Mentors

Do you often listen to your friends and colleagues and offer advice? Are you a natural at providing encouragement? Are you able to be objective while being compassionate? Are you easily approachable? If so, the industry needs you, it’s time to STEPUP to the plate!

Applicants are volunteering their time to serve as a mentor for a STEPUP intern for a minimum of one year time period. Over that year period, mentors will act as an advisor to interns by providing coaching, feedback, and other support as the intern goes through the program. A mentor need not work for a distillery but must work in some capacity in the spirits industry. Training materials will be provided to the mentor.

Eligibility for Mentors:

  • Passion, willingness, and time guide and coach the intern throughout the internship. No experience required
  • Mentors must have experience in the hospitality industry

 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 INTERNSHIP ARE NOW CLOSED

Selection

Applications will be reviewed and vetted by the Selection Committee with final selection and invitation from the STEPUP Board of Directors. The timeline is currently under development.

Awards & Reporting

Initially, two applicants per year will matriculate through the program. Growing the number of placements per year will be contingent on donor funding​, with the expectation of supporting 10+ interns per year​.

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