Need to get work experience on your career break? A range of well-managed internships (some paid) is available for you to try out your chosen career. 

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The Photo Shed Academy

The Photo Shed Academy offers a unique opportunity to learn photography, videography and editing techniques to enhance your creative abilities while gaining hands-on experience. You will be taught by accredited and award-winning pro photographers and industry leaders who provide both tutoring and mentorship throughout the programme, ensuring that no matter what your skill level, you will leave with world class technical knowledge.

This career break is ideal for you if you want to improve your skills, for your own pleasure or to start a new career as a photographer or photo journalist.

 

Go to the The Photo Shed Academy website

Kaya Responsible Travel

A responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Gold medal winners of “The Best Volunteering Organisation” at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016 and 2014 ( silver in 2015 and 2013).

 

Go to the Kaya Responsible Travel website
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SEE TEFL

TEFL courses in Thailand, with a 94% pass rate. Get an internationally-recognised qualification to teach English abroad. Job guarantee, and volunteering and internship options are also available.

Go to the SEE TEFL website
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BUNAC

BUNAC offers a range of exciting work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes. BUNAC are the work and travel experts and have been helping young people work and volunteer abroad since 1962. Popular gap year destinations include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.

Go to the BUNAC website
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EA Ski & Snowboard

We are a small group of passionate skiers and snowboarders from around the world. Our aim is to create the next generation of successful, international ski and snowboard instructors.

EA Ski and snowboard offer instructor courses in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Switzerland. The instructor courses are designed to fast track your career in the snowsports industry. Interns train, become qualified and work all in one season. Get in touch today to see if you qualify! 

I did EA last year at Revelstoke mountain resort. It was a great way to get into instructing. You get trained up by the best pros on the mountain and then you’re teaching by Christmas. You get the chance to take kids for the first time, who’ve never skied before and throughout the course of the season are up the top of that huge mountain up there and it’s just one of the best feelings. You also just improve your skiing – you’ll be a billion times better skier, you’ll be able to hit all the gnarly stuff up there so yeah – totally recommend EA to you guys.

- Andrew, Ski Instructor Training Internship in Revelstoke

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specialises in gap year, career break and responsible travel. They offer paid work abroad, internships, volunteering options, TEFL courses and travel in some of the worlds most incredible locations.

Go to the Oyster Worldwide website
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Teach English in China

Long-term paid TEFL placements in China, summer TEFL internships in China, and a unique homestay programme where you tutor a Chinese child. A chance to really get to know China while working and travelling there.

Go to the Teach English in China website