Here’s How You Could Make $10K to Travel and Take Photos for a Month

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The sun.

A monthlong vacation.



Convinced yet?

Wait, you don’t even have all the details! Who knows what you just agreed to?!

Just kidding — this deal is actually as completely and totally awesome as it sounds.

Travel, Take Photos and Make $10k

Days Inn, the U.S. hotel chain, is looking for one adventurous spirit with a knack for photography to travel the country and snap photos of the sun this summer.

No, seriously, that’s the job — traveling and photographing sunrises, sunsets and the sun-soaked nature around you.

The lucky “sun-tern” (get it? Sun + intern?), as you’d be called, will get a monthlong, all-expenses-paid trip around the U.S. You’ll also enjoy prepaid adventures aiming to get you to more sun-centric locales, such as a sunset sail in Miami or sunrise yoga in San Diego. (There’s also talk of hot air balloon rides and ziplining.)

When the trip is over and your assignment is complete, you’ll be paid $10,000.

The photos will eventually be used on the website, on social media channels and as art in Days Inn hotels. We spoke with a representative who told us that once you finish the assignment, Days Inn will own the photos you provide.

What You Need to Know

Days Inn, a part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, is looking for a “creative amateur photographer” with a passionate love of adventure who is available to hit the road for an entire month in the summer. You’ll be tasked with taking as many awesome pictures of as many awesome sunrises and sunsets as possible.

You don’t have to have a photography degree, but a good eye is key.

At the end of the internship — Days Inn doesn’t specify exactly when your monthlong trip will be scheduled — you’ll be paid $10,000 (plus pretty unlimited bragging rights) and receive a “glowing recommendation” from Barry Goldstein, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, the company promises.

You must be at least 21 years old and a legal U.S. resident to be considered, but if this sounds like a no-doubt-about-it-this-is-so-cool-where-do-I-sign-up opportunity and you’re ready to apply, like, yesterday, go here to read up on the rest of the details and rules.

All you have to do to apply is email your favorite original outdoor photo along with 100 words on why you’d be the best person for the job by clicking the “Apply Now via Email” link at the bottom of this page.

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2018.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.