A West London-based Gin and Tonic club, ILoveGin.com has hired a “gintern”, an intern who will travel and taste gins from all over the world. That’s it. Moreover, this dream internship comes with a stipend of £20,000 (Rs. 17,30,760).
And the lucky person who won this internship is Johdi Dinsdale. She will travel across Europe and the UK to visit two or more gin companies every week and taste their products.
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Johdi was just was scrolling through Facebook when she saw their internship ad. At that very moment, she knew that this opportunity would be a perfect fit.
Dinsdale had previously trained to be a teacher and worked in education for seven years. While teaching, she began blogging about gin with her sister. What started as a hobby slowly turned into a passion.
It wasn’t an easy ride for her as more than 5,000 applicants applied for the role of “gintern“.
In the first round, the candidates had to write about a gin and publish the review on social media. Next, they had to shoot a video saying why they would be great for the role. She nailed both rounds like a pro.
Sharing her experience with Independent, she says that she’s been struck by the sheer number of people in the gin industry who also quit their day jobs to pursue work they love. She thinks that the best part of “ginternship” is to see the hard work and passion that goes into making gin.