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Old 02-06-2018, 07:11 PM
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I remember the day when "Mt St. Helens is coming to see YOU."
Yeah, I have to admit that MSH did some great marketing efforts back in the day. SW Washington is a beautiful place to live, but it's surprisingly hard to get good candidates, and the volcano business is pretty competitive (especially in the PNW).

Although to be fair, they're continuing to lead the way on social media:
https://twitter.com/mtsthelenswa
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wow. looks tone deaf. You're a poor college student, but we expect you to pay for everything. - they'll attract the truly desperate. Will this person be on their own at the client site? Or will s/he work with someone there?
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:49 PM
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wow. looks tone deaf. You're a poor college student, but we expect you to pay for everything. - they'll attract the truly desperate. Will this person be on their own at the client site? Or will s/he work with someone there?
I agree that it reads weird, but that's not how I interpret it. It reads to me as "we want you to pay your own way to and from West Des Moines so that you can do the job, and you're responsible for your housing."

"Able to travel to client sites (e.g., West Des Moines IA) up to 100% (travel and accommodations responsibility of the intern)."

Admittedly, an "i.e." would align more with my interpretation than "e.g.", although people frequently mix those up. Lots of companies have interns pay their own housing (presumably with a high enough salary to make it worthwhile), and lots of companies make you pay to show up at your job.
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I got about an inch of MSH 3 days after the blow up . . . and we weren't exactly close to the site.
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As has already been written earlier, this is an opening for someone with familial ties to the area. Everyone else need not apply. Even desperate people.
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What's confusing is the "primary location" of Seattle or Philadelphia. Why not list the position as in Des Moines? Or does the person have to spend time in Seattle and/or Philly too?
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What's confusing is the "primary location" of Seattle or Philadelphia. Why not list the position as in Des Moines? Or does the person have to spend time in Seattle and/or Philly too?
... guessing its a formality or something.
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What's confusing is the "primary location" of Seattle or Philadelphia. Why not list the position as in Des Moines? Or does the person have to spend time in Seattle and/or Philly too?
My guess is that they're looking for someone from Seattle or Philadelphia (probably one of their offices there) who can cover all of their travel expenses to Des Moines. Note that travel is "up to" 100% of the time.

If one has enough money to pay for such travel, one probably wouldn't need this internship.
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My guess is that they're looking for someone from Seattle or Philadelphia (probably one of their offices there) who can cover all of their travel expenses to Des Moines. Note that travel is "up to" 100% of the time.

If one has enough money to pay for such travel, one probably wouldn't need this internship.
No way thats the case.... i can't see a company thinking any intern is willing to pay for frequent flights to des moines.... i imagine they're looking for iowa candidates who'll either never show up to the seattle/philly office or will just show up once (which would be paid for).
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:39 PM
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Also is it possible this is one of those fake postings where they say they couldn't find a us citizen to fill the role, and so they sponsor a kid on a h1 visa that they planned on hiring in the first place?
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