Internship applications now open!

Auckland or Christchurch

Adventure Specialties Trust offers several internship positions every year, normally two spots in Auckland and two spots in Christchurch. Applications are now open for joining the team as an intern for 2023!

Outdoor adventure + youth development

The internship is designed for people who are wanting to take their career in the direction of youth development through outdoor adventure. 

As an intern, you will work towards a Certificate in Youth Development (Level 4), studying two days a week with Praxis, an education provider specialising in youth development. While studying, you will also receive on-the-job practical work experience with us by joining our team three days a week. You will help us to organise and lead a variety of different outdoor adventure programmes in a variety of different pursuits, including rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, caving, coasteering, hiking, bush skills, alpine, sea kayaking, surfing, and more!

This combination of study and work experience will head you in the direction of gaining valuable NZOIA outdoor leadership qualifications and NZQA credits, both of which are necessary to work in the outdoor adventure industry. Plus there will be the opportunity to continue working with us as an instructor, once your internship finishes.

What do our interns think?

“There’s real family vibes when you work at AdSpecs. I love that I feel like I matter. Even though I’m just an intern, I feel like my opinions are heard and valid and I feel like if I have any issue that I can talk to anyone of the other staff and even the CEO.”

O.G. (2022 intern)

Find out more

Find out more about our internship programme on the Internship page.

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