Bald Thoughts featured an article from Travel & Leisure in today’s morning shave that caught my eye and I thought it was worth sharing: Days Inn is offering a “Sunternship” job opportunity that essentially sounds like an Instagrammy travel influencer role that will include traveling to the “best Days Inn accommodations from Coast to Coast” for two weeks to document the experiences in photos on social media. Best of all, you can get paid $10,000 to do it. If you’ve got two weeks free this summer, social media savvy, and a sense of adventure, Days Inn might just hire you.
From the description, it looks like they are primarily looking for someone with photography skills to make their properties look extra cool. Those words aren’t quite the description that comes to mind to describe my limited Days Inn experiences, so I think this actually represents a pretty interesting challenge. Ten thousand bucks, paid accommodations, a daily $250 travel stipend, and a recommendation from a hotel executive when you complete the assignment might just make it well worthwhile for someone just looking to get out on the road and build up a photography portfolio. I’d think that getting a chance to shape the brand image of Days Inn, even just for two weeks, might be a fun challenge to take up for an aspiring social media whiz.
To throw your hat in the ring, you need to write a 300-word essay outlining your dream domestic itinerary and why you’re the person they should hire to tell their story. You can find more details here at the Wyndham / Days Inn Sunternship website.