Tourism internship in Sweden - Work experience in adventure tourism, outdoor tourism and ecotourism
Tourism internship and volunteer work at Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve in Sweden.
Internship - Working experience in Sweden
Trainees on the internship program will follow the daily work and work together with the staff at Nordic Discovery and learn about Swedish adventure, outdoor and ecotourism. The trainee then gains practical knowledge as well as on-the-job instruction from the ordinary staff. There is the possibility of discounted accommodation in a self-catering cottage. Internship certificate will be provided, and there is a chance of future employment if the trainee proves to be suitable.
Internship - Working experience, working tasks
The internship work is very varied as the spectra of outdoor activities Nordic Discovery offer is broad. We work on a daily basis after bookings. The different bookings each day will affect what we will be doing to make each booking happen. There are also booking administration, marketing, accounting and maintenance work besides the daily running of Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center, Wilderness Lodge , Wilderness Cottage, River Lodge and the Wilderness Camping.
Internship - Working experience goal
The goal with the internship is that the trainee completing the internship program should evolve and learn as much as possible about the tourist trade on the spot. The first goal is that that the trainee acquires competence in reception, information and provision of outdoor equipment to small groups on self-guided tours. The second goal is that the trainee reaches the level of competence to assistant in a professional manner on guided tours. The ultimate goal is that the trainee reaches the competence and development to function as the first or the second guide on guided tours.
Internship - Working experience requirement
Trainees applying for internship at Nordic Discovery's Adventure Center, should have a genuine interest in outdoor activities and nature. As the Adventure Center is located in the middle of the forest, and driving is a part of the work, a driving license is required.
Available internship periods 2020
22 April - 22 September 2020.
1 May - 1 October 2020.
15 May – 15 October 2020.
Available internship periods 2021
15 April - 15 September 2021.
1 May - 1 October 2021.
15 May – 15 October 2021.
Other internship periods after agreement.
Internship - Working experience the summer 2017: Alana and Charlotte kayaking in the Malingsbo-Kloten Nature Reserve in Sweden.
Volunteer work in Sweden
The idea with the volunteer agreement is to give the volunteer a chance to stay and learn about Sweden and get the opportunity to do a lot of outdoor activities in return for work. The volunteer work program is between 1 day and 6 months and is based on benefits which increase on a time scale. The program starts with accommodation in self-catering cottage and access to outdoor equipment and ends with all living costs included and paid travel expenses. No experience needed.
Volunteer workers staying for more than 2 weeks will receive a written documentation of their stay, with the CEO of Nordic Discovery as a reference person. Something which has proved to be very appreciated by employers due to the fact that the document prove the volunteer worker’s guts and ambition to travel to an another country and help out and learn with other priorities than earning a salary. The document has proved to be crucial to young volunteers applying for their first job.
Volunteer work - Working tasks
The work is very varied as the spectra of outdoor activities Nordic Discovery offer is broad. We work on a daily basis after bookings. The different bookings each day will affect what we will be doing to make each booking happen. There are also maintenance work besides the daily running of the Adventure Center, Wilderness Lodge , Wilderness Cottage, River Lodge and the Wilderness Camping. What each volunteer in particular will be doing depends on each volunteer’s skills and capacity.
Volunteer work requirement
Volunteers applying for the volunteer program should have an interest in outdoor activities and nature. It is an advantage if you have a driving license.
Available volunteer work positions
Available volunteer work periods: There is at the moment no positions available.
Differences between the internship and the volunteer programs
The internship program is the best if you want to learn as much as possible about the trade, active nature tourism. In the internship program Nordic Discovery will invest time in teaching while the work is proceeding. As Nordic Discovery will invest time in teaching you will organize your own food and pay a discounted fee for accommodation. The program is regarded as education by learning the trade by working on the spot.
The voluntary work program is based on work and the volunteer workers will work of their expenses (food and accommodation) during their stay.
Provides the possibility for webmasters and professionally-skilled craftsmen (there is ongoing refurbishment works in 3 buildings) to combine holidays with work. The idea with the working holiday agreement is to give the person on working holiday the possibility of having a holiday without having to spend money. Accommodation in self-catering cottage or board and accommodation (depending on the agreed hours of work).
Positions available for carpenters, electricians, plumbers, persons experienced in outdoor operation booking systems and persons experienced with website work in the program WordPress.
Applicants must have: Suitable tourism education, a passion for outdoor activities, a genuine will to give our clients the best experience possible and a driver’s license. There is the possibility of discounted accommodation in a self-catering cottage.
The best way to prove who you are, to learn about the routines at the Adventure Center and to show what you are able to is to start applying to the internship or the volunteer work programs.
At the moment no positions available unless that you have very high skills in Swedish wildlife.
If you are interested in internship, volunteer work or the working holiday program
Please send your CV together with a photo of yourself. Advice when you would like to come, for how long and which program you are applying for.
Terms and conditions for the program of interest will be sent to you.