In college? Looking for a part-time internship? Volkswagen's got an opening. You'll have to file papers, pick up dry cleaning and... oh, right... schedule Bugatti's press fleet and drive $1.7 million Veyrons cross-country. You know — normal intern stuff.
Seriously. According to this position description on Volkswagen's recruitment site, the automaker's looking for a "Marketing Intern" in Herndon, Virginia for the Bugatti brand to "coordinate press activities," "schedule press cars" and provide "management of Bugatti's car plan and customer test drives." I mean, I knew they needed some help in Herndon, but this is ridiculous. Really ridiculous. Like, Bugatti Veyron Mouse on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien ridiculous.
Here's the job description:
Bugatti Marketing Intern - Herndon Virginia
Part-time Intern - 20 hours a week
*All candidates must be enrolled in a College or University
•Coordination of press activities in cooperation with Bugatti's public relations firm
oScheduling of press cars for events
oCommunication of planned activities to secure involvement of Bugatti dealers as necessary
oCoordination of press activities with Bugatti S.A.S. priorities
•Management of Bugatti car plan and customer test drives
oEnsure adequate coverage of press cars for dealer test drives
oSecure signatures as required for Vehicle Loan Agreement and Liability Waiver Form
oInvoice dealers for use of press cars
?Professional driver services
oIn coordination with Bugatti After Sales, ensure press vehicles are properly maintained and any damage repaired.
•Dealer communications as directed by the Bugatti Market Manager
•Event planning support
oGuest invitations in coordination with Bugatti S.A.S.
•Promotion of Bugatti after sales products, "Feel the Road" driving program, and merchandise to dealer organization to encourage dealer display and increased sales
•Monitor activities associated with the Bugatti order / delivery process to ensure all agreements and notifications are completed as required
•Provide daily support to Bugatti Market Manager as needed
•Periodic support for Bugatti After Sales personnel
•Organization of transport of customer cars to/from Westlake, CA as needed
Candidate must be currently enrolled in a college or university.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Ability to learn new subjects, concepts, processes and computer applications easily.
General vehicle knowledge.
Fluency in English Language (Read/Write)
Proficiency in Word and Microsoft Office Applications
Extensive Excel knowledge including formulas, referencing, linking, etc.
Extensive PowerPoint capabilities, including the ability to create aesthetically pleasing and functional presentations.
Minor travel may be required.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
On the one hand, coolest internship ever. On the other, you'll have to ensure press vehicles are properly maintained and any damage is repaired. Have you seen how auto journalists treat press fleet cars?
But whatever. It still would be the best internship ever.
So, if any college-age Jalopnik readers in the Herndon, VA area apply for this internship and get it — and then direct all the press fleet drives to us— we will absolutely hire you after the internship. Deal?
Good. Hop to it.