Traveling, drinking beer, meeting people, and getting paid in the process- this is the dream job to many of us. At World of Beer, Inc., the dream is a now reality as the Florida- based tavern/restaurant chain announces the selections for its 2017 Drink It Intern program.
Like with last year’s inaugural Drink it Interns, this year’s search for the perfect beer- loving employees resulted in thousands of applicants. In total, over 7,000 individuals applied, submitting videos and interviewing extensively for one of the most coveted jobs in the land. Today, World of Beer made it official, selecting four lucky people to traverse the nation, drink craft beer, and share stories. Here is the 2017 winner’s circle:
- Taylor Freeman — Los Angeles, California —Taylor presently resides in West Hollywood, California. She likes to spend her time making videos for online sharing, heading to 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 and she is known in social media circles as the creator/operator of the DallasBeerBabe 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 life of a Drink It Intern is not an easy one. The four members of the class of 2017 will have to travel, take pictures, compose posts and, of course, drink beer. World of Beer CMO Terry Haley says there was never any doubt that the Drink it Intern program would return for another year and the WOB team is confident that these four individuals will represent the position well.
“Based on the success of last year, bringing back the Drink It Intern program was an easy decision,” said 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.”
Taylor, Trina-Jo, Quinton, and Bobby will begin their cross- country beer drinking and sharing adventure soon. To keep up with the interns and live vicariously through them, be sure to following World of Beer on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.