Three open positions for Summer 2017 – Application Window Closed
Applicants must be 21 or over by the start date of their internship.
A general understanding of the beverage industry and a working knowledge of craft beverages.
Availability for a minimum of 10 weeks between May 22nd and September 1st, 2017.
Other Requirements: Ability to lift 25 pounds, push, pull, climb, crawl, stoop, kneel and bend. Ability to work in fluctuating temperatures and be exposed to moderate to high noise levels. All internships are unpaid.
What We Offer
- A real startup culture – we’re a small company, so that means you’ll have a tangible effect on our business, as well as the opportunity to learn a number of skills across our industry (we might even get you a bean bag).
- Introductory experience within the beverage industry.
- Opportunity for future employment at Prospect Ciderworks.
- A Boston Metro T Pass for the summer (provides unlimited free access to the subway and bus systems. Does not include commuter rail.)
- Free merch; sweatshirts, t-shirts, and glassware.
- Tours of several local breweries with the chance to go behind the scenes and meet with head brewers, sales, and marketing professionals.
- The opportunity to develop and package your very own pilot cider at the end of the summer. Bring some home for your fam and friends.
- Weekly tasting panels to expand industry knowledge. Drink awesome products and learn how they are made.
- Tell us what you want to learn and we’ll try to make it happen!
Is your idea of heaven making enough cider to fill a swimming pool? Yeah, us too. Interns will learn the ins and outs of cider operations in a 160bbl/month fermentation setting. Experience is not necessary, but a willingness to work with your hands is.
• Assist with fermentation planning, execution and cleanup.
• Learn general cider fermentation chemistry (examples: yeast counts, propagation, SO4 titrations, etc.).
• Create and maintain a clean fermentation environment (tank cleaning and sanitization procedures).
• Execute pilot fermentation and recipe development through hands-on experience.
• Provide packaging line support: run the line, quality control and quality assurance, can seam measurements and carbonation testing.
Who You Are
• Schedule-oriented with a high attention to detail and an ability to strictly follow procedures.
• A very basic understanding of the fermentation process.
• Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
• Availability to work Monday-Friday, with flexible scheduling (some availability for occasional late nights or early mornings, depending on the fermentation schedule).
Creative Marketing Intern
Your day-to-day will be spent working alongside one of our founders focusing on media production, events and online content generation. Have killer ideas? Tell us about them, or better yet, send us your portfolio of work if you have one.
• Work with the marketing director to develop the marketing strategy for Prospect Ciderworks.
• Produce photo and video content for the brand.
• Work with the Events & Sales intern to develop & execute standalone events.
• Social media management.
• Write monthly newsletters updating our customers on what is new and upcoming with the company.
• Expanding our brand’s digital presence to new channels.
Who You Are
• Background in media production (photo/video).
• Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or Media major a plus.
• Competency in Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier Pro, etc.).
• Attention to detail with a love of deadlines.
• Event support or management experience a plus.
• Ability to work Monday-Friday, with flexible scheduling.
Events & Sales Intern
Are you a great storyteller, leaving your friends and fam hanging on every word? We love that. The day-to-day of this role will vary considerably revolving around our buyers’ needs and desires. Life as a cider salesperson involves a lot of flexibility and a passion for craft cider and beer. Overall, a positive, gung-ho personality and the ability to adjust on the fly will go a long way.
• Train with our Account Manager in account maintenance – visiting accounts, building relationships with buyers and slinging cider (it’s like the Wild West out here. The Wild East, if you will).
• Work events including farmers markets, tastings, and cider/beer festivals while promoting Prospect Ciderworks and chatting with industry folk.
• Assist in set-up and breakdown of events.
• Non-glamorous CRM organization and cleanup (Salesforce).
• Prospect potential accounts in MA and the New England area.
• Coordinate with marketing team on promotional strategy.
• Provide assistance with general Ciderworks’ tasks (fermentation, building things, etc.).
Who You Are
• Basic knowledge of the craft cider/beer market (more than “a 30 rack of Bud is $18 at my local packie, but only $17.50 at the craft beer shop down the road”).
• Extroverted personality (probably).
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to work Tuesday-Saturday, with flexible scheduling.