Two Winners Will Each Receive a Compensation Package Worth More Than $15,000 and the Opportunity to Work with Athletes, Music Artists, and Celebrities at Major Events
CORONA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In what is perhaps one of the nation’s most extensive online intern search contests ever, Monster Energy announces today the Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search for two newly-created, positions-of-a-lifetime.
“Monster Energy’s intern program is a cool opportunity for anyone”
The Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search will award two individuals the opportunity to win a compensation package worth more than $15,000 and the opportunity to work directly with athletes, music artists, celebrities, and Monster Energy staff at major national sports and entertainment events across America, including X-Games 18, the Vans Warp Tour 2012, and the Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy during the summer of 2012.
As described in a series of online video invitations featuring Monster Energy-sponsored NASCAR drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch, FMX (Freestyle Motocross) Champion Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Legendary Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, and Party-rock rising star Ricky “Wallpaper” Reed, consumers will submit a one-minute video to www.facebook.com/monsterenergy explaining why they should be selected to be the “Ultimate Intern.” Fans can view and vote for video submissions by visiting www.facebook.com/monsterenergy, or http://ultimateintern.monsterenergy.com (for mobile access).
“Monster Energy’s intern program is a cool opportunity for anyone,” said Kyle Busch. “Who wouldn’t want to work with such an edgy brand, traveling the country, working at the nation’s biggest events with athletes, rock stars, and celebs, and having the time of their life?”
The first 250 contestants to submit their videos will receive a SWAG package worth more than $100 featuring merchandise from Monster Energy, Skull Candy’s multiple award winning FIX ear buds, and DC Clothing, including a DC backpack, and t-shirts or caps.
Submissions for The Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search begin on April 9, 2012 and end on June 10, 2012. Voting for entrants at www.facebook.com/monsterenergy begins May 14, 2012 and ends June 10, 2012. Winners will be announced on June 22, 2012. The two-month internships begin on June 25, 2012 and end on August 24, 2012.
Voting and Final 6 Challenge:
Video entries will be voted on by Monster Energy’s Facebook fans and evaluated by a panel of Monster Energy judges. The judges will select six individuals to compete in the Final 6 Challenge, a week-long series of events in Southern California.
The panel of judges, comprised of Monster Energy–sponsored athletes and celebrities, will evaluate the performance of the Final 6 Challenge contestants and select the two Ultimate Intern winners. Winners of the Final 6 Challenge will be chosen based on their ability to ‘capture the essence’ of the Monster Energy lifestyle, to learn quickly, to think on their feet, and to make a valuable contribution to the Monster Energy team. Each of the Final 6 Challengers will receive a custom pair of Skullcandy’s Roc Nation Aviator headphones and a full SWAG bag of DC Clothing.
The Ultimate Internship:
During the internships, the two winners will rotate in various positions at Monster Energy. They will work closely with, and learn from, professional athletes, entertainers, and celebrities who are sponsored by Monster Energy, and other company representatives and partners. Winners will be exposed to various parts of the business and be responsible for creating and posting social media content about their experiences, provide unique insights about current customers, emerging customer segments, consumer trends, and other information relative to pop-culture.
Winners Special Prizes:
In addition to their compensation package from Monster Energy, the winners will receive Skullcandy Mix Masters, Fix in-ear headphones, and Vinyl Riser iPhone 4 cases. From Horizon Hobby and Team Losi Racing, they will also receive an XXX-SCT Short Course Truck that looks just like the ones being raced by the real full-scale short course racers Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and Jeremy McGrath.
“The Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search was inspired by the hundreds of passionate stories shared with us by our customers at events and on our Facebook and Twitter sites,” said Sam Pontrelli, senior vice president of marketing. “It amazes us to learn how our customers find unique ways to harness their ‘Monster within’ that helps them visualize and achieve greatness in their own lives. We thought this internship program would help people share ideas and provide Monster Energy with the opportunity to identify the best possible interns for the company.”
Shawn Ireland, Horizon Hobby Vice President of Marketing, also shared his enthusiasm for the Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search. “We are super excited to be part of the contest and the challenges that the interns will face. Monster Energy is a leader in partnering with the best names, and we are flattered to be working with them for this search.”
MONSTER ENERGY ULTIMATE INTERN ONLINE
Information about the Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search can be found online and through mobile channels at:
About the Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search
For the first time, Monster Energy has created the farthest-reaching and most extensive intern search in America – The Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search. The company has created two new internship positions and seeks those who embody the “Monster Energy lifestyle”. The Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search begins on April 9, 2012, with the winners announced on June 22, 2012. The internship compensation package is worth more than $15,000, per intern. The contest gives adult consumers the opportunity to compete for two ultimate internships at Monster Energy from June 25, 2012 until August 24, 2012. Winning interns will have the opportunity to work with Monster Energy staff and to interact and learn from Monster Energy sponsored athletes, musicians and personalities while working at special events and other venues. At a minimum, the interns will work with all of the Monster Energy-sponsored athletes competing at X-Games 18 in Los Angeles; musicians performing at Vans Warp Tour 2012; skaters competing at the Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy, and others to be determined.
About Monster Energy Company
Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy refuses to acknowledge the traditional and the disingenuous. Monster always supports the scene and the sport. Whether it is motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MotoGP, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians symbolize. Much more than a drink, it’s a way of life lived by our athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Energy Company – including all of its drinks – at www.monsterenergy.com and Facebook.com/MonsterEnergy.
About Skullcandy Inc.
Skullcandy Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) became the world’s most distinct audio brand by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; revolutionizing the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. From the award-winning, optic-inspired Roc Nation Aviator headphones to the evolutionary fitting FIX earbuds and a roster of the world’s finest athletes, musicians and artists, Skullcandy continues to redefine world-class audio performance and style. Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy. Twitter @skullcandy
About Horizon Hobby
Horizon Hobby is an international developer, marketer and distributor of radio control (RC) hobby products, model trains and a wide range of educational, toy and other hobby products. An employee-owned company, Horizon employs nearly 700 people and sells products in more than 50 countries around the world. Corporate headquarters, along with the main distribution facility and product service center, are located in Champaign, Illinois. Additional distribution centers are in Ontario, California; Harlow, England (site of Horizon Hobby UK Ltd.); and Elmshorn, Germany (site of Horizon Hobby Deutschland GmbH). California is also home to the Losi RC car division (Ontario) and the Athearn train line (Long Beach). Learn more at www.horizonhobby.com.
About Team Losi Racing
Team Losi Racing (TLR) is a premium race brand that offers many of the most sought-after vehicles in the industry. Thanks to race-proven engineering, ground-breaking innovation and cutting-edge design, TLR has been a fan favorite for many years. The team’s numerous World and National Champion titles demonstrate their passion for racing excellence. After getting started in southern California as Team Losi in 1980, Team Losi Racing quickly became the leading provider of 1/10-scale platforms. Today, TLR is a division of Horizon Hobby. The brand creates adrenaline-pumping, ready-to-run vehicles in a variety of scales. Learn more at www.TLRacing.com.