May 6, 2014

Call for Interns



Beers Made By Walking is a program that organizes innovative, and artisanal, beer events and programs in the Pacific Northwest and in Colorado. We have worked with over 45 breweries including Deschutes, New Belgium, Crooked Stave, Upright, Boulder Beer and others. Specifically, we invite brewers to go on nature hikes and urban walks, to make beer inspired by plants found on local trails. We raise money for local, environmental non-profit organizations through our events. We work directly with breweries, pubs, and a variety of outdoor organizations to create experiential and educational programming opportunities. We are a small operation, but we have received national attention in All About Beer, Draft, NPR, Outside Magazine, and we are making room for growth.


About the position
The Creative Communications Intern position is an unpaid position that will last from May until November, 2014. The position involves aspects of marketing, design, social media, event planning, and logistics. The candidate can expect to work a reasonably flexible 5 hours per week, in addition to a weekly 30-minute recap meeting that can be conducted online (or in person if in Portland, OR). Daytime, weekday, availability is preferred over weekend and evening availability. There may be a few times where the candidate will work a longer week due to our events. The position can be executed remotely. Preference might be granted to people living in Oregon, Seattle, or Denver.



Job duties include:
       Handling aspects of marketing
       Write press releases, sponsor letters
       Building contact lists in Google Docs
       Creating blog posts and content about our programs, event recaps
       Managing social media
       Edit professional documents before they are made public
       Support the planning, managing, and logistics of our events
       Aid in creating timelines, budgets, and proposals
       Provide administrative and other project support to the Director


The candidate will be:
       A self-motivated worker with the ability juggle multiple tasks of various sizes and forms
       In love with the outdoors and updated on current beer industry trends
       Maintaining professional conduct with industry contacts
       Excellent in interpersonal communication skills
       Innovative in creating new opportunities for BMBW programming
       Comfortable to write in a manner that is convivial, friendly, yet educational
       Able to think through and plan logistical details of events
       Able to work quickly and prioritize tasks according to project development needs


Additional desired skills
Photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, graphic design, social media


To Apply

The position closes on May 17th. Send your resume and a cover letter (no more than one page) that addresses your qualifications and availability. Please also answer the question of why you are interested in taking an unpaid internship for Beers Made By Walking. If you have writing examples, or graphic design samples, you can include links to those as well. Please send everything in one email, with the subject “BMBW Internship Position” to: eric at beersmadebywalking.com