Want to gain work experience but explore the world at the same time? These unconventional internships will allow you to gain professional experience and discover the world while you’re at it!
Go Cruising The High Seas
Ahoy, Matey! Channel you inner captain Hook with Captain Hook Cruises, a family-owned ‘small ship’ cruise operator in Australia that sets sail to the Great Barrier Reef, the Fiji Islands and beyond. With over four decades of experience in the market, this premier Sydney Harbour cruise line is perfect for those with an interest in the tourism industry. Not only will you assist the crew in sales and marketing, you’ll also help the accounts department with day-to-day operations while living life like a true Aussie. Kangaroos, beaches and Mediterranean fare, anybody? And listen up if you need more reason to apply for an internship with them – everyone’s favourite wolverine, Hugh Jackman was also a deckhand aboard this ship!
Get The Buzz On Beekeeping
There’s more to making honey than just harvesting beehives! Join the Yerba Buena Family Farm in Jamaica and get hands-on building and managing bee colonies while learning about the industry. Not only that, you’ll also get to explore natural and sustainable methods of beekeeping, and help out in buzzing workshops and events around the island. You are also required to blog about your experiences throughout the duration of your internship. We gotta be honest though, just the thought of being able to get out taste buds on fresh honey is reason enough for us to click the “Apply Now” button…
Indulge In Chocolaty Goodness
Chicago-based luxury chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat is a company that prides itself on “storytelling” using the medium of chocolate, and aims to bring awareness to various cultures by fusing different ingredients with premium chocolate. And it’s a great option for sweet lovers who are interested in international business as the internship will have you trying out research and development, store management and marketing, as you “further your education by journeying around the world”. The company has also been igniting a new wave with its innovative and avant-garde recipes, so fingers crossed that you’ll get to try some of their new creations!
Lend Your Hand To Sea Turtle Conservation
Sea turtles are facing environmental threats to their survival, but you can help bring awareness to their plight by joining a host of global organisations that have pledged their efforts towards conservation and protection of the endangered species. From Costa Rica to Borneo, there are many worldwide destinations to head to, where you’ll be put to work collecting and translating on-site info into valuable research. If you’re really lucky, you might even get to release baby turtles back into the ocean! Being able to protect elegant sea creatures while exploring some of the most beautiful oceans in the world? Sign us up!
Go Beyond The Bollywood Sign
Hollywood schmollywood! For film and media students looking to go beyond the glitz and glamour of the ‘City of Angels’, why not explore one of the pioneers of the film industry – Mumbai, India? Throughout the four-week course organised by International Internships (LLC), you’ll get a glimpse into the inner workings of Indian cinema by meeting industry professionals, going on set and visiting post-production studio – all of which will culminate in the submission of a short film project. Bonus: the programme is fully customisable so you’ll get to immerse yourself in specific areas of interest!
Protect The Beautiful Planet We Call Home
Global warming is a serious threat, but there are countries who are still ill-equipped to tackle climate change. You can do your part in making a positive impact on the environment as well as the local communities. With Richmond Vale Academy’s one- or six-month intensive program, you’ll help make the island nation of St. Vincent climate compliant through the implementation of different courses and actions like building a water reservoir and developing a new compost system. No matter what course of study you’re in, this is truly a meaningful experience where everyone can contribute, in an effort to create a sustainable future.
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This article was adapted from an article in Teenage July 2017, out on newsstands now.
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