If you have a passion for beer in all its brewtiful forms, and your dream life would be traveling the world tasting beers and telling others about it, the perfect job may be yours for the taking. Sound too good to be true? Well, this is actually a real opportunity.
It's true that there's at least one well known company that pays summer interns thousands of dollars to travel worldwide to beer tastings and other events. If you would love to share your insights, thoughts and photos on social media about beery experiences like those, that company could pick you as their next paid intern. Here's the name of that company...
With a chain of 70 craft beer taverns, The Florida-based World Of Beer hires three paid interns each summer. The interns travel both nationally and internationally and attend beer festivals and other events. Basically, they taste all kinds of beers while blogging about their experiences along the way. Isn't that the life?
So, what do you do to sign up for hopefully getting picked and paid by World Of Beer to travel, taste and talk about brew for the summer? You go to their website and follow all the instructions to apply to be a "Drink It Intern." (Get it?..."Drink It In" is their tagline...so the "Intern" isclever, huh?) [Editor's note: Meh.]
You'll notice in the job details on World Of Beer's (WOB) website that the application process must include a one minute video of you. Show them who you are in that short vid and how your passion for beer and blogging makes you the perfect WOB intern pick. Remember though that the deadline for your complete application to be a Drink It Intern is before March 26, 2017 so get hopping to keep your hopes for this job alive!
6. Could You Really Be Chosen As The Next World Of Beer Paid Intern?
Just as sure as hops + yeast + water + barley = beer, you do have a real chance to be picked as a World Of Beer Drink It Intern. There are only three intern spots each year though, so of course you not only have to follow the application process on the WOB website to the letter, but also wow this company with your one minute video.
7. What In The World (Of Beer) Are They Looking For?
If you really want to be a Drink It Intern, take in all the clues you can from the World Of Beer website as to what kind of person and qualities this company seems to want the most. Think about the text on the site saying that the intern can be a "photographer or writer, social media maverick or beer blog surfer." How can you fit in with that and what do you have to offer WOB?
8. So What's Really In It For You If You Get This Job?
In addition to the free beer and all your travel expenses paid for, the World Of Beer Drink It Intern position pays $12,000 for the four month gig from May through August, 2017. This compensation isn't bad at all for a one-of-a-kind summer experience of travel, beer and blogging, right? Your friends are gonna be so jelly.
Fun and bragging rights aside, being an intern for a well known craft beer company can really take you places. That experience, with the blogging and communication skills you'll be honing and displaying, can be applied to other positions and companies you hope to work for long-term. You'll also get to travel the world, which many of us don't often get the opportunity to do. Last year's WOB interns went to Dublin, Prague and Berlin.
What can really give you a keg up [Editor's note: Now that's clever!] on the competition is to start a blog (if you don't already have one) and post about applying for the World Of Beer internship as well as your beer love. Who knows, maybe the company might take notice and put you at the top of the applicant heap!
If you've recently ended a job (Hello Obama), or have yet to start one (Hey many college kids), and May through August 2017 is wide open, then you're good to apply for the World Of Beer internship. Don't forget to get your international travel paperwork together so you're able to travel anywhere.
Besides just being able to physically go anywhere, are you ready to immerse yourself in the beer industry? After all, as fun as this internship is likely to be, you won't be lying on a beach somewhere by yourself for the four months, but working for beer related exposure, sharing your experiences with the world.