Earn Your Wings Program

Fenwick Earn Your Wings Program

Fenwick Earn Your Wings Program

The Fenwick Earn Your Wings program was started in 2013 to help support collegiate anglers and to grow their passion for fishing and the fishing industry. Earn Your Wings team members are hand selected each year from hundreds of applicants based on their personal goals, GPA, fishing experience, and passion. These team members help with field testing the next generation of Fenwick rods, and their ideas and feedback are incorporated into the overall product development process. Every angler competes throughout the program for a chance to earn a paid summer internship at the Fenwick headquarters to learn product development, rod engineering, and marketing.

Attention collegiate anglers: sign up for the Fenwick Earn Your Wings program for a chance to join the elite Fenwick Earn Your Wings team and compete for a chance to earn a paid summer internship with Fenwick!

Fenwick will choose the top candidates to join the team and receive:

  • $1,200 in product support:
    • $600 in Fenwick rods per angler
    • $600 in Pflueger reels, Spiderwire line, & Sebile/Berkley bait
  • Fenwick & Pflueger apparel
  • A chance to earn a paid summer internship with Fenwick!

Entries must be completed online by September 28, 2015 – so don’t wait, sign up today!

Complete Your Online Application

Candidates for Fenwick Pro-team are judged based on:

  • Tournament/fishing participation
  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities & leadership
  • Characteristics that qualify you to represent the Fenwick brand
  • Ability to shoot and edit photos and videos

Rules & Requirements for the selected Fenwick Earn Your Wings Team Members

On the Water

  • Fish at least one collegiate fishing tournament
  • Jerseys – Fenwick logo must be the largest brand logo
  • No competitive logos on jerseys
  • All other line, bait, and reel brands must be Pure Fishing brands
  • Fenwick decal on boat (driver side) and vehicle (these will be provided)

Off the Water

  • Produce and edit three how-to/fishing educational/product demo videos
  • Submit at least thirty fishing/product photos
  • Participation in program activities
  • Interaction with the Fenwick Facebook page
  • Interaction with online forums
  • Interaction with brand, marketing, and sales managers at Pure Fishing

Program Timeline Details

Phase 1

September 28, 2015 – Deadline for all entries submitted online
October 5, 2015 – Fenwick Earn Your Wings team members chosen and announced

Phase 2

October 5, 2015 – May 6, 2016 – Team members submit photos and videos, and participate in program-related activities

Phase 3

May 13, 2016 – Top three Earn Your Wings team members identified
May 16 – 18, 2016 – Top three Earn Your Wings team members interviewed

Phase 4

May 20, 2016 – Winner of the summer internship announced

Phase 5

May – August 2016 – Summer Internship – 8 week paid internship in Columbia, South Carolina (housing included)

Internship Judging Criteria

  • Quality/substance of content created
  • Positive interaction and interview with brand/marketing teams
  • Participation in program activities
  • Academics, GPA, major, career goals
  • Successfully meeting all rules and requirements of the program