Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are taking on a dream internship this summer. They're not the only ones. Miller Lite is partnering with 20th Century Fox's summer comedy movie The Internship, which arrives in theaters everywhere June 7 and stars Vaughn and Wilson. Inspired by the film, Miller Lite is going to give four legal-drinking-age friends the experience of a lifetime: A two-week Miller Time "Internship" that will take them across the country for a series of special Miller Lite events.
The winners of the two-week "internship" will travel in a customized Miller Time "Internship" RV that will feature all the elements of a great "mancave," stopping in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Instead of filing papers and fetching coffee, they'll deliver beer to the hottest pool party in Vegas, go behind the scenes to see how Miller Lite is brewed, become honorary members of Brad Keselowski's pit crew on race day and walk the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premiere of The Internship.
Here's what Ryan Reis, senior director of marketing for Miller Lite, had to say about the contest in a statement.
"Our partnership with The Internship film led us to wonder, what would a dream internship with Miller Lite look like? Miller Time is all about great times over a beer with good friends, so the winners had to be a group of friends rather than an individual. And to deliver on the great times part of that equation, we're going to fill their internship with the type of experiences only Miller Lite can deliver."
Now through April 7, beer drinkers can enter for a chance to win the Miller Time "Internship" through an open call for entries on Facebook.com/MillerLite. Sets of four friends must enter together.
A panel of judges will select 15 groups from the initial pool of entries for the Miller Time "Internship." Groups that are selected will participate in a screening via an online video conference or in person at MillerCoors headquarters in Chicago. The winning group will hit the road for the Miller Time "Internship" from approximately May 17 through May 30.
Miller Lite, which is the official beer of South by Southwest, launched the entry process for the Miller Time "Internship" today at the festival in Austin, with the help of actors Josh Brener, Josh Gad and Max Minghella, all of whom star in The Internship.
Zachary Eller, senior vice president, marketing and partnerships and promotions at 20th Century Fox, also released the following statement.
"We are thrilled to partner with Miller Lite on The Internship. Their program, with a total 360-degree activation through media, packaging, on-premise and digital channels, is going to generate enormous excitement about the movie with their consumers. The Miller Lite 'Internship' program is a smart and fun way to engage fans. We think Miller Lite and the film is a great brand fit."
The Miller Lite partnership with The Internship is being supported with TV and out-of-home advertising, retail point-of-sale materials, digital marketing and public relations. For additional information about the rules and entry process for the Miller Time "Internship" and the brand's partnership with The Internship, visit Facebook.com/MillerLite or follow @MillerLite on Twitter.
About The Internship and 20th Century Fox
In The Internship, Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention. The film was directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern, and a story by Vince Vaughn. The producers are Vince Vaughn and Shawn Levy.
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.