Architecture student advertises services on eBay
Third year students offers month’s work for 99p in bid to find internship
An architecture student is auctioning her services on eBay in an attempt to secure an internship to meet the requirements of her part 1 qualification.
The third year student is offering a month’s work as an architectural assistant at a starting bid of 99p, in the hope that an architecture practice will take advantage of her “try before you buy” offer.
“This will permit you the opportunity to see if I am suited and that you wish to offer me an internship for the 6 to 12 month RIBA required placement,” she said. “You may be gaining an assistant for as little as 99p. I am worth so much more to you…!”
In an advert titled “RIBA part 1 Student selling 8 hrs a day to Architect firm suitably placed to pay”, the student offers examples of work on the River Hull Corridor and says she has had previous work experience at Glasgow City Council.
The advert is listed in the Books, Comics and Magazines section of the eBay website. Answering a question from one potential bidder, the student describes herself as a “coffee table book”, one that is “sociable, relaxed but hard working”.
At the time of writing the advert had received no bids.