Harley may not be "cool" to some, but this summer job with them might be......

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4/20/2018 10:57 PM

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Much better than being caged in a cubicle for the summer, eight college students will get to ride motorcycles, and document their experiences, in a new internship from Harley-Davidson.

The interns, whom Harley hopes to select by mid-May, will be given bikes and taught to ride. Then, throughout the summer, they will attend motorcycle events across the country, and maybe overseas, documenting everything through social media.

Eight students, expected to be college juniors and seniors and at least 18 years old, will be chosen for the 12-week, paid summer internships.

The program is open to any student looking to pursue a career in social media, communications, public relations or marketing.

After learning to ride, they will chronicle their summer by posting videos, pictures and stories on their personal social media channels and Harley’s channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat.

“We are going to send them all over the country,” said Heidi Skinner, director of channel marketing.

The interns could, for example, cover a Thursday “bike night” at the Harley-Davidson Museum or a flat-track motorcycle race in California.

Some will attend Harley’s 115th anniversary parties in the Czech Republic and Milwaukee.

“We are going to get them immersed into the high-profile events, for sure, but also into more underground, counter-culture events. We are looking for it all,” Skinner said.

In addition to a salary, and riding experiences, the interns will get experience with marketing and other functions at the world’s largest manufacturer of heavyweight motorcycles.

And, of course, they get to keep the bike they rode through the summer.

“We think that really sweetens the deal,” Skinner said.

College students from anywhere in the world are eligible for the internships. Applications are being accepted starting Friday, and are due May 11.

Harley is looking for social media savviness and the ability to create media content.

“We will really test that in the application process by having the students create a video, write an essay, develop a photo collage or however they want to tell their story,” Skinner said.

Also, the interns “will need to work pretty independently because we are going to entrust a lot to them.”

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4/21/2018 6:05 AM

I would have jumped at that opportunity when I was younger. Pretty cool in my opinion. Harley’s get a bad rap around here, but I love everything about them. One day I will build a knuckle.

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4/21/2018 6:22 AM

Age discrimination! I wouldn't mind getting that gig!

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4/21/2018 11:06 AM

XXVoid MainXX wrote:

Age discrimination! I wouldn't mind getting that gig!

There's no maximum age, just have to get back in school and apply!

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4/21/2018 2:33 PM

XXVoid MainXX wrote:

Age discrimination! I wouldn't mind getting that gig!

APLMAN99 wrote:

There's no maximum age, just have to get back in school and apply!

I don't think they'll let me anywhere near a school. smile I'm not sure they would be able to teach me how to ride anyway.

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4/21/2018 3:44 PM

And nurses do clinical hours for free hahah.

That’s awesome for Harley to do that. Should definitely Amp up the marketing exposure and might get younger generation interested.

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4/21/2018 6:31 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

And nurses do clinical hours for free hahah.

That’s awesome for Harley to do that. Should definitely Amp up the marketing exposure and might get younger generation interested.

In all fairness, don't "potential" nurses do clinicals for free? Aren't they actually nurses AFTER they complete clinicals, coursework, and testing?

cool

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4/23/2018 11:53 AM

It's a good idea... those interns will post (probably) very positive experiences about motorcycling to the world. maybe it will help get the millenials and Gen Z into motorcycling.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

4/23/2018 12:50 PM

Harley’s are still going strong where I am. I took a backroads ride on my KTM yesterday and must have seen 120-150 various Harley’s n different groups. The roads were loaded with bikes and the vast majority were Harley’s. Made me miss mine....I’m going to be getting another one. The KTM 1190 is a far superior machine but you can’t replace the feel of the Harley

What a wonderful opportunity for those interns and good for Harley giving them that chance of a lifetime

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4/23/2018 1:18 PM

That would be awesome.

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