I write and drink about beer every week of the year. It’s fun but it’s also work (hey, at least it’s fun). I’ve traveled these great states and beyond to write up giant beer festivals, distant beautiful brewing operations, Pacific Northwest hop harvests and beer conferences, trade conventions and beyond. It’s fun, and if you can make a living at, it’s a pretty good gig.
World of Beer (WOB) is on the hunt for something similar — three interns to travel the country this summer and live, drink and share the best of the beer world. It’s only paying $12,000 (and you’ll have to come to terms with being called a Drink It Intern), so you’ll probably still need to live in your parent’s basement, but that’s cool. ‘Cause you’ll be drinking for a living.
Internships run May through August and interns will “capture content that gives beer fans a behind-the-scenes look at the fan-favorite brews and share the untold stories of beer communities that make up the country.” Besides the free beer and $12K, WOB will pay travel expenses. From the press release:
“World of Beer was established with the belief that great beer and beer stories have an inordinate ability to connect people, establish community and create lasting memories,” said World of Beer CMO Terry Haley. “Our Drink It Interns embody this belief as they document their journey through craft beer culture, to offer a fresh and highly personal perspective to the craft beer community, while gaining career and life skills along their journey.”
How to apply (from the press release):
Applications will be accepted online March 1-March 26. Whether you’re a college student, new graduate or a working professional in need of a sabbatical, all beer lovers of legal drinking age are encouraged to apply.
Round 1: Submit your application online from March 1-26, and share a one-minute video that shows your passion and interest in the position. The videos should help us get to know you better. Your most epic beer memory, best trip you’ve ever been on or an ode to your favorite beer are all fair game. Pay attention to the entry requirements — all videos must meet the approved criteria to be considered.
Round 2: In-Person Interviews in a WOB Near You. The best applicants will move on to Round 2 and be asked to come to one of the WOB locations below on April 8, 2017, for a live interview with a panel of beer-lebrity judges. 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 panelists and customers.
Ft. Worth, TX
Tampa International, FL
Columbus — High St., OH
University — Gainesville, FL
St. Paul, MN
Customers who didn’t apply are encouraged to come out to watch the live interviews. During this round, WOB guests can participate in the fun — a vote for their favorite candidate in-tavern will result in a free beer (where legal).
Candidates must be 21 years old to apply and will need to be available on a part-time basis from May 2017 – August 2017. Candidates must be open to travel and able to work on deadline. The Drink It Intern program is open to applicants in all 50 states. For more details and to apply, visit www.worldofbeer.com/drinkitintern.