FAQ — Joining The Travel Intern Family

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Click here to apply for The Travel Intern Programme.

Hakone Torii Gate - JR Pass Japan Budget Guide (Tokyo to Osaka)

1) Do I have to apply again if I submitted the last time?

Yes! The criteria for every intake is different. You might even have a better chance this round!

2) I’d love to apply but I already have a short trip planned during the internship period.

We’re generally flexible if you have minor commitments throughout the internship. However, it might be an issue if you have to be away for long periods as our schedule is quite packed.

3) Will there be another internship in the future? I can’t make it for this one.

Highly likely. 🙂

The more traction this internship gets, the more opportunities there will be in the future. There are big plans for The Travel Intern, and we’re even looking at giving out travel grants for your own epic trips in the future.

Remember to join our community on InstagramFacebook, and Youtube!

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4) Where will the internship be held?

In all the previous internships so far, we’ve been pretty nomadic. With a small team of 5 who spends most of the time out of Singapore, it didn’t quite make sense to settle on a space just yet.

But that’s about to change and we’re excited to let you in on this news! As of now, we’re in the discussions of locking down on a chic, open space we can finally call our own. More updates soon!

Of course, there will still be travel opportunities because ultimately, we’re travellers first, before marketers and content creators.

5) I’m not Singaporean/SPR, can I apply?

Yes you can! However you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements as we require our interns to be based in Singapore during the internship period.

6) What is covered on travel assignments?

Return flights from Singapore to our travel destinations, accommodation, transport and activities for sure. Food is usually not covered because we all have different appetites. Occasional booze and dessert treats too!

Falling over Macau Tower during bungy jump

7) How many hours will I have to work everyday?

We’ve never believed in working to clock the hours. If you’re efficient and are done with the tasks for the day, go out, explore and enjoy the sights around!

8) What will I be doing on the job/internship?

Surfing Facebook for cute animal videos.
Your main task would be to produce targeted travel content. Depending on your core set of skills, you would either be writing, editing videos, or managing social media channels. You’ll be sharpening your skills on angling and craft.

If it interests you, there will also be opportunities to dabble in various marketing channels too. You may be exposed to things like marketing analytics and content strategy.

There would be lots of knowledge sharing, not just from us, but from you as well as we are all interns of the world.

And of course you will be travelling and experiencing what it’s really like.

Jomblang Heaven's Light - Photo spots in Yogyakarta
The famous “Heaven’s Light” seen inside Jomblang Cave

9) Do I need my own laptop?

Yes. As much as we want to provide, we are unable to do so currently. You’d need your own laptop for your day-to-day work!

10) How will The Travel Interns be selected?

Effort, creativity, and passion. Show us how much you want this.

We will be shortlisting a handful for a Skype/phone interview before making the final decision. All the best!

11) It sounds too good to be true. Travel and get paid?

It’s a really good deal right? But the programme is legit. Just take look at the previous Travel Intern experiences!

(See also: Life as The Travel Intern)

There are opportunities out there for anyone that knows where to look. The Travel Intern Programme is also about growing a travel community of storytellers and consolidating resources so everyone wins!

12) It sounds like a lot of work. Doesn’t this take the fun out of travelling?

It’s indeed lots of work. All our past interns and ambassadors will probably vouch for it. But look at it this way, this isn’t less fun travel, it’s more FUN work!


Click here to apply for The Travel Intern Programme.

Got a question that’s not in the FAQ? Ask in the comments section below or send us a message and we’ll try our best to answer.

If you’re a potential sponsor, do drop us a mail and we’d love to discuss further.

ENFP and Co-founder of The Travel Intern. Fuelled by yoga, the outdoors, and anything that spells adventure, she quit her 4 year marketing job to explore yoga for 3 months in India. Back with a little more flexibility, zest for adventures and stories to tell, follow her adventures on Instagram @cheriesyw :)

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