick, Vassar Class of 2020

Fine Print:
Capers XP is designed so that it can be done alongside a full-time job or school schedule. It will require about 4-6 hours per week. All work for AP2HYC, including Capers XP, is done remote, with communication via email, Skype, and Slack. The program will last 6 months. At the end of the program, successful participants will be invited to join our Senior Team.