A total of 74,000 hopefuls have applied to be Charlie Sheen's intern.

The troubled actor - who was recently fired from comedy show 'Two and a Half Men' - posted an online advertisement for the position and has received an overwhelming response from 181 countries.

His team say they are looking for someone to work for him for eight paid weeks to help promote "Hollywood's most trending celebrity".

The bizarre job description asks: "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! (Sic)"

It added that Charlie is looking for a "hard-working, self-motivated, creative, resourceful individual" who "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."

A representative of Internships.com, where the advert was posted, warned that candidates should assess possible risks of the job before applying.