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Sleep on the Job With This Paid Internship for Mattress Firm in Houston

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Call it a dream internship.

Mattress Firm has announced that it’s hiring an intern to sleep on the job at its, ahem, BEDQuarters in Houston, Texas.

The retailer will pay its “snoozetern” to test the sleep-ability of mattresses and give feedback on stuff like the ideal head and foot positions.

In your (bed) role, you will write reviews of the mattresses. You will also create content about sleep tips and the mystery of mattresses — kinda perfect if you dream about sleep even when you’re awake.

But don’t get too comfy just yet: You’ll also capture photos and create videos for the company’s various social media platforms. So yes, the world will see your bedhead.

The internship requires working 20 hours per week in Houston, and you’re on your own with lodging and transportation. But good news: You have a place to sleep.

You don’t even need to be in college to snag this internship — which is probably for the best, as the ideal candidate sleeps through classes. The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old, that you can edit your own videos and that you’re capable of napping anywhere, any time.

If this internship sounds the like the one for you, simply nod (off) and submit your 60-second video application on the Mattress Firm site by the July 23 deadline.

Five finalists will be notified via email by July 27 and will travel to the company headquarters for in-person interviews. (If they ask who’s your favorite band? R.E.M.)

The top three candidates’ videos will be posted on Mattress Firm’s Instagram feed. The top vote-getter will be notified by Aug. 10 that they have won the golden pillow.

The internship lasts from Aug. 15 through Nov. 15. Then, alas, it’s time to wake up to reality.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Cruel irony: She wrote this in the middle of the night amid yet another bout of insomnia.

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