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I have a few items I’ve been meaning to share. Maybe they apply to you!

1. We are renting out our San Francisco Studio. We’re looking for someone to rent our wonderful 500 square foot art studio in the heart of the Mission. It’s located at 766 Valencia with lots of other cool and creative folks. You can rent a desk or the whole thing. Email me for details.

2. I’m looking for a new intern! I have lots of exciting projects coming down the pipeline and I’m looking for an extra set of hands here in Paris to help with photo shoots and various blog projects. This is for someone who lives in Paris and has 6-10 hours a week available. It’s not a paying gig but I will give you all my blogging and party secrets and give you lots of high fives. Email me with your resume

3. We are accepting New Sponsors for August here on Oh Happy Day! We’ve been growing by leaps and bounds and are excited to work with companies that are the right fit. Email me for a press kit.

  1. Taylor

    July 28, 2011

    I would give anything to be an intern, and I’d also give anything to live in Paris. Maybe someday!

  2. Ashley

    July 28, 2011

    I’d move to Paris just to be your intern, Jordan. Alas, that is unrealistic…

  3. Heather

    July 28, 2011

    If I lived in Paris, I would postulate for this, but Geneva is just a little too far. Good luck to you though!

  4. kate

    July 28, 2011

    oh i live in paris! but i am only free on weekends ;-(

  5. Claudia

    July 28, 2011

    oh how I wish I was living in Paris right now. more than ever!
    please e-mail mail anytime you need a correspondant in Brazil. hahaha.

  6. twiggs

    July 28, 2011

    darn… lisbon is a bit far away right? i would be definitely your intern! anyway, best of luck, i am so sure that you will find an excellent intern!! have a great day! twiggs

  7. Abby Noel

    July 28, 2011

    Jordan, I would love the opportunity to be your intern! I’m a writer, blogger, skilled internet scourer, OHD loyal reader, francophile, and in two months, I’ll be moving to Paris for the year. Also, would you believe it, I love being compensated with party secrets and high fives. Expect an email from me soon! xo

  8. Shari

    July 28, 2011

    Oh I wish I lived in Paris! I would love to be your intern and I would love to live in Paris. Best of luck in your search…

  9. Rhea

    July 28, 2011

    Ooh intern would be fun but I suppose you need someone in the day, and not when the kiddies are home?

  10. Sara Walk

    July 28, 2011

    awe I would LOVE to intern but Im not in Paris 🙂 Good luck!

  11. Phuong

    July 28, 2011

    Wish I lived in Paris so I can be your intern! 🙂

  12. Tisk Tisk...

    July 28, 2011

    Seems like every blogger around here is looking for an intern.

    The only benefit I could see from it is exposure but internships have always been a picky
    subject. I mean, work endlessly towards someone elses personal goal in exchange for almost nothing, when they can just create their own brand/publication/product and media blast it to all of the blogs around the world and get exposure that way.

    Needless to say you bloggers are very self centered, but then again that’s what a blog is, page upon page of self interests and self reflection. I say do your own job, making money from advertisers and you can’t slip an intern a single dime?

    damn pity.

  13. Damn pity indeed..

    July 28, 2011

    Tisk Tisk…I couldn’t have put it better myself!

  14. Alexis

    July 28, 2011

    @ Tisk Tisk and Damn Pity, as Jordan’s last intern, I can say while it might not be a job you’d want, working as Jordan’s intern is awesome. I learned so much and have made great connections and friendships as a result. It’s led to fruitful (paying) gigs that I never would have been able to swing without the internship. I can now saw I have photo styling experience, can run a letterpress, have managed crazy and interesting projects, have worked with great photographers, and know a ton more about a million things. Jordan is extremely generous with her time, skills, resources and connections.

    Anyone who’s thinking about applying, don’t be put off by the negativity. As most of the commenters obviously realize, it’s really a fantastic opportunity.

  15. jordan

    July 28, 2011

    Hey guys!

    I have a paid employee and an intern. The difference is the employee works on the fun and boring parts and the intern only works on the “fun parts.” No bookkeeping or filing! Just shopping for photoshoots and crafting.


  16. Damn pity indeed..

    July 28, 2011

    @Alexis….Jordan, is that you?

  17. jordan

    July 28, 2011

    Yes, It was me. I’ve been pretending to have an intern for two years now! 🙂 haha

  18. Catherine

    July 28, 2011

    @Tisk Tisk – That might be your opinion, and I used to have a similar view as well, but I interned with a British fashion blog to score a chance to go to London Fashion Week. I did an arts degree that had nothing to do with fashion or journalism, and within 6 months – 12 months of interning for a month, I now work as a freelance writer for Look Magazine and

    Of course the intern is working for Jordan’s benefit and, in general, free work sucks. But Jordan isn’t the only one who’s going to get something good out of it and the intern will likely get coverage that will be helpful not just in Paris, but in San Francisco and around the world.

    Don’t be so quick to turn your nose up.

  19. Kacie

    July 28, 2011

    WISHING I lived in Paris! Would love to intern for you! If you change your mind and want someone from Oregon… 😉


  20. Margaret

    July 28, 2011

    @ Tisk Tisk and Damn Pity – I can see why you might have misinterpreted the intern position in a certain light, but having worked in the wedding and events sector for many years (I’m a co-founder of Project Wedding), I would say that an internship with Jordan Ferney is incredibly priceless and soooo worth it for the experience. Jordan is truly amazing at what she does, and whoever gets that internship will be able to learn everything from crafting/party ideas, to the business aspects of running your own business. That kind of one-on-one experience is not taught in schools. So in my opinion, it’s a win-win for both Jordan and whoever is lucky enough to be her intern.

    Heck, if I lived in Paris I would sign up right away!

  21. Viet

    July 28, 2011

    haters gonna hate. i feel some resentment for that “self-centered” act you did when you PAID for airfare to paris for another lucky reader! we love you, jordan. you are rad. i would intern for you for free if the circumstances fit. good luck!

  22. confused

    July 28, 2011

    To be honest, I don’t understand the unpaid internship (also saw Cup of Jo seeking one). If you are profiting financially from their work, how can they be unpaid?

  23. Carrie

    July 28, 2011

    I’m currently interning w/ Minnesota Opera and would love a summer or spring gig next year! Will you need a intern in 2012?

  24. Katie

    July 28, 2011

    I don’t think it’s right to not pay an intern, and here’s why:

    An intern works, and if you work, you should be paid.

    By paying an intern you are showing to sh/e that you are appreciated and that their work matters. It doesn’t really matter if the job is all fun or all filing, it’s still work.

    I’m not sure on all the facts, but I recently heard that unpaid internships are going to be made illegal. I have no clue on how they would enforce something like that, but to be honest I agree with the idea.

    Jordan, I am a big fan of all the incredible creative stuff you do. I’m hoping you won’t take this the wrong way. From a former intern myself (who was paid) this just struck a chord with me.

  25. jordan

    July 29, 2011

    It is interesting to me to hear these attitudes about internships. I LOVED my unpaid internship. By working for free I was able to get myself in a place that I wouldn’t have been qualified to and as a result got my first job out of college as an event planner. It’s the first thing I recommend to people looking to get their dream job. See #4 on my FAQ list:

    My last intern was hired as my fulltime studio manager just a few months after starting and now works for a print magazine.

    The reality is if I could afford to pay an intern it would change the nature of the position. They would end up being a babysitter and having to do lots of practical things like get me lunch when we are working. By working for free instead they will get to work on interesting projects and have access to important people where they can show off their stuff.

  26. Kitty

    July 29, 2011

    Bonjour! I live here in Paris full-time and am SO interested in this position! I am about to be in job transition and am looking to be working in something with more creativity. How can I get this?! 😉


  27. TN

    July 29, 2011

    What is everyone getting so upset for? UNPAID Internships are EVERYWHERE weren’t you ever in college? HELLO I think the majority of internships are unpaid esp these days. It actually will prb hinder Jordan to some extend at first because of the time and effort it will take to train someone.

    I think this is a great opportunity for someone with extra time in Paris….wish I had some time to spare but alas baby # 2 is on the way and juggling a 2 year old is hard enough. BUT we are in PARIS on the other side of the river. I was thinking about applying but figure I won’t have much time come October. Maybe next year! I love your blog and love getting so many ideas from it (and your sister’s as well!).


  28. caroline

    July 29, 2011

    holy crap, some people must have had a bad day/woke up on the wrong side of the bed. unpaid internships are standard in any business. it may be unpaid, but they have the opportunity to gain experience, build their resume and receive college credit. and who knows what the internship could evolve into… my college internship , turned into a paid internship and then a full time job upon graduation.

    anyway, i wish i lived in paris!!!

  29. Katie

    July 29, 2011

    Maybe unpaid internships are everywhere/standard, but that still doesn’t make the concept of free labor ethical, in my book.

    And yes, I attended college and loved my (paid) internships that led to the dream job. As a young professional who needed to pay bills, like everyone else in the world, I needed to earn money while working.

    I think young people are vulnerable. Not paying an individual for work, even if it is fun and wonderful (which I’m sure this internship will be) just doesn’t seem right.

    Jordan, like I said, I admire your work and creativity. If you can’t afford to pay an intern, why not wait until you can?

  30. Surprised

    July 29, 2011

    I was shocked that there was so much controversy regarding an unpaid internship, so after reading all the comments I had to google “Laws Regarding Unpaid Interns” and found many articles stating that this practice is ILLEGAL. Wow! I know most of us would love to be an unpaid intern for Jordan {or even pay Jordan for the experience}, but I can’t support anything that is against the law. Sorry, Jordan.

  31. jordan

    July 29, 2011

    I have some great news! I’ve decided to not force any of you to apply. Only the ones that have some extra time on their hands and want to!

  32. Kristina

    July 29, 2011

    Jordan, I love your responses to these ridiculous people almost as much as I love your blog! You’re awesome and your new intern is going to be one lucky gal/guy 🙂

  33. Leilani

    July 29, 2011

    An ‘unpaid’ internship is TRAINING someone within a specific job or field. If you already have all the experience and skill needed, then yes, why not apply for a ‘paid’ internship or full-time position? BUT if you’re looking to build up, or gain new experience and skill, there are many legal and ‘unpaid’ internship opportunities from reputable institutions and businesses that can be helpful to you. It’s important to specify when an internship is ‘unpaid’ to avoid any confusion or disappointment, but PEOPLE CHOOSE such internships because they are ‘getting paid’ by learning the knowledge or skill which they are wanting.

    There are some employers out there trying to take advantage of people with illegally ‘unpaid’ internships. **I most definitely do NOT think Jordan is trying to take advantage of anybody.** Jordan is asking someone to assist her and work with her, not do the work for her. She is asking someone to volunteer as an intern, someone who wants the HUGE PAYOFFS of being trained by Jordan in her art, and building connections within her field.

    There’s nothing wrong with being self-employed, having a growing business with a good product, and asking for some talented help! Asking friends for help! It’s a great opportunity for whomever wants it, and for those that don’t want it, there’s no need to be rude or make it a moral issue.

  34. Anonymous

    July 29, 2011

    I attended a prestigious design school on the east coast and at the annual job fair, the school would not allow any employers to attend that intended to offer unpaid internships. They enacted this policy because of the legal and ethical ramifications of encouraging students to accept these positions (it is actually illegal to not pay a wage). Jordan, if I were you I would consult your lawyer to make sure that you are in the clear. Perhaps offering some compensation (even if it is only a small stipend) would help to circumvent this issue. Sorry if this sounds ridiculous or overly negative, its just good advice to check. The opportunity does sound like it would be a great career boost for someone.

  35. Viet

    July 29, 2011

    i feel like some of these commenters also post regularly on apartment therapy.

  36. LuLu

    July 30, 2011

    Oh geez. I wish I could be an intern in Paris with you… stupid KC 🙂

    A Candid Life

  37. Meg

    August 1, 2011

    Jordan, diggin’ your responses. And this intern position sounds like loads of fun… I feel like I might be a pinch late… I would even help with French! Ha!

  38. Intern

    August 2, 2011

    ah the great intern debate.

    The bottom line is that as long as students are willing to be unpaid interns, people will keep offering unpaid internships.

    Jordan is not forcing anyone to apply to this position. It is also a student’s prerogative to want to get their foot in the door and to get a really great experience. To many students, the experience alone is worth its weight in gold and 90% of the time pays off in the long run.

    People are making it sound like students are being forced to “horrors” of working without monetary compensation. What you need to consider is that is that MANY unpaid internships are willing to accommodate and work around school our work schedules so it is easy for intern to still work at another paid position or go to school at the same time. There are many incredible benefits of an internship, and it is generous that (given the current political climate) companies are even willing to offer learning opportunities at all to students, especially smaller companies. Everyone has to start somewhere!

    Finally IN FRANCE most internships under 3 months are FULL TIME AND UNPAID, and that it is perfectly legal.

  39. Kara

    August 3, 2011

    I’m just shocked at how entitled the world seems to be these days. Does no one need training? Does everyone graduate and walk into a dream job with their myriad of contacts pulling for them? In a world of self-promotion and social media, it seems some are afraid to admit they have anything to learn from a seasoned expert. This “controversy” over an incredible opportunity just makes me very, very sad. *Why, when I was your age, I would’ve walked 5 miles uphill with no shoes on just to sit at Jordan Ferney’s feet…*

    Those of you who’ve been fortunate enough to be a paid intern, good for you. Question is, what kind of work were you doing? Getting coffee and pushing papers? Working on styling and photo shoots?

    It’s called hustlin’ kids. Learn to hustle in your field of interest, and you will be rewarded. Break a sweat! Even an *unpaid* sweat!

  40. Brittney

    August 4, 2011

    Jordan you are AWESOME!!! So upbeat and truly inspiring. If I were in France, I would be THRILLED to be your intern.

  41. tink

    August 5, 2011

    hi i just fell across your blog and i really like it, its so sunny and happy! thanks for such a great read

  42. Abby Noel

    August 10, 2011

    Pick me pick me!

    No but seriously… sent my resume of to ya! Hope to chat soon.

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