Outdoor Adventure Intern at Journey Wilderness Adventures
- Posted: 8/20/2013
- Location: Western China
- URL: http://www.jwatrips.com
- Salary/Range: Volunteer
- Hours: Full Time
The Outdoor Adventure Intern Program would provide you with the following:
- An unforgettable cross-cultural experience living and working in Western China in remote mountains in close relationship with local Tibetans and Chinese
-An excellent real life application of the principles you have learned in your Outdoor Education curriculum (you would actually be leading and managing 5-10 day backpacking trips under our supervision, not just sitting at a desk the whole time).
-Language development opportunities in both Chinese and Tibetan
-Guiding and leadership experience on the field
-Possibilities to access pro-deals and discounts on gear
-Possibilities to work long term for one of China's most unique and well-positioned companies as we look at growing and moving forward
Interns would be expected to provide their own:
-Airline tickets (usually about $1,200 to $1,500 for a round trip ticket back and forth from America)
-Room and board (rent is usually about $100-$300 per month per apartment and local Chinese food can vary from $1.00 for a hearty bowl of noodles to coffee shops and cafes that have prices comparable prices to those in America).
-Visa - this would probably be a tourist visa into China although we could look at helping them get a one year student visa as well if they were interested in learning Chinese or Tibetan in a university setting.
However, we would be happy to assist you in finding housing and hosting you as you navigate a new, unfamiliar culture. We would also invest in your lives as we worked closely with you to train and disciple you about how to run a successful backpacking business and how to live out His principles on the field. And costs including transportation and food during trips would be provided.
Qualifications for Interns:
-No previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is required. Most of our clients speak English
(Although knowledge in this area would be helpful to assist with logistics in booking accommodations and running logistics with locals)
-Flexibility and open mindedness and an interest in encountering new cultures
-WFR certification is preferred. If not, some backcountry medicine experience- either in CPR or WFA
-A good work ethic
-Physical stamina to carry a 40 lb backpack for a 5-10 day backpacking course at high altitudes
-Basic principles in leadership development and teamwork
-Spiritual maturity and the ability to represent Father's heart in a new culture
-Some experience in the outdoors
These are some of the trips we will be looking to run in the next year or two:
1. Destiny Discovery Quest Wild-
The Destiny Discovery Quest is program that uses guided, professional counseling over a 20 hour course to help people discover their own potential and design as Father has made them. We are hoping to incorporate this program into a backpacking trip to give it a greater impact with more chance for reflection in beautiful surroundings.
For more information look at:
2. International School trips for teens in Shanghai and Beijing-
These trips will focus on a cultural experience for kids who have grown up in China's big cities and do not have exposure to the cultures and beauty of western China. These trips can range in focus and may incorporate elements of service, leadership, teamwork, cultural enrichment, and education.
3. Retreat and refreshment trips for adults and teens-
These trips allow those foreign workers in our country to be able to pull away from the stresses of life in an unfamiliar culture and reconnect with their Father through the outdoors.
4. Leadership training for business and management-
We hope to be able to provide a high class experience or foreign and local businessmen so that they can go through a leadership and team building experience using the experiential education model.
Thank you for your consideration.
Qinghai Programs Director
Journey Wilderness Adventures
To Apply: Send resume to Ben at: