Choosing an intern can't ever be easy: picking from dozens of teenagers, all of whom will have similar qualifications and experience (or lack of them).
But for a nuclear plant in the Czech Republic, a baffling audition process saw the company hold a bikini contest, and call for female candidates to compete for a two-week intern role. What year are we living in? . "Some of the internships/excursions are however customarily offered for the winners of competitions either organised by CEZ or by the third parties".
And bosses announced that all the competitors would be granted internships at the plant.
Fans were asked to vote for the hottest to secure the internship job and she was also crowned as "Miss Energy 2017".
CNN says that, at one point, the company defended the photos, writing, "We think photographs are very tasteful". "The combination of beauty and the industrial environment gives an interesting result", the comment further read.
Unsurprisingly, many Facebook users slammed the competition for being sexist.
"You find the number of likes under half-naked picture of a young lady as adequate and/or tasteful criterion for a career opportunity that is promoted as 'professional?'" one person commented. "But if the original vision raised doubts or concerts, we are very sorry".
Although CEZ later claimed the point of the contest was to "promote technical education", controversy in the Czech Republic and online came quickly, with one internet user calling it "degrading, disgusting, and primitive".
A day later, the company apologised for the contest and said all 10 contestants would receive internships.