Internship Program

First One Adventures’ internship program is an exciting leadership development program for young adults who passionate about working with the youth. This 10 months program promises to stretch participant to go beyond and above their call of duty. The program includes weekly leadership development and training, social skills, facilitation of camps and day to day operations at First One Adventures.

Interns play a significant role in our day to day operations of our campsite. From taking care of animals, maintaining the campsite, preparing for camps, engaging with schools and running post camps programs. There is much to learn and to give in our program. Interns are surrounded by a community of First One Adventures staff who serve as mentors to advance our interns to the next phase of their lives.

Interns will be expected to serve on the camp staff from March – December 2019. Interns are responsible for facilitating programs, activities and running camp operations at First One Adventures; this includes guest relations, mentoring young people participating in camps offered by First One Adventures. 

DURATION AND OPERATIONS AT THE PROGRAM

The first class of interns will resume duty from March to December 2019. During the first week of the program, interns will undergo orientation and team building to set the mood for the year ahead.

Interns are expected to work and attend development training, 5 days a week. With a total of 40 hours a week.  Our operating hours are between 08H30 to 16H30. During camps, interns will be roasted according to the need for camps with hours ranging from 07H30 to 22H00. Interns maybe are required to work during weekends to facilitate camps.

Interns will be allowed a total of 15 days of breaks during the 10 months.

Areas to draw practical experience

  • Adventure Facilitation
  • Program Development and Research
  • Marketing and School Outreach
  • Production and Photography
  • Finance and Bookings
  • Animal Keeping and Care
  • Health Care and First Aid

Logistics during the internship program

Interns are offered accommodation on a sharing base and three meals a day at the campsite during the course of the internship program.

Interns who wish to travel will need to make reliable travel arrangements to ensure that they do not compromise their participation in the program.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?

The internship program is open up to young people between the ages 18-30 (At least 18 years of age by the 1 March 2019) years of age. First One Adventures anticipates a placement of up to 10 Interns from March to December of 2019. Interns must have personal maturity to be open and flexible in a new and challenging environment.

Candidates are required to have a minimum Grade 12 NCS Bachelor endorsement with an English Home Language pass of 50% or English First Additional Language at 55% in order to participate in the program. Interns must also be confident in their use of the English language in conversation.

Application and selection procedures

  • All applicants must fill out an application form, together with a motivation video no later than 20th January 2019. (If you do not receive communication from us not later then 10 working days from us after sending in your application, send us an email at interns@firstone.co.za)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed no later than 31st January 2019
  • Outcomes will be communicated on the 5th of February 2019.

For all your queries and questions around the programme communicate directly to the interns’ team at interns@firstone.co.za

APPLICATION FOR 2019 ARE NOW OPEN