World of Beer, because I get a lot of press releases, I noticed your bar and restaurant chain is currently accepting applications for your Drink It Interns program. My inbox tells me you’re hoping to find some pretty cool content creators from around the country to share the World of Beer experience:
Our Drink It Interns will be WOB’s narrators, capturing content from around the country and the world and sharing it back via our social media channels, bringing consumers into the world of brew traveling. The interns will be reporting on a behind-the-scenes look at the beer industry, covering brewery and WOB tavern events, while gaining real-world knowledge and unleashing their creativity.
I can do that job. In fact, I actually went to a World of Beer once (boom, bonus points). It was outside of Orlando. I hate Orlando. It’s hot, it’s full of little, Disney-loving monsters and it’s engineered out of plastic and swamp. The World of Beer I visited was by far the best part of my Orlando trip.
I’m also moderately liked around the beer industry. Not by “Big Beer.” Heavens no. I’ve written some fairly offensive pieces on investor-owned, roll-up companies. Does that disqualify me? I think you need a good balance of contempt and approval in the world of “journalism.” Wait, are we considering this job “journalism?” Anyway, breweries from Rogue to SweetWater have sung my praises, and upon meeting their actual staff members, they did seem to like me. Also, people on the internet are always saying nice things:
— Oguchi T／小口 高 (@ogugeo) February 12, 2016
I also know how to embed stuff like Tweets into my posts. Pretty cool, huh? And I feel like I might be fluent in Japanese now too (assuming that’s Japanese above). As you can see, World of Beer, I have many great qualities that could make me one of your top Drink It Interns. Like, I can drink a lot of beer (a really lot), and I don’t appear to be drunk at all [CBB EDITOR’S NOTE: This point is debatable]. I can just see myself crushing beers and getting knee-deep in the global beer industry, covering brewery and WOB tavern events, gaining real-world knowledge and working it all up into a frenzy — until my creativity is unleashed all over the face of the internet.
Well, only sometimes. What do you think? Are you ready to take a chance on a lovable loser with a drinking problem? I also have nearly 17 years of writing experience, I currently produce four print publications in various industries (on top of this site) and I did graduate from one of the most prestigious journalism schools in America, Ohio University (with an English degree).
Wait, I’m supposed to send in a video? You want me to clearly read and follow instructions? Man, World of Beer, I gotta draw the line somewhere. I’m out, but maybe the rest of our readership is interested. They all look qualified. Here’s the rest of the info and the rules from the press release:
This job is all about traveling, shooting, editing, writing and drinking awesome beer (cheers to that!). They’ll also have a chance to learn from the beer experts at Draft Magazine! This is guaranteed to be the most epic summer job of their lives. The interns aren’t just working for free beer. It’s a paid internship! And, while traveling, their flights, lodging, meals, and of course, beer, will all be covered.
“This internship is a natural extension of World of Beer’s ‘drink it in’ culture,” said World of Beer CEO and President Paul Avery. “We are excited to empower our customers to share these experiences through this unique Drink It Intern program.”
World of Beer will be accepting applications from March 1 to March 26, 2016. Whether you are a college student, freshly graduated or a working professional, this position is for you. There are two ways to apply:
Share a one-minute video telling us why you are the perfect person to be our “Drink It Intern” this summer. Review a beer, tell us about your favorite brewery, show us your hidden talent or share what you feel helps us get to know you better. The point is to be creative, so feel free to upload photos and be sure to share your social media handles with us when you apply so we can get to know you!
Get your application on the “top of the pile” and come to one of our in-tavern interviews! Candidates should be ready to show us their true personality, wow us with their social media and creative prowess, impress us with their passion for beer and food, and own the stage in front of our interview panelists.
Wednesday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 5
Downtown Orlando, FL
Saturday, March 19
Saturday, March 26
College Station, TX
Candidates must be 21 years old to enter and will not be needed on a full-time basis. Open to applicants in all 50 states. To upload your video or get more information, be sure to visit www.worldofbeer.com/drinkitintern.