The mind boggles when one considers the responsibilities of an ESPN intern. (We suspect it's a little more relaxed now that Salisbury's gone.) Fetching coffee is the least of it; we imagine someone having to rub Berman's feet. But what are the qualifications required to become an ESPN intern? What must you know? At last, we have the answer.
We are proud to bring you the official application test to become an ESPN intern. It's in six sections, right here:
According to someone who received it, ESPN Human Relations gives you only one hour to complete the test, to the point that the HR person will require you to send it back to them within an hour of you receiving it.
We're not sure how we'd do on this — are college students really expected to know when the last season of the ABA was? — but we encourage you all to test yourselves. You, too, could have the opportunity to tousle John Clayton's hair.
ESPN Intern Test
(UPDATE: We've received conflicting information that this test might not be inherently for interns, but mainly for "temporary production assistants." That is, the people who cut highlights. Either way. fun. And HARD.)
(SECOND UPDATE: OK, now general consensus is that it's a "researcher application." That makes sense.)