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Your Ticket To Becoming a Digital Nomad
Paradise Interns runs FREE six-month digital marketing internships at leading dive centres, restaurants, hotels and NGO’s. Over the first month’s ‘marketing boot camp’, interns are trained in branding, social media marketing, content marketing, graphic design and SEO. During the subsequent 5 months, candidates will have the opportunity to apply their new skills towards a professional portfolio, continue to learn through weekly mentoring and enjoy life in paradise whilst receiving free diving or accommodation packages.
Pretty sweet, huh?
As of March 2020, all Paradise Interns programs are currently on hold. Authorities in Indonesia have called for foreign tourism to recommence as of October 2020. However, this is not promised and will be reevaluated closer to the date. We will be restarting the program when our clients (dive centres, hostels and restaurants) have been able to reopen and are able to invest in marketing again. Realistically, we are hoping for a January/ February restart. However, should conditions improve sooner, we may be running a small December cohort. We encourage all potential interns to apply now or join our newsletter to ensure they receive the most updated information.
If you are interested in taking just the Digital Marketing Bootcamp and taking your own leap towards becoming a digital nomad, please visit The Pineapple Hustle for more information.
Attend a month long 'Digital Marketing Bootcamp' with other individuals who share your passion for the outdoors, scuba diving and marketing..
Immerse yourself in your dive shop's culture as you learn PADI/SSI courses and dive daily...
Spend 5 months learning what it takes to run a marketing strategy under weekly mentorship and build a portfolio that speaks for itself...
Upcoming Program Dates
Dec. 6, 2020 – May 30, 2021 (tentative)
March 22, 2021 – Sept. 13, 2021
May 16, 2021 – Nov. 7, 2021
Aug. 29, 2021 – Feb. 20, 2022
Oct. 24, 2021 – April 17, 2022
Feb. 6, 2022 – July 31, 2022
April 23, 2022 – Sept. 25, 2022
July 17, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
Sept. 11, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Dec. 27, 2022 – March 6, 2023
Digital Marketing Bootcamp
We’ll teach you the skills, tips, and tricks to run a successful digital marketing strategy for any company.
Whether you’ve worked on national campaigns, run your own travel blog or are new to the world of digital marketing – the Paradise Interns’ Digital Marketing Bootcamp will improve your skills. We’ll begin with marketing theory, continue by providing interns with the newest tools and best practices, regularly monitor the latest updates on ever-changing techniques and algorithms, expand on any previous knowledge and equip you with all the information you’ll need to run an effective digital marketing strategy. You’ll be able to learn from Paradise Interns founder, Anna Kloth, as well as gaining access to exclusive lectures from other experts within the diving and travel industry. By week four, you may feel like you are working out in the sun on a beach with a coach encouraging you on with, “Faster! Harder!”. But we promise, your social media six-pack will be totally worth it.
Join The Team
After arming you with the skills needed, we’ll hand you the keys to a company’s online presence as you learn by actually making things happen.
At Paradise Interns, we know that understanding the theory behind a strategy and executing a marketing strategy are entirely different things. Enter Stage 2. The Thunderdome of digital marketing. Make your way to your designated company where you’ll be welcomed as a member of the team. It’s imperative that you throw yourself into the mix – that means hanging out with the crew, having a couple of sunset beverages and just generally getting a feel for what makes your shop special. You’ll be the voice of a brand which means you need to understand their particular vibes! After a couple of weeks, you’ll find everything gets a bit easier.
Of course, Paradise Interns won’t just drop you off at summer camp with no further contact! Each week you’ll check in with your mentors who will review and approve content, go over analytics, discuss any tweaks in strategy, proofread and just generally be along for the ride. Scuba and marketing internships are what you make of them, so the more questions – the better! Just know that this internship is your opportunity to shine. 60% of our graduates were offered paid positions directly out of their internship.
Get Underwater. Every. Damn. Day.
Or soak up the island lifestyle on land.
You can’t properly speak for a company you don’t fully understand! Paradise Interns will put you in the middle of the action alongside leading dive centres, NGO’s, restaurants and hotels.
The Paradise Interns scuba and marketing internships include unlimited diving and PADI/SSI courses that work with whatever diving certifications you already have. Thinking about stepping into the professional world of diving? Enjoy earning your divemaster certification. Never dived before? You’ll have 5 months to work your way through three different certifications – Open Water through Rescue. Already a divemaster? Certain resorts offer some of the region’s leading instructor development courses.
If you are more of a land lover, we also have plenty of packages that cover your accommodation for the duration of the internship and other awesome perks. Some of our placements, on top of paying your rent, offer access to exclusive events, meal allowances, exciting adventures, personalised fitness training, yoga and more.
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What Do Former Interns Say?
The internship entails a whole lotta learning and immersing yourself in Indonesia. I was loving every minute of it. The marketing side of things is an informative course, if you pay attention and make your struggles known, you’ll be just fine. Realising that you will be representing a real live brand is kind of daunting. You’re the internet gatekeeper of a dive shop that relies heavily on their web presence. That being said, you aren’t working for a big corporation, you can allow your own voice to shine through: that's why Anna selects us for these individual shops. Just remember to immerse yourself in the process, learn what you can and most importantly have fun. I know that to many this may have seemed like a ridiculous decision, and I’m pretty sure they’re still not entirely sanguine about it. But for myself, I know I’ve found a path that I’m excited to follow and I’m going to be able to use this to gain potential employment with other companies. Who knew that thanks to social media, I would be here on this tropical island and diving the best dive sites in the world. Finding paradise interns was an amalgamation of both sheer luck and some pretty amazing Facebook targeting on Anna’s part.
My internship with Anna Kloth? One of the best professional experiences I’ve had and my favourite internship! I started my internship with knowledge in marketing from my previous experiences, of course, but I wasn't confident in all aspects of the job. It could be difficult to talk about these subjects with your manager but this is crucial. Anna listened in order to help me improve. She gave me tasks that put me out of my comfort zone to help me increase my skills and become more confident. However, I didn't feel looked over and not supported. I knew I could ask her if I had questions. The great point with the internship is that you work on each aspect of the business under the direct supervision of Anna. Therefore, there are a lot of things to learn and Anna is always very happy to explain and show them to you if you are interested. Furthermore, the other point I really enjoyed was that Anna would ask my point of view and my thoughts about specific subjects. I didn't feel like an intern, but actually part of the team working together to get the best results. Don't misunderstand me, it is quite intense, you don't count the hours and you need to be independent and willing to learn, however, what you will get out of your internship is new knowledge, skills and great memories!
When I first found out about this internship I could not believe how perfect it was. I had fallen in love with Indonesia, was considering doing my divemaster, and wanted to enhance my CV to be able to live and work abroad! From the very first conversation with Anna, I knew this was the right decision for me. Anna is fantastic at what she does, incredibly knowledgeable and passionate, which inevitably rubs off on you! I have learnt so much during the initial training and throughout the time at my dive shop, which will help me pursue a career in the marketing and/or diving industry. What really stands out is how much Paradise Interns cares about you as a person, making sure that you get as much value out of this experience as possible, based on the direction you want to go in afterwards. You get as much out of the program as you put in, it is hard work and challenging at times, but the experience you gain is invaluable. If I could redo the whole internship again, I would in a heartbeat! This internship has helped me gain the skills, experience and contacts to be able to live my dream lifestyle and I will be forever grateful for that!
I was living in Indonesia for about 2 years by the time I came across Paradise Interns. Even though I'm a diver, the diving aspect was always a bonus as I was really looking to explore another skill set to take into a different field entirely. Similar to other reviews, the month-long Bootcamp was intense, however, considering the time people might spend to study this in college, the level of intensity during Bootcamp is expected to prepare interns for their placements. My experience was a bit different as I wasn't placed at a dive centre and worked remotely. I had a great time getting to know my colleagues and because I was placed at a not-for-profit organisation, it was great to implement my new skill immediately to help underprivileged children. As part of the Paradise Interns corporate social responsibility program, Anna and her team were great in that they provided the mentorship to support the NGO objectives which was so kind. To summarize my experience in a few words, the entire internship was hard work but what I was able to do with it was rewarding, not to mention transferable into other professional sectors!
I had already been self-studying digital marketing at the time and scuba diving was one of my passions- you could not design a more perfect program. Applying was simply a no brainer. Next thing I knew I was off on a plane back to Bali. Boot camp was an awesome experience and you'll have fun bonding with your fellow interns. Anna, the founder and probably the main teacher, is a smart cookie- even if you come in with a bit of a digital marketing background I'm sure you'll learn a lot. After a month in Bali, I was off to Komodo where I enjoyed some of the best diving on Earth for five months! Mantas, pristine coral reefs, and a never-ending diversity of fish became part of the daily routine. The office work was nothing too overbearing- I found it to be a fantastic way to beef up my portfolio. I was sad for the internship to end but that didn't mean I had to go! The Paradise Interns network helped me land a job as a Marketing Manager for a dive shop. This program seriously laid the framework for my future career- I do not know what I would be doing without Paradise Interns.
I had a great time doing the Digital Marketing Internship with Paradise Interns! I could improve my skills in social media marketing, learn more about marketing in general, which should always be included when learning about social media. As a non-diver I had the greatest time on Bali, working mostly remote. I had lots of free time to do trips around Bali or just enjoy the day. If you're a diver, you get free diving every day. What I enjoyed a lot during the boot camp was the learning atmosphere, the location next to the beach and that beautiful rooftop. And I liked the food 🙂 Anna was super helpful anytime I had questions, she is a boss babe and super fun! And yes.... at first it sounds too good to be true, but it's real!
I’ve been freelancing and learning about social media marketing for the past 3 years, but I’ve never been to Asia, and I had never done scuba diving. When arriving in Indonesia I was met with the friendliest locals and the other incredible interns. The first month of boot camp was very intense, but I learned so much and it really sharpened my marketing skills. My placement on Gili Air and with the dive shop was spot on! I connected with the staff there immediately, making lasting friendships. The dive shop manager was also my instructor, and he guided me (very patiently) through all of my courses. I was able to dive nearly every day! The life after diving was equally as amazing. Gili Air has no motor vehicles, only bicycles and horse carts. Everyone here, expats and locals, and amazing people. Genuinely kind, incredible humans. There’s a great balance of nightlife and chill days. I love it so much I was able to find a job on Gili Air, and am still living here! Doing this internship was a spontaneous decision, but it changed the direction of my life in the best possibility. The opportunities, the friendships, the culture, the experiences that this internship offers are just magnificent!
So, probably like everyone else, I thought (after finding a post on a scuba facebook group) this is too good to be true. I was planning on doing some travelling anyway, so if it fell through, not a big deal! I didn't even expect to get a place to be honest as I had no background in marketing, I just thought it was pretty amazing to be able to get my Divemaster cert in Indonesia. Honestly, boot camp was very hard for me, I started from nothing, I didn't even know the lingo. After four weeks, however, I felt like I had learnt so much, more than anything I'd learnt in university and that was a three-year course! So, I am super grateful for all the information Anna and Jen filled my head with, they are great teachers and were very understanding when I was a bit slow with some things. I was posted on Gili Trawangan at a brand new dive shop, so a lot of the designs in brand guidelines were completely new, which was fun to create and to then see the shop fill up with designs I'd made. Over the five months I stayed on Gili T, I learnt more than social media marketing, I learnt a little bit of Bahasa Indonesian, how dive shops work behind the scenes, to live away from home and be completely independent. My Divemaster training was great, I had such a good mentor and I was able to dive one to two times a day, almost every day, in some of the most beautiful dive sites I'd ever seen. I've made so many memories and close friends being out here and can't quite believe how it has all turned out. It has really changed my life. Now I am working for the dive shop I interned at, they were very happy with my work and offered me a job to carry on what I'd been doing for the past five months. Now I can call this amazing paradise my home and I have an extended island family too! This has been an experience of a lifetime and it's still going.
From a complete newbie to a PADI Rescue Diver. From zero knowledge in social media marketing to having my own portfolio. I joined this program in March 2019. In my program, there were 7 of us, but I know in another program, there're bigger groups like 20 people. The first month we spent our time in Bali where we learned a whole lot about social media marketing. Bootcamp was Monday through Friday. During the weekend, our group would self-organize trips to go around Bali or to Nusa for a weekend getaway and sightsee. After the first month, we get to our internship placement where we actually get hands-on experience applying the knowledge we've learned. I was doing a scuba diving internship, so that means I got placed in a dive shop. Anna is really good at placing people at the right business based on your personality. I'm very happy with where I was placed. I would spend a good amount of time diving and a good amount of time doing social media marketing. Also, the social life while in the program is amazing. I met people from all over the world and made a lot of friends along the way. Being able to move abroad for 6 months to live on a tropical island is a dream and to this day (I finished the program about 1 month ago), I still can't believe I spent 6 months of my life living in paradise. It's an opportunity that I was glad to have. By the way, you don't need any previous marketing experience to do this internship, they give you all the training during the bootcamp. Now I finished the program with 6 months worth of wonderful memories: amazing friends, extensive diving and social media marketing experience.
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