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Nearly 75K Want To Be Charlie Sheen’s Intern

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(credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

(credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — How bad is the current job market? At least 74,040 people would like to work for Charlie Sheen.

Internships.com said Wednesday that that’s how many people have applied to Sheen’s internship position since he posted it Monday. The actor said he would pay someone to help leverage his social media network this summer.

The posting was also a paid advertisement from Internships.com. The application wasn’t exactly extensive: It limited applicants to 75 characters or less.

The site offers users the chance to apply immediately, as a pop-up ad asks users if they’re there to apply for Sheen’s gig as soon as they enter the site. Once there, users are told they have until March 14 to apply for the eight-week, paid internship.

The job description reads: “Do you have #TigerBlood? Are you all about #Winning? Can you #PlanBetter than anyone else? If so, we want you on #TeamSheen as our social media #TigerBloodIntern!

“This unique internship opportunity will allow a hard-working, self-motivated, creative, resourceful and social media savvy individual to work closely with Charlie Sheen in leveraging his social network. The internship will focus on executing a social media strategy that will build on the success Charlie Sheen has attained in setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter. The #TigerBloodIntern is expected to be proactive, monitor the day-to-day activities on the major social media platforms, prepare for exciting online projects and increase Charlie’s base of followers.

“You will learn how to promote and develop the social media network of Hollywood’s most trending celebrity.”

Users then must write why they believe they should be Sheen’s intern.

On Monday, Sheen was fired by Warner Bros. Television from the hit CBS show “Two and a Half Men.” In a webcast Tuesday evening, Sheen lambasted the decision.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press contributed to this report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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