Anthony Weiner, sexting former congressman turned NYC mayoral candidate, is cruising the Internet for students … to intern with his campaign.
“If you want to join the most exciting campaign of the year…we want you to help Anthony Weiner become the next mayor,” reads an online advertisement first reported by The New York Post. “His campaign is looking for interns and fellows to join our team, immediately!”
The ad seeks interns who, in addition to being willing to a variety of tasks, are versed in “social media to enhance our message.”
Weiner announced his mayoral candidacy last week and has been working to claw his way back into the public’s good graces after his 2011 cringe-inducing fall from grace — when he accidentally tweeted an inappropriate picture of himself which he had meant to direct message to a woman he didn’t know. Weiner went on to lie about his account being hacked, and details surfaced about his bizarre courtship of young women.
Weiner resigned over the Twitter scandal. He remains married to Hillary Clinton assistant Huma Abedin.
According to The Post, the campaign is looking for interns to work about 15 hours a week and “fellows” to commit to 30 hours a week, all unpaid, for the Weiner cause.
“Anthony Weiner is waging a campaign to return New York City to its place as the capital of the middle class and those struggling to make it, and he needs your help,” the ad, as quoted by the Post, explains.
The Post notes that the ad was posted on a Democratic job website.
The positions will require long, irregular hours and tasks such as throwing house parties and knocking on doors, the paper adds.
While there is an opportunity to work with the campaign to get school credit, the campaign is not offering financial compensation.