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Andaman Discoveries Seeks Long-Term Volunteer / Intern

The Andaman Discoveries’ team participates in a teambuilding exercise at Our Jungle House in May 2009.

Are you a student or recent graduate eager to gain more hands-on experience in marketing, tourism, and community development? Or are you a professional ready to take a career break, but want to utilize your skills? If yes, then Andaman Discoveries wants to hear from you.

Andaman Discoveries is a leader in sustainable travel in Thailand that allows visitors and volunteers to directly support community education, village-led conservation, and cultural empowerment. We are seeking a long-term volunteer and/or intern to join our team.

Our organization provides an opportunity to help in many areas including marketing and program development. If you are self-motivated with a passion for sustainable tourism and community development, then this is the ideal position for you!

Long-Term Volunteer / Intern Position Details:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze marketing data
  • Generate customers for community-based tourism products through promotion to tour operators and independent travelers, both domestic and international
  • Work with communities to develop marketable products
  • Produce marketing materials
  • Conduct media outreach and coordination of promotional visits and familiarization trips
  • Help build long-term relationships between community members and customers that will sustain community-based tourism

Qualifications:

  • Interest in community development at grassroots level
  • Experience in the tourism industry and marketing, particularly with community-based or ecotourism
  • Excellent communication skills, methodical, organized and flexible for multiple assignments
  • Highly motivated and proactive
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as internet research skills
  • Ability to work well with others, be creative, and have fun

Start Date: August/September 2009

Length of Contract: Four months minimum (longer commitments are preferred)

Location: Kuraburi, Phang-Nga Province, Thailand

Accommodation: Andaman Discoveries will help find accommodation — many options are available for a variety of budgets. Clean, comfortable bungalows are available for 2,000 baht (£32, US$57) a month.

Financial Compensation: This is not a paid position. Staff can expect to spend around 100 baht (£1.60, US$4) on food a day.

Contact: Please apply online at: www.andamandiscoveries.com/news.internship.html

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