Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?
What Am I Getting Myself Into?
Paradise Interns recruits, trains and mentors qualified candidates through a digital marketing internship within the diving/tourism industry. Over the first month, candidates will attend a month-long training course in Bali to be able to plan and execute a successful marketing strategy. During the subsequent 5 months, candidates will have the opportunity to apply their new skills towards a professional portfolio and enjoy life in paradise while diving regularly or being immersed in the vibrant expat scenes.
But You Knew That Already…
Give It To Me Straight
TripAdvisor's #1 destination for 2017, Bali is at the top of the list as far as beautiful places. Bali boasts incredible beaches, world-class dining, surfing, lush jungles, cultural sights and beautiful people. It's also been recently recognised as an area known for embracing the digital nomad lifestyle. With cafes and coworking spaces abound from Seminyak to Ubud and a fairly cheap cost of living, you'll quickly see why.
The Gili islands are located off of the west coast of Lombok, just a short 1.5-hour speedboat ride from Bali's east coast. The Gilis (meaning "small island" in the local Sasak language) are known for their beautiful beaches, clear blue waters and incredibly close yet widespread expat community. Motorised transportation is nonexistent, you can only move on foot, with a bike or in horse-drawn carriages called "Cidomos".
Labaj (as the locals lovingly refer to it) is famous as the launching point for trips into Komodo National Park to see Komodo dragons and experience amazing diving. While still referred to as a 'frontier town' by many expats, Bajo has recently experienced a boom. This has only strengthened the community bond, and don't be surprised when everyone knows your name. It's a small town with few activities other than socialising and diving and thusly, banter over a couple of sunset drinks is a competitive sport.
February's Bootcamp Location: Seminyak, Bali
Is It Me You’re Looking For
What Qualifications Do I Need
Paradise Interns is primarily an educational internship. This means that you can enter the program without any knowledge of marketing – we’ll teach you everything you need to know. This means if you haven’t attended university, no problem. We look for interns between the ages of 18 and 35.
In a perfect world, ideal candidates will be familiar with social media, even if just for personal use. They should also have experience in some form of creative endeavour – whether it be photography, writing, video editing, graphic design or even showmanship.
But what do we really look for when selecting interns?
Work ethic and a strong desire to learn.
This internship is not a free ride. You may be living in paradise surrounded by like-minded people who sought more than a 9-5 at a desk. But this doesn’t mean you’ll be on holiday. If you apply yourself, this internship will give you all the skills needed to run your own digital marketing strategy for any company. But as all things go, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
Gimme More, Gimme More
What Do Interns Receive
Oh, so now we get to the good stuff. All interns receive:
A Month-Long Digital Marketing Course
In the first month, you’ll head back to school. This 4-week digital marketing boot camp will cover branding, social media marketing, content marketing, video production, photo editing, effective copy, graphic design, SEO and more. Interns will also get to attend guest lectures from experts within their fields.
Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience. Let Paradise Interns make the logistics easier. Each intern will receive an onboarding brochure with relevant information. Plus, your onboarding fee goes towards your first month of accommodation, motorbike rental, SIM card and airport pickup – let us handle those things for you.
Unlimited Scuba Diving
We haven’t said it enough, huh? We want you to know what’s going on at your selected company which means you’ll need to immerse yourself in the culture and the water. Most interns leave the internship with well over 150 dives logged. Through our dive centre partnerships, Paradise Interns will pay for you to dive for the duration of your course.
PADI or SSI Courses
While most interns elect to earn their Divemaster course, not everyone is already a rescue diver. Never dived before? We will get you diving as soon as possible and your internship includes your Open Water through Rescue course. Already a divemaster? Select companies offer you the chance to take the IDC + MSDT. Whichever you choose, Paradise Interns will foot the bill for your training.
5 Month Mentorship Program
Paradise Interns believes in working alongside each intern to help each person get as much value and personal growth out of the internship as well as results for the company you are placed at. On top of weekly check-ins, interns will be regularly updated on cutting-edge strategies, algorithm changes and the newest tools at a digital marketer’s disposal.
Post Internship Assistance
Life is all about relationships and nowhere is this truer than in the small dive oriented expat communities across the world. Once you are ready to begin your career abroad, let our team assist in making the perfect CV/resume. We also offer job assistance via our widespread network across the diving community and your program location. 60% of our interns have been offered paid positions in diving or marketing directly out of their internship.
Social Media and Content and SEO, OH MY.
What Will I Learn?
The Paradise Interns program will equip you with the skills needed to run an effective digital marketing strategy of your own, both through month-long Digital Marketing Bootcamp and the subsequent time at your assigned company.
During Bootcamp, you’ll learn from Founder Anna Kloth, a series of guest lecturers who epitomise excellence in their respective fields and other interns who arrive with varying expertise. Spend this time under direct supervision asking as many questions as possible and familiarizing yourself with the overall process.
Once armed with the tools and skills needed, you’ll deepen your knowledge over 5 months by putting theory into practice under the direction of your mentor. Over time, interns are encouraged to take on more and more responsibility for the overall strategy as they grow into the role of a Digital Marketing Manager. Paradise Interns is set on ensuring that each intern feels comfortable enough to walk into a paid position with adequate knowledge and confidence in their ability to plan and execute a digital marketing strategy.
- Marketing Theory
- Understanding Available Traction Channels
- Cultivating a Consistent Brand Identity
- The Ins and Outs of Social Media Channels
- Creating Social Media Strategies & Content Calendars
- Developing Valuable Content for Your Communities
- Advanced Instagram Growth
- Facebook Marketing and Ads
- Growing Traffic through SEO
- Producing Engaging, Shareable Blog Content that Gets Discovered
- The Importance of Your Own List: Email Marketing
- Review Management
- Writing Effective Copy
- Today’s Latest Tools and Tips to Create, Schedule and Share Content
- Working With People from Varying Backgrounds, Cultures and Languages
- Understanding the Challenges of Independent Working
- Efficiency and Time Management
- Effectively Communicating With Managers
- Networking Within the Diving and Influencer Community
- Referencing Analytics to Dictate Strategy
- Troubleshooting Common Problems
- Honing an Online Voice
- Prioritising Based On Specific Goals
- Learning by Making Mistakes In An Educational Environment
Previous Guest Lecturers
So what’s expected of me?
Interns are required to spend 24 hours per week on marketing alone. However, candidates must spend at least 6 days per week at their shop – whether it be concentrating on marketing tasks or diving. Basically, we want you to know what’s happening at your location and be familiar with events, guests, and the business. (However, spending the day diving totally counts towards this!) While this position is unpaid, interns are compensated in 5 months of accommodation and other perks (non-diving internships) or thousands of dollars worth of diving and PADI courses (diving internships) AND Paradise Interns’ marketing training. Thusly, interns are expected to maintain a professional attitude at all times. Each intern will be required to have a weekly 1:1 meeting with their mentor to refocus goals and measure progress. Interns are allowed 10 days of holiday over the 6-month internship. Take that North American vacation time!
Daily Tasks Include:
– Developing and Implementing a Content Strategy
– Social Media Listening and Engagement
– Creating Graphics and Video for Use on Social Media
– Contributing and Writing Company Blog Posts
– Editing and Styling Photos for Brand Consistency
– Market Research, Including Identifying and Collaborating with Key Influencers
– Data Entry and CRM Management
-SEM and SEO
Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all
How Much Is This Going To Cost Me
As we’ve mentioned over and over again, the internship is completely free. That’s right. An entire month of marketing training, 5 months of unlimited diving and scuba courses are costing you absolutely NOTHING.
That being said, interns are responsible for their own travel expenses, visas and costs of living. Interns who choose the Open Water through Rescue option won’t run into any additional costs, but those who select the divemaster or IDC options will incur additional fees imposed by PADI and SSI. Check out the information below or for a more elaborate breakdown, click here.
Travel & Living Expenses
Travel and Visas
Roundtrip flights from the USA, Canada and Europe are about USD 600 – 800. Your full visa, inclusive of travel and fees, will be about USD 300. Travel within Indonesia will be about USD 55 (Gilis or Nusas) or USD 80 (Labuan Bajo).
Your first month will cost USD 650 for bootcamp accommodation, lecture hall facilities, lunch Monday-Friday (4.5 weeks), opening party, SIM card, motorbike rental, airport transfer and introduction package. Paradise Interns keeps no percentage of this fee and simply uses it to arrange your first month. Interns are required to pay a USD 1000 deposit that will be held as insurance until the end of your internship.
Accommodation within Indonesia costs around USD 150 (fan only studio) – USD 350 (air con & kitchen)/month. Food costs USD 2-8/meal. Beers cost USD 2. Internet costs about USD 8 for 4 GB.
If you are enrolled in a non-diving internship, accommodation will be covered.
Additional Diving Costs
Before Your Divemaster
If you are interested in receiving your Divemaster course with your internship, you will need to pay and complete everything up through your Rescue Course. This can be done when on location.
Most companies will give a discount, but the prices for Open Water, Advanced, Rescue & EFR are as follows.
Open Water: IDR 5,500,000
Advanced: IDR 4,500,000
Rescue/EFR: IDR 7,000,000
As the Divemaster course is the first level of professional training, divers are expected to have certain equipment. You will need to arrive with your own dive computer, mask, fins and SMB.
You will also need to purchase a PADI Crew Pack (AUD 300) beforehand or at the shop. Your certification fee can be paid long after your internship but is an additional AUD 80.
While the Instructor Development Course is included in your internship, please note that materials and fees are not. Your IDC Crew Pack is sold separately and includes the decal you need to register for the IE. The cost of the crew pack is USD 700. I.E. fees (AUD 865), EFRI fees (AUD 172) and the Instructor application (AUD 249) will be charged by PADI staff via credit card at the I.E. Similar fees are charged by SSI.
Welp, I’m sold.
How Do I Apply?
Super easy. Go ahead and email [email protected] with your resume (quick tip: always a PDF!) and 2 pieces of creative work. Creative Work? Yep. We love writing samples (blogs, creative pieces, poetry, heck! even old university papers), photography, website design, videography, graphic design or silly videos you’ve made with your friends.
Then mosey on down to the link below to fill out the online application.
You should receive a reply within 72 hours.
Once reviewing your application, select candidates will be invited to an interview with founder, Anna Kloth.
All interviewees are asked for a USD 7.50 interview deposit to state their commitment to the program. We charge an application fee in order to cover the cost of assessment and the admissions process. We receive at least 4 applications per day and conduct over 100 interviews for each program. It is important for Paradise Interns to be able to continue to provide this internship experience for free. In order to do this, we need to maintain an application fee. Please contact us if this is a concern.
We have put this into place to ensure we can give the full attention of an hour-long interview to everyone who is serious about the opportunity Paradise Interns provides.