Intern in Adventure Tourism Management

  • Company: Kayak Ecuador
  • Location: Ecuador, Napo province (Amazon)
  • Salary: Unpaid
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Intern in Adventure Tourism Management

Description: The intern in Adventure Tourism Management is a full-time internship taking place in the Napo Amazonian province of Ecuador, Tena city. The focus of the internship is to acquire experience not only in the field of whitewater sports and leisure, but also in the field of Tourism, Hospitality, Adventure Sports Management and local community engagement. Your main responsibilities as an intern in Kayak Ecuador involve dynamic, miscellaneous and fun tasks. For instance, interacting with customers while developing skills in general customer service, supporting Kayak Ecuador’s staff in logistics and administrative tasks while guiding customer groups in outdoor activities. Learning whitewater sports gear terminology and related aspects of adventure sports and Amazon tourism. Collaborate in writing an entry for Kayak Ecuador’s blog. Also, you will engage and assist in a local community development project that you will promote together with the other interns.


+Education field in Tourism and/ or Hospitality, Communications, Adventure Sports Management, outdoor sports and leisure, and other related education field.

+Intermediate/Advanced Spanish and English (other language is considered a plus).

+Interested and passionate about outdoor activities, especially adventure and/or whitewater sports, and tourism. +Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

+Comfortable interacting with people.

+Photography and/or social media knowledge is considered a plus.

+Experience in either rafting and/or kayaking is preferred but not mandatory.

+Lots of energy and a desire to learn. 

Work Conditions: Office and field work.

Time Commitment: 40 hours per week, sometimes involving weekends.

Remuneration: The internship is an unpaid position*. (Kayak Ecuador will recognize the main responsibilities of the intern with a certificate). *The intern is responsible for travel, food and personal expenses during the entire internship. 

Investment/Cost: $150 / week (Including living accommodations for the entire internship, two week full training fees and other program fees)*. 8 weeks internship: $1,200. *Travel, food and personal expenses are not included. 

To apply: Please submit CV, cover letter (including why you are a good candidate for the internship, the date you would like to start and how you heard about Kayak Ecuador), and two references (full name and contact information). Please send all this information to 


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