Design the future of sustainable drinking In Australia. Challenge Accepted

Win a paid 2019/2020 Summer Internship at Carlton & United Breweries.

Calling All Challengers

For CUB’s Next Gen Challenge, we want students to step forward and take charge. Students who are ambitious, bring fresh ideas and are always looking to approach the problem from a different angle. Your skillsets will help us on the journey to developing a future of sustainable drinking in Australia.

Are you up for the challenge?

How it works


5th Aug - 18th Aug

Complete the form below and receive instructions on the first submission.

Round One

19th Aug - 25th Aug

Submit a 3 minute pitch video explaining the idea that CUB could implement in the market to design the future sustainable drinking experience for young Australian consumers.

Round Two

30th Aug - 10th Sept

10 teams chosen to submit 5 slides developing the idea. Mentorship will be provided by CUB staff.


13th Sept - 19th Sept

Top three teams will be chosen to compete in the finals and present to the CEO, VP Marketing and VP Sales at CUB’s HQ offices in Melbourne CBD. 


In what format should I submit my video?

Upload your video to a service of your choice and copy the link. Recommended services are YouTube (unlisted), Google Drive and Dropbox.. You can submit your video here.

What kind of guidance will CUB provide during the application process?

The 10 semi-finalist Teams will receive guidance from CUB Mentors on how to prepare their submission.

Where is the internship?

The internship location will be subject to the function/role you get accepted into.  We have breweries and sales offices in most major cities in Australia.

Can I apply if I live outside of Melbourne?

Yes, any +18 Australian student with less than 2 years experience can apply.  If you are successful in making it to the finals CUB will cover any travel costs.

What kind of work will I be doing?

During our 10-week summer internship at CUB you’ll be placed in sales, marketing, supply or support to work on real business projects, engage with senior leaders and deliver tangible results.

At the end of your program, you’ll put what you’ve learnt to the test by delivering your project presentation to senior leadership.

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If I am chosen as an intern, will I get a job after?

Interns will be considered for future job opportunities upon completion of their studies.

When does the internship start/end

The internship will commence in December 2019 and finish in February 2020.