Remember your summer internship?
Odds are, it involved paper filing, coffee runs, sitting in on meetings “for observation,” and praying that your boss couldn’t smell the booze on you from the wild party the night before.
Well, now there’s an internship that will actually appreciate the smell of booze on your breath and the odd hangover. That’s because your intern duties involve drinking beer throughout the world and documenting your experience doing so. Oh – and it’s a paid internship.
Free travel. Free beer. Thousands of dollars in your pocket.
According to an official job description, World of Beer, a Florida-based chain of craft beer taverns, is on the hunt for three interns to spend almost four months of the summer making their way through breweries both across the country and abroad, becoming a beer connoisseur (well, not officially) in the process. The interns will taste all sorts of beers, attend beer festivals and events, and post about their beer-filled adventures on a blog through video apps like Periscope, as well as sharing photos and using social media.
So basically, exactly what you’d already be doing if you went travelling.
The best part (especially if you’re plagued with those pesky student debts) is that you’ll be paid $12,000 to take on the role and the company will cover all of your travel expenses, including food and lodging.
To apply for the position, all you have to do is fill out the company’s online application and create a one-minute video explaining what would make you the most qualified and the best overall fit. “Whether you’re a photographer or writer, social media maverick or beer blog surfer, we are looking for you. Adventure seekers and storytellers, beer experts or novices, brewery nerds and foodie fans all open to apply,” states the website.
If you have a talent in any of those areas, the good news is that you don’t have to be a fresh-faced recent grad to qualify: it doesn’t matter if you’re still in school, a recent graduate, or even a full-time professional with a grownup job, as long as you’re over 21. The bad news (for most of us, at least)? While you don’t have to be a U.S. citizen for the position, you do need to be authorized to work in the U.S.
According to the website, finalists for the role will be contacted the week of March 28th, final interviews will be conducted the week of April 4th, and the three lucky beer-loving interns hired for the program will begin their hangover-filled adventure the last week of April.
As for the rest of us, well, we can always live vicariously through them as we wonder why such internships weren’t around back when we were busy walking uphill both ways to work for free…