FAQ — Joining The Travel Intern Family

Click here to apply for The Travel Intern Programme.

Broken Beach - Lesser-known Bali Itinerary

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! We have a couple of interns that got through after applying a second time.

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.

Yes! The more traction this internship gets (so do help spread the word), the more opportunities there will be in the future. There are big plans for The Travel Intern, and we’re growing our family pretty quickly!

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4) I heard that you have an Ambassadors Programme. How do I join!

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If you would like to join our Ambassadors Programme (travel and freelance opportunities), do apply as per normal and indicate your interest! We pick our ambassadors from the same pool too.

5) What about full-time positions?

Yes we’re searching! But it’s mainly for those who graduate from The Travel Intern Programme.

6) Where will the internship be held?

Sometimes your office will look like this.kayaking-to-nacpan-tao-philippines-expeditionOther times it may be,We recently got our own space at The Travel Intern HQ (google this). So when we’re not out travelling and working nomadically, we spend our time here! We also encourage flexible hours + working from home. As long as the work gets done, the where part isn’t that important. That said, we do have regular training sessions in the HQ.

7) 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. The internship is quite intense so unfortunately you can’t work remotely.

8) 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

9) 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!

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

Surfing Facebook for cute animal videos, making coffee…
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 doing a bunch of media related things. 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.

Tromsø Aurora Borealis - Norway Itinerary

11) 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!

12) 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!

13) 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!

14) 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! I mean just take a look at this.


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.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,

    I can’t seem to apply for the position since it require me to key in a password. What’s the password to apply?

  2. Hey,
    I’m getting a window that’s asking for username and password when I’m trying to apply for the internship. What is that about?

  3. Hi, Im really interested in applying for this internship as I’m taking a gap year now and being able to explore the world and get paid doing it sounds great. I actually just graduated from product design in TP so i have abit of skills in video & photo editing and graphic design, I wouldn’t consider those as my core skills and I don’t really have a portfolio for photos and videos but I’m willing to learn and improve. Would that be a problem??? Should I still apply???

    Thanks!!!

  4. hi, i understand that you guys are mainly flexible with the schedule as long as the work gets done right? may i ask if it is okay to work 3 days a week during the weekdays for the next internship application as i would still be schooling?

    • Hi Nichole, unfortunately not it’s a full time internship as we do a lot of training and you are expected to travel pretty often. Our interns who are still in school usually take a Leave of Absence.

      It’s flexible in the sense of general start dates and day to day work, but not so much of availability during the internship period.

  5. Hi,
    Does travel intern hire anyone who’s from a finance & management background for things like project management and finance.
    Actually I am okay in photography and writing but never could do much in those because of pressure of studies and job.
    So, to conclude I’ll be good at project management and would eventually but quickly grow in content writing if given an opportunity.
    Please let me know if this could be considered!
    I’d extremely love if I get to be a part of this family!

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