What is the Travel and Tourism Internship in Asia all about?
The Travel and Tourism Internship is a perfect opportunity to gain experience in your field of study while extending your professional contacts abroad. This internship is particularly interesting for someone wanting to pursue a career in travel, customer service, marketing or branding. You will be exposed to all of those areas as you complete your internship, all while exploring a new international destination on your own.
The internship aim at recording videos and customer testimonials of the people that are at the locations to help promote the local projects, the destinations and the impactful work of the local NGOs.
The Travel and Tourism Internship is centered around the volunteering industry in emerging markets. You have the choice of destinations for this internship between Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
Why choose this Travel & Tourism Internship in Asia?
Gain practical hands on experience in branding, marketing and videography within the travel and tourism industry.
Discover a new location and help feature it in a meaningful way to tourists concerned with responsible travel.
Work as part of an international organization offering meaningful culture exchange placements with the aim to have a positive impact on the local communities.
Role of the Travel & Tourism intern
As a Travel and Tourism Intern, you will be asked to create marketing content including photos and videos of the customers participating in their travel experience. So you will record videos and take pictures, and interview the people on the ground, and then edit your material to fit a template. Of course, you will be given training and information on how to update your work on a weekly basis. As part of the internship, you will be required to communicate with the customers, assist them in completing their reports, and mentor them along the way to ensure the videos being filmed reflect the branding the local organization wants to portray. You will also be asked to attend the customer feedback calls once a week and help address some of their issues.
What skills do I need to be a Travel & Tourism Intern in Asia?
High or fluent level of spoken and written English is required. An interest in tourism and videography is essential for this internship. Also the ability to work independently and be flexible will go a long way. An appreciation of traveling and the benefits of responsible tourism is also important to succeed during this placement. You will be asked to submit a resume and a statement answering the following questions:
– Why do you want to do this internship?
– What are the reasons you should be selected for it?
In addition, you will need to go through an interview prior to being accepted on this internship.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Gain experience in responsible tourism practices
Complement your studies with real-life work experience
Learn a new culture and new language
Where will I work in Asia?
The Travel and Tourism Internship may be located in India, Sri Lanka or Vietnam, depending on preference and availability. India locations include Jaipur and Goa. Sri Lanka’s location is in Colombo. Vietnam is located in Ho Chi Minh City.
Each location offers many sightseeing and will be delight for you to explore.
During your internship, you will be hosted in a volunteer house with other travelers. You may share your room with 1 to 3 other same gender participant. You will also be provided with meals throughout the entire time of your internship.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2 months minimum
- Cost: £745 / $1192 for 8 weeks
£45 / $72 for each additional weeks
- Requirements: age 18+
- Location: Asia – Choice of India, Sri Lanka or Vietnam
- Working hours: M-F
- Project availability: All year round
- Arrival day: Any days except for Sundays
What is included
- Accommodation: Share bedroom in a volunteer housing
- Meals: Food provided throughout the entire time of your internship
- Airport: pick-up from the airport
- Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation and project induction provided.
- Certificate of internship upon completion
- Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
- Transport: to/from project included
What is not included
- Dinner during the workweek, and all meals on weekends.
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
HAVE A QUESTION?
We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.
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