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Update – Thanks to all you who’ve entered our MotoringTern contest thus far. Given that creativity on Instagram goes up during the weekend, we’re extending the contest through Sunday night.

MotoringFile + Intern = MotoringTern. Yup – it’s exactly what you think it is. After ten years we at MF have decided to grow the family by offering one intern spot to the most knowledgable, articulate and responsible (yes it had to be said) MINI fanatic out there.

So if you love MINIs, can write well, navigate technology and social media with your eyes closed than this gig is for you.

Since we’re not quite yet Road and Track this in’t a paid internship. But what you do get feels pretty worthy to us:

– Being part of MotoringFile (MF tattoo optional)
– MotoringFile email address (impress your friends and scare your dealer’s service department)
– Potential access to aftermarket stuff for reviews
– MINI event celebrity status
– Press access to auto shows (thumb drives – lots of them)

How do you become a MotoringTern you ask? Great question! Lets go over the rules of THE #MOTORINGTERN CONTEST.

First step will involve Instagram. The second involves you writing an article for the site. Here are the official rules:

Step 1: Show us an example of why you love MINI. Maybe it’s a particular part of your MINI. Maybe it’s MINI in general. Either way you’ll Instagram a pic or video, cleverly caption the hell out of it and hashtag #motoringtern by Friday, June 13, 5PM CST. We’ll pick the top 3 from Instagram and move onto the 2nd round. But just a heads-up, if you don’t hashtag it properly, we won’t find it.

Step 2: Now it’s time to write. You’ll write an original MINI related article and send it in. One winner will be chosen and their post will be featured on MF – naturally their winning entry.

Social media wizardry aside, the winner has to possess a mean set of writing chops. And be responsible enough to make deadlines and not accidentally tweet their hatred of people who wear socks with sandals on the official MF twitter account.

So get started. You have until end of the day, Friday the 13th of June.