What is it like being an intern at Adventure Specialties Trust?
“In a nutshell, this year has been amazing, challenging and rewarding. I have spent a ton of time in the bush, on the water, clinging on to walls and dangling from ropes. All in the company of a supportive and diverse team of people. The clients that I worked with were from all walks of life and provided me with opportunities to not just help and facilitate activities for them but also to learn a great deal about myself and who I am.
“This year I also had the opportunity to study Youth Development with Praxis. At first, I wasn’t super keen to do this but have ended up enjoying it just as much as the adventures that I’ve been on. Not only was it a lot of fun but I learnt a lot of incredibly valuable information for anyone wanting to work with youth. Topics included trauma and crisis response, developmental theories, activity/adventure-based learning structure and much, much more.
“This #internship has also been challenging. I found the learning curve to be incredibly steep and, at times, I wondered if I was the right person for the job. However, what got me through these times was the wonderful people that I get to work with. In sharing my struggles with them, I found that I wasn’t the first (and won’t be the last) to feel this way. Everyone at Adventure Specialties Trust genuinely wants the best for their teammates.”
– Oli (Auckland #intern, 2022)
Internship 2023 applications are now open!
If you know someone wants to work with young people in an outdoor adventure setting, get in touch!
https://www.adventurespecialties.co.nz > Vacancies > Internships