Hop Culture and Beer Kulture chose Eric Jackson as the recipient of the inaugural internship!
Internship Applications Closed
We partnered with Beer Kulture, the nonprofit organization working to increase diversity and inclusion in the craft beer industry, to offer a journalism internship for a deserving Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, or Pacific Island individual.
The intern will write for Hop Culture and be managed and mentored by our editorial staff. Internships will run from January 2021 through March 2021 and will include a $1,000 stipend.
“In the past year, we’ve seen so many incredible breweries come together to support a more inclusive, equitable, and just craft beer ecosystem,” says Kenny Gould, founder of Hop Culture. “We wanted to do our part from the media side.”
This internship was funded by sales of a collaboration Teku glass that was released in October for pre-order on the Hop Culture website. The glass, designed by New York City artist Amika Cooper (better known by her online handle, @blackpowerbarbie), and called ‘A Mile in Our Shoes’, represents exploring the world from other perspectives, exploring our shared humanity, and exploring the life experiences of our Black, African American, Hispanic, Native North American, Pacific Islander, and BIPOC brothers and sisters.
The partnership with Hop Culture follows the introduction earlier this fall of Beer Kulture’s ‘This Ain’t The Beer That You’re Used To’ scholarship that covers the cost of Cicerone test and prep materials.
“In working to increase diversity and equity within the beer industry, we’re not just talking about the people brewing the beer or working in a brewery taproom,” commented Latiesha Cook, President and CEO, Beer Kulture. “There are roles that are still in the beer industry, but not directly at a brewery. Distribution, tapline maintenance, restaurant beer managers, and media are just a few examples. This industry is so large that there are opportunities for people of color with all types of skills. We’re really excited to work with Hop Culture to offer this type of experience within the beer media world.”
Interested? Apply for the Beer Kulture x Hop Culture internship by sending a cover letter to [email protected] and letting us know a little more about you and your career goals. The application window closes at 11:59 PM on 12/24/20 and the internship recipient will be announced at the beginning of January.
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