Harley Offers Young People Opportunity to Ride Bikes, Keep Them

Internship applicants do not need to know how to ride but their social media game must be strong

So, when you say “recent grad” how recent are we talking? That’s my question for Harley-Davidson upon learning the company is offering college students and recent graduates the opportunity to serve as summer interns – being given a motorcycle and encouraged to tell others about it via social media.

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I mean, I earned my masters degree from Cardiff University nine years ago. In terms of the age of the universe, that’s very recent. So, can I apply? Because the bonus side of this internship is that Harley will be letting successful applicants keep the motorcycles.

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Harley says it’s looking for eight interns to help celebrate the company’s 115th anniversary. Successful applicants will have a hell of a social media game, with the interns officially reporting to Harley-Davidson’s marketing and social media team. However, they don’t need to know how to ride. Harley will take care of that, ensuring each applicant takes part in its Riding Academy.

The internship is open to is open to junior and senior level college students (or equivalent), or recent college graduates. The company says the internship is open to applicants “across the globe,” but one assumes you’d need to be able to spend a fair amount of time in Milwaukee. You may also be tapped to head to Prague, where the manufacturer will be throwing a huge party in July.

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“We’re continuously working to grow the sport of motorcycling,” said Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich. “What better way to engage future riders than to have a whole team of newly trained enthusiasts share personal stories as they immerse themselves in motorcycle culture and community – all while gaining marketable career skills. I’m looking forward to following their journeys, learning about their experiences, and seeing them out on the road.”


Harley says interested candidates will need to describe what freedom means to them by creating a video, writing an essay, developing a photo collage, or creating whatever piece of content they want to make their application unique. Harley’s media release on this actually puts the word “freedom” in all caps (FREEDOM), so, kids: make sure you hit that point hard. Once you’ve managed to come up with a clever response, send it to:

Applications are due Friday, 11 May 2018. Ideal candidates will be looking to pursue a career in social media, communications, public relations or marketing.