Virgin Mobile is on the hunt for the Screw You Recession! Summer Intern



    Canadians will pick Top Five candidates in the ultimate summer job hunt

    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Virgin Mobile and Screw You Recession! are
looking for a financially-savvy summer job seeker to show the recession who's
boss. The winning recessionista will become the Screw You Recession! Summer
Intern and spend their days searching for stories, digging for deals,
interviewing financial experts, blogging for www.screwyourecession.ca, and
just generally telling the recession where to stick it.
    What does this savvy mastermind get in return? A paid summer internship
at Virgin Mobile, three month's salary at $2,000 a month, a snazzy new
personal laptop, a new Virgin Mobile BlackBerry(R) 3G smartphone, a Flip(TM)
video camera, and the chance to interview one of the world's most innovative
billionaires, Sir Richard Branson!
    "Job hunting this summer is going to be more difficult than it has been
in a long time. This is a one-of-a-kind chance and, except for my job, is
probably the coolest gig you can get your hands on," says Virgin Mobile's
Chief Marketing Officer, Nathan Rosenberg. "The winner will be the voice,
eyes, and ears of young Canadians and will put their issues and concerns
centre stage during these tough times. They'll represent us at government news
conferences and seek out the best money saving deals. They'll help build
www.screwyourecession.ca into the place to go for those in the know. The job
isn't going to be easy, but we can guarantee it will be an amazing three
months that could lead to big time opportunities. The icing on the cake is
that they'll get to work for one of the world's coolest brands."
    Before going through Virgin Mobile's official interview process with a
panel of recession experts, interested candidates will first have to show
Virgin Mobile they've got what it takes by posting their personal video at
www.screwyourecessionintern.com and explain why they should be Canada's top
choice for the job. The five finalists, as voted on by visitors to the site,
will then go on for the next round of interviews at Virgin Mobile. The ability
to speak and write fluently in both English and French will be a definite
asset.
    The hunt for the Screw You Recession! Summer Intern is all part of Virgin
Mobile's Screw You Recession! campaign that kicked off earlier this year in
February with a huge billboard installation at Yonge and Dundas Square in
downtown Toronto, Canada's busiest urban intersection, and has been matched by
an outdoor and online marketing campaign that focuses on easy tips from real
people on how to save cash. More recently Virgin Mobile launched
www.screwyourecession.ca - a website that helps people take control of their
costs and get a positive, no-holds-barred view on how to beat the recession.
The site is packed with money saving tips, tools and other information for
every savvy recessionista.

    How To Apply To The Screw You Recession! Summer Intern Search

    Candidates who think they've got what it takes can post their online
video and fill out an application at www.screwyourecessionintern.com.
Applications open today and close Friday May 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. EDT.
    Canada will then vote for their favorite videos via
www.screwyourecessionintern.com and in late May the top five applicants will
be announced. Virgin Mobile will review the top five finalists and announce
the winning intern on June 1, 2009. The winning candidate must be able to work
full time for Virgin Mobile for a period of three months over the summer.

    About Virgin Mobile

    The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 12 million
customers worldwide. As the No.1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's
mission is to be Canada's most loved mobile company. Its simpler, better deals
offer customers control, flexibility and choice to design mobile packages that
truly works for them. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest
in customer satisfaction with prepaid wireless service for four years in a
row(1) and 91% of customers would recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.
    Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with
top-up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally. Virgin Mobile
products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling
1-888-999-2321.

    
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    (1) J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2008 Canadian Wireless Customer
        Satisfaction Studies(SM). Study based on 14,932 total responses from
        consumers with prepaid wireless service. Proprietary study results
        are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in
        October 2008. www.jdpower.com
    





For further information:

For further information: Marnie Campbell, Sarah Daly, Veritas
Communications, (416) 955-4594, (416) 955-4583, campbell@veritascanada.com,
daly@veritascanada.com; Chris Baines, Virgin Mobile Canada, (416) 607-8412,
(416) 556-3000, chris.baines@virginmobile.ca

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