DSP Application Form
Applications will be reviewed and vetted by the Selection Committee with final selection and invitation from the STEPUP Board of Directors and Advisory Board during the month of November 2022.  Internships will begin in January 2023.

Applicants are volunteering their distillery to serve as a host for a STEPUP intern for an 8-12 week time frame. There must be a single person fully responsible for coordinating the internship and ensuring the quality of the instruction, aka the STEPUP program advisor. The hosting business will commit to helping to find housing for the intern for the length of the stay, and assisting in securing transportation to and from work, if needed. Training materials will be provided to guide the curriculum.

Finalists may be asked for industry references and/or follow-up interviews via electronic platform.

*Applications will open June 1st, 2022 at 12:00am EST and close September 1st, 2022 at 12:00am EST*
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Email *
Name of Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) *
Your First and Last Name *
Phone Number *
Website *
Check all that apply: *
Why are you looking to host an intern? Describe what you feel your team can offer our intern over the next year, and what do you hope to gain from this experience as well? *
Interns will be from an under-represented demographic. If the DSP offers particular and specific advantages to such an applicant, please elaborate. *
Number of Employees *
Years in Business *
DSP Address *
Name of on-site STEPUP program instructor in distillery *
What can your distillery program instructor provide that would increase the value of the intern's experience? *
Years of industry experience of proposed program instructor (Include years from all positions held within the spirits industry) *
Please describe your company’s operations in detail. Are you farming, mashing, sourcing spirit, rectifying, operating a tasting room, etc? What is your product mix and what might be unique and different that you can share with an intern? *
Program focus areas are as follows: Operations, Sales, Marketing, Finance. In a statement or series of statements, detail the areas in which your distillery is particularly strong in providing relevant experience and why. *
Is lodging available nearby your facility? Would you be able to assist in finding a multi-month abode? If so, please describe examples. *
Is the facility near public transit, or can the company assist in finding or providing transportation? *
Assuming a 12 week period, check the months that are optimal to host an intern. *
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