Meet The Interns: Maya Lewis

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Hi! My name is Maya Lewis and I attend Agnes Scott College. I will graduate in 2018.

When did you go natural? Did you big chop or transition?

I’ve been natural my entire life.

What is the most memorable part of your natural hair journey?

My mom has been a huge part of my natural journey. When I was looking to get a perm in middle school to fit in, she was the one person who taught me how to care for my natural hair instead.

Have people approached or treated you differently with natural hair?

My natural hair journey has been just that- a long journey. I’ve had to grow into myself, and learn how to love natural, barefaced me. Before my journey, I genuinely didn’t realize how much courage it takes to rock natural hair; there is a different appeal to it, you have to hold yourself differently and accessorize to compliment your style. I have so much respect for women who devote their lives and entire careers to loving natural hair and educating women about it. I never realized how much patience, strength and creativity my favorite youtubers must have as they create and share new looks just about twice a week.

What is your favorite part of your hair routine?

On a regular day, I find that more people approach me to compliment my hair when it’s natural as opposed in a straight style. Also, different types of guys approach me depending on my hairstyle.

What are your top 3 must have hair products?

Washing out my deep conditioner and feeling how soft my hair is! I detangle before I wash my hair so after deep conditioner my hair is butter soft and I can run my fingers right through it!

What are your top 3 favorite hair tools?

As I Am Leave in Conditioner, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, and I can’t imagine living without Ecostyler gel.

Who is your current #MCM and #WCW?

My #MCM has to be Michael B. Jordan, but currently I’m having this obsession with detective Amaro from Law and Order: SVU  (blame Netflix). And I love love love love Lisa Bonet forever and always (with Beyonce as a close second-obviously).

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CurlyInCollege© Summer Internships – 2015

CurlyInCollege© Virtual Summer Internship Opportunities – 2015

Deadline to Apply: June 5th, 2015

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: ashley@curlyincollege.com

Duration of Internship: June 8th – August 8th, 2015

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CurlyInCollege© invites enthusiastic students to join a talented team of global ambassadors that will build the fast-growing digital publication: CurlyInCollege.com

CurlyInCollege© is a resource that celebrates students who are bold enough to navigate a life with curls on campus.

Applicants can be male or female but must be at least 16 years old. They should also be avid readers of natural hair blogs, books, video blogs, and will likely consider themselves “product junkies” and/or “trendsetters” in their high school or college community. Having personal experience transitioning to and/or maintaining natural hair is a plus.

Positions Available and Requirements Listed Below:

Bloggers (Multiple Positions Available)  

  • Submit weekly blog posts that will be featured on the blog and associated social media platforms
  • Participate in bi-weekly team update conference calls
  • Require excellent photography skills and a good eye for outstanding images
  • Confident writing skills
  • A strong sense of style and an interest in entrepreneurship or tech startups
  • Reliable computer and high speed internet connection
  • Access to a good quality digital camera/lense/tripod (preferably DSLR)
  • Photoshop experience, or experience with similar photo editing software a plus
  • Large social media following

Social Media Ambassadors (2 Positions Available)

  • Promote CiC’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube pages
  • Develop strategies to meet growth metrics by given deadlines
  • Implement social media plan consistently
  • Maintain high engagement numbers
  • Requires a good eye for outstanding images
  • Reliable computer and high speed internet connection
  • Outgoing and works well with others
  • Strong communicationskills and willingness to work remotely

Web Development Intern (One Position Available)

  • Provide website maintenance and support
  • Experienced building and managing sites with wordpress backend
  • Experience with SEO and Google Analytics a plus

Event Management Intern (One Position Available)

  • Assist founder with planning and execution of on campus events
  • Ability to meet desired goals under budget
  • Work with team to coordinate staffing and volunteer requirements
  • Prepare logistics for all vendors
  • Possible day of management
  • Manage post event evaluations
  • Oversee event marketing and promotion
  • Other duties as assigned by founder

Other Skills Required for All Positions:

  • Experience with WordPress or other blogging platforms (include links to personal blogs or guest posts)
  • Proficient with Google Apps and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Video editing experience is a plus, but not required (include links)
  • Positive online reputation as documented by applicants social media/blogging behaviors
  • Proven ability to function efficiently on a team and rally campus/school support for a specific cause (explain in cover letter)
  • Experienced bloggers with published posts on existing sites are encouraged to apply (include links)
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to self edit blog posts
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

Fun Perks for Curly In College Interns:

  • review new products
  • free CurlyInCollege© branded merchandise
  • free passes to natural hair shows
  • heightened credibility as a result of having been featured on a prominent blog

* This posting advertises unpaid, part-time, summer internship opportunities. Perks vary by position *

As a result, those currently employed or interning elsewhere are still encouraged to apply – These internships will only require an estimated 5-10 hours per week and work will be done remotely (not in person).

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Curly In College Summer 2015 Internship Opportunities

Deadline to Apply: June 5th, 2015

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: ashley@curlyincollege.com

Duration of Internship: June 8th – Augst 8th, 2015

Questions? Contact ashely@curlyincollege.com

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