E-Ko

 Tourism Internship with E-Ko

 

DETAILS:

 

Duration:         8- 12 Weeks

 

Terms:             Tourism Experience and Supervised Training

 

Time:                7.30am-5.30pm

 

Price:               Unpaid

 

Qualifiers:     Either /Or: University Graduates, WCA Certified Guide, E-Ko Sea and Land Guide, Any Tourism Certificate or upon Application to E-Ko.

 

Location:         E-Ko Base and in Queen Charlotte Sound

No 1 Wellington Street, Picton, New Zeland.

Phone +64 3 5738040

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Accommodation

 

Location:         Piwaka Lodge

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Phone +64 3 9293749

Special E-Ko Training Price $250 for 7 nights

Sunday Night to Friday night. This includes two healthy Meals a day.

This is a quality, safe choice within walking distance from E-Ko. Upgrade options available upon request.  

Flats and Private Homes are also available locally and we have a list of accommodation providers in Picton

See; Partners

 

Internship Overview 

 

E-Ko will supply you with the necessary work experience and skills required to make you a valuable Tourism employee. The investment of your time as a Volunteer/Intern with E-Ko will that you will be a quality Candidate.

As a volunteer / Intern your skills and attributes will be honed in a positive work environment which is focused on quality Guest services. E-Ko tours focus on quality sustainable tourism through Wildlife encounters gives you the best possible start in the exciting Tourism Industry.

 

Some of the key advantages include:

  1. You will receive assistance with a Job application to any of the 140 organisation whom for the World Cetacean Alliance globally.  WCA Partners
  2. A chance to develop your knowledge and skills in the Tourism industry
  3. Exploring different roles of Certified Marine Guide or Guest Services Sales and Marketing to see what you would like to pursue.
  4. Getting insight into the way Tourism businesses work and what challenges they face on a daily basis
  5. The opportunity to create a network of contacts and work opportunities
  6. Gaining valuable Quality work experience to set you apart from other candidates.
  7. Acquiring university module credits.
  8. Applying the concepts and strategies of academic study in a live-work environment

 

You will be immersed in hands-on training with experienced Trainers. E-Ko base for learning about Guest Services, Sales and Marketing and then out in the beautiful Queen Charlotte with guests looking for wildlife. You will learn and practice the best Guiding technique and develop your own personal style and skills to ensure that you have the confidence and knowledge to embark on a fantastically satisfying Global Tourism Career.

 

This Internship is the perfect start to an incredibly satisfying career or a great way to prepare for volunteering with one of the 140 organisations who are part of the World Cetacean Alliance. WCA

 

 

Internship Dates  

 

12 Weeks for 1 period which can be extended to 24 Weeks. 3 to 6 Months.

Paid positions available with E-Ko upon completion of Internship upon application.

 

May                     1st - 26th July 2019                        (12 Weeks)

August                1st - 26th October 2019                (12 Weeks)

November          1st- 25th January 2020                 (12 Weeks)

February             1st - 25th April 2020                       (12 Weeks)

INTERNSHIPS :

Aims and Purpose of the E-Ko Tours Internship & Volunteer Program :
An internship/volunteer program has been established at E-Ko to provide quality tourism candidates. We will install enthusiasm, practical knowledge and a sustainable ethic and you will receive valuable experience in the wildlife, adventure tourism and nature/eco-tourism both on Sea and on Land industries.
Volunteers and interns will gain hands-on experience and contribute to all major aspects of the business, including tours on the water, equipment
maintenance, office work, marketing, conservation, research and customer service.

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS:

 

  • You will receive assistance with a Job application to any of the 140 organisation whom for the World Cetacean Alliance globally.  WCA Partners
  • A chance to develop your knowledge and skills in the Tourism industry
  • Exploring different roles of Certified Guide or Guest Services to see what you would like to pursue.
  • Getting insight into the way Tourism businesses work and what challenges they face on a daily basis
  • The opportunity to create a network of contacts and work opportunities
  • Gaining valuable Quality work experience to set you apart from other candidates.
  • Acquiring university module credits.
  • Applying the concepts and strategies of academic study in a live-work environment.

 

How to Apply :

 

To Recieve Full Details for the Volunteer Internship

 

  • Complete a Certified Marine Guide Course CMG
  • Fill in Below contact form

 

 

 

Internship for Guest Services, Sales and Marketing Internship Responsibilities;

  • Bookings in E-Ko Shop and daily schedule updates
  • Sales in E-Ko office and local accommodation providers
  • Mail Chimp sales
  • Community Management - Social Media/Email
  • Respond to all social media and email/chat comments/questions
  • Appropriately - answer questions, like comments etc, within one working hour
  • Using the E-ko tone of voice (kiwi, friendly)
  • Proactively engage with potential customers appropriately
  • Instagram/Facebook
  • Post 1 or more images daily
  • Use appropriate hashtags (Instagram)
  • Grow our organic reach via the appropriate use of hashtags, following other accounts (Instagram)
  • Seek posts from potential customers in Picton, and engage if appropriate
  • Blog
    Produce a detailed blog once per month, working with Digital Marketing Manager on content/copy ideas
  • Video Content
    Produce regular (TBC) short/snackable video content for use on E-Ko social media platforms (instagram, etc)

 

Internship for E-Ko Trainee Guide 
  • The trainee guide is new to guiding and/or guiding with E-Ko. As a Trainee Guide, you will learn the roles and procedures required of the guiding position. This will include the following: 
    • Learn and practice delivering the commentary on all trips offered by E-Ko
    • Learn the various checklist systems
    • Learn and undertake tasks required of a crewmember on board the boat (including working the ropes, mooring/unmooring, cleaning, care of equipment, emergency procedures, etc.)
    • Assisting guides on all trips while learning the general procedures
    • Pre-tour set-up on both boat and office depending on the tour.
    • Pre-tour wetsuit and mask fitting for guests. Learning how to check the swimming forms and procedures in the event of irregularities or issues highlighted by the swim forms.
    • Learning safe swim procedures – including setting up the back deck for dolphin swimming, safety briefing, safe swim procedures, emergency procedures, a swimmer in distress procedures and communicating with the skipper.
    • Learning proper searching techniques for dolphins and other wildlife.
    • Learn to spot, identify and distinguish between the species present in the Queen Charlotte Sound, both on land and in the marine environments.
    • Learn to understand and identify animal behaviours – particularly dolphins.
    • Become familiar with the Marine Mammal Regulations and how to behave around marine mammals in the water.

     

    By the end of the ‘Trainee’ period, the guide should have competently learned all the above procedures and be able to undertake trips with the support of another guide or target assessment for a paid Guide position.

  • You will be assessed within the E-Ko Guiding system and Certified as an E-Ko Guide for land and Sea.

For Further Information and Booking contact us by email or call +64 3 5738040

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