Between third and fifth grade, we had a yearly competition in our school called “The ‘When I Grow Up’ Speeches.” You had to write a speech about your dream job that you presented first to your classroom, and if dubbed to be above and beyond, you were then able to present to the entire school in hopes of being voted the best. I wanted to be a Disney Imagineer, which is described as being “responsible for the creation, design, and construction of Disney theme parks and attractions worldwide.” Sounds dope, right?
Then, today, I saw this job listing and nothing was the same. Granted, the fact that I never got a degree in engineering kind of solidified that I’d never become an Imagineer. But still, when I came across this job listing, I knew I had to at least throw my hat in the ring because I could truly be great.
That job? Interning (or “ginterning,” as they’re calling it) for a British monthly gin and tonic club called ILoveGin. You’re allowed to work from home but will also have mandatory travel to go along with it. The application page reads as follows:
We’re looking for an enthusiastic gin-loving intern (‘Gintern’ as we like it call it) who will be happy to spend their days trying new gins, new mixers, finding new brands to work with, visiting distilleries, pairing gins and “ginspiring” us with their new-found knowledge.
The gintern will get to travel around the UK and parts of Europe discovering new gins to work with and of course sampling them! The role is flexible so you can work from home but you will need to travel, one day you might be up in Edinburgh tasting a new craft gin, the next going to a launch event in London for a new tonic water.
Sign. Me. Up. Sure, I don’t drink as much gin as I used to because tonic water is toxic and gin gives me a headache, but getting paid to drink it? That’s something I think I can get behind. The internship pays $26,200 and will be accepting applications through September 16th. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but just get a side gig. You were probably going to spend the same amount of hours getting bombed throughout the week anyway, so at least get paid for it. .
[via Town & Country]
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