The new 52 DC books are only weeks away and DC answered this week one of the common questions raised by the new timeline – if Bruce Wayne has only been Batman for 5 years, why are there 5 Robins? The answer they have given is the Robin is an internship position for new super-heroes.
Thinking this is a) completely reasonable and also b) stupid, here is the application form to apply for the coveted position of Robin to Batman (whoever the hell happens to be Batman by the time you read this).
Thank you for choosing to apply to intern with BATMAN: INC. as ROBIN.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
How did you hear about being Robin? _____________________________________________
Please state your skills. Be as specific as possible, and feel free to use an additional page if necessary.
Sports/Acrobatics/non-lethal weapons _____________________________________________
Computer (proficiency with platforms, databases, etc.) __________________________________
Other skills (eg: hubcap removal, deducing Batman’s secret identity, being illegitimate child of Batman
or other Batman: Inc. employee) _______________________________________________
Describe your commitment to social change and/or avenging your parents’deaths
What non-parent death life experiences and life values would you bring to being Robin? ____________________________________________________________
Please provide us with the approximate date of when you would like to begin your internship, and the approximate duration
Duration (suggested, 10 days): ____________________________________
Note: Application deadline is Sept 7, 2011. Applications will be considered for all subsequent relaunches.
Please state the number of hours per week you would be able to intern (min. 6): _________________________
Please state animal-related super-hero name you will be using after internship.
Suggestions: ____ Robin, Robin ____, Nightwing (max 4 at any time), Batman (no max at this time): ____________________
Thank you for applying to the ROBIN Internship Program.
Please e-mail this application and all supporting documents as soon as possible.
You MUST include with your completed application the following:
1. A cover letter stating why you are interested in interning as ROBIN
and what strengths you could bring to the organization.
2. Your résumé
3. Two letters of recommendation and/or two references and/or parents’ death certificates