World of Beer, Inc. (WOB), announced the selections for the company’s 2017 Drink It Intern program. Over 7,000 hopefuls applied during the nationwide submission for the chance to spend the summer traveling, capturing and sharing the stories of beer communities big and small. After a two-month nationwide search, the craft beer tavern chain is excited to introduce the Drink It Intern class of 2017:
Taylor Freeman—Los Angeles, California—Taylor currently lives in beautiful West Hollywood, California. She likes to spend her time making videos for the internet, tanning at the beach or eating. No food is safe around her, she says, particularly Mexican food. She’s a film buff and is constantly marathoning Netflix shows. She is “embarrassingly good” at Rollerblading, and she loves making fun of herself. You can always count on Taylor to make you laugh and find the weird in the everyday. This journey with World of Beer will marry her three loves: video, travel and beer! Taylor’s submission video can be viewed here.
Trina-Jo Pardo—Richardson, Texas—Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Trina-Jo is a former Navy sailor and a recent Southern Methodist University graduate. Trina-Jo has spent the last three years working part time as a beertender at Four Corners Brewing Co., and she is also the creator of the DallasBeerBabe social media blog. Trina-Jo loves being outdoors and hiking. Even though she has a chill and fun personality, she considers herself to be very competitive. She has two adopted dogs named Reba and Dolly and is engaged to an “ultra-hot firefighter” named Daniel. In her spare time, you can find Trina-Jo getting lost in the YouTube abyss or attempting to master her karaoke skills. Trina-Jo’s submission video can be viewed here.
Quinton Kappel and Bobby Slotnick (yup, another dynamic duo)—Weston & Natick, Massachusetts —Quinton and Bobby have been friends for 16 years—sharing beer, traveling and dabbling in their creative pursuits. Currently residing in Massachusetts, Quinton is an independent filmmaker, performer and freelance artist, while Bobby is currently an educator and program coordinator with the town of Arlington, Massachusetts. The duo has a shared passion for storytelling, documentary film, travel and craft beer. Quinton and Bobby’s submission video can be viewed here.
The Drink It Internship is all about traveling, shooting, editing, writing, drinking awesome beer and sharing amazing stories with WOB guests on social media. Fans are encouraged to follow Taylor, Trina-Jo, Quinton and Bobby’s journeys via World of Beer’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat channels.
“Based on the success of last year, bringing back the Drink It Intern program was an easy decision,” says World of Beer CMO Terry Haley. “We are excited to welcome Taylor, Trina-Jo, Quinton and Bobby to the World of Beer family and look forward to sharing their adventures with guests this summer.”
Applications were accepted via a one-minute video submission on the company’s website. Semifinalist rounds were held at World of Beer taverns across the country in early April. Select finalists were chosen to interview with World of Beer corporate employees. The selected interns each will be paid $12,000 for their efforts during the three-month internship.
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