1) How can we travel now during COVID-19?
Well the reality is that we can’t! These days we spend our time exploring Singapore and repurposing content from the 45 countries and 115 trips we have been on.
We can’t wait to explore the world again, but until it’s safe, home is a good place to start!
2) 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 (and even a third) time.
3) Will there be other openings in the future? I can’t make it for this one.
Yes! Since 2017, we run at least two intakes a year. This time, we’re looking for interns or and trainees who have just graduated from polytechnic or university. Check out this post!
Know any one who’d fit in? Send them over! The more traction this internship gets, the more opportunities there will be in the future. Remember to join our community on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube!
4) Is there an age limit?
Nope! People of all ages can apply although we do prefer applicants above 18 due to the nature of travelling.
5) Are there full-time positions?
Yes, we’re looking to grow the team! Many of the core team were converted from this internship programme!
6) Where will the internship be held?
Sometimes your office will look like this.
Other times it may be closer to this. When we’re not out travelling and working nomadically, we spend most of our time here!
This is also where we have our monthly cookouts and Get Fit Thursdays — so bonus points if you’re a great cook and love an active lifestyle. It’s all about the balance isn’t it? 😉
7) What is covered on travel assignments?
Return flights from Singapore to our travel destinations, accommodation, transport and activities for sure. Food is not covered because we all have different appetites. Occasional booze and dessert treats too!
8) 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.
9) How many hours will I have to work everyday?
Generally we’re in the office from around 10am to 6:30pm. However we’ve never believed in working to clock the hours. If you’re efficient and are done with the tasks for the day, spend the time to upgrade your skills, or help others in the team!
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, recording VO, 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.
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) 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!
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!
13) 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! Anyway the Bootcamp is probably the most intense things get… 😉
Click here to apply for The Travel Intern.
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