Israel - Jerusalem Hostel Marketing and Travel Internship
Join GoEco for an unforgettable internship at the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem – see the holy city through an eco lens, while gaining valuable industry experience.
|Location of Project||Jerusalem, Israel|
|Project Length||Min 8 weeks - Max 12 weeks|
|Arrival Airport||Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv|
|Volunteer Work||Internship for tour manager and marketing assistant|
|Age||21 - 45|
|Accommodation||Dormitory room suitable for 5 people|
|Support||Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support|
|Pre-Departure Kit||Full project details will be sent following registration|
|Orientation||All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival|
What's Not Included
Jerusalem is not just Israel's capital, but a cultural hub and one of the oldest cities in the world. The hostel is located in the center of the city close to great cafe's, the Mahane Yehuda market, and other important city icons. With just a short walk to the old city of Jerusalem, one can discover the diverse cultural experience of each the Jewish, Arabic, Christian and Armenian quarters.
About the Project
The Abraham Hostel is best known for its initiatives in recycling and waste management, organic gardening and composting, and interaction with the surrounding communities. The hostel aims to provide a unique eco-friendly travel experience for backpackers. Abraham was one of the Jewish forefathers, best known for his hospitality to strangers in the desert. The Abraham Hostel aims to pass on this legacy of hospitality. Participating in the Abraham Hostel's internships is a great way to experience Israel while getting hands on hospitality and marketing experience.
Internship Work and Contribution
As an intern you will assist the Abraham's Tour Manager in maintaining and developing various tours and activities for independent travelers in Israel and the region, while communicating frequently with travelers. You will also assist marketing efforts by scripting marketing materials, generating quality photos and videos of various tours and activities currently offered; and prepare them for use on the website, social media, and printed materials.
Interns will further develop their skills while learning and growing in this unique eco-friendly environment; they will not only gain an insight into the tourism and hospitality industry but also have an invaluable experience in discovering Israel. There is some contribution to the general maintenance and running of the hostel, however interns are encouraged to take the initiative to create new ideas that could be implemented into the hostel environment.
Volunteers are required to work 5 days a week, 6 hours a day, however the schedule can be flexible
Accommodations: volunteers will be staying in dormitories at the hostel that sleep around five people. Dormitories are mixed, however separate female ones are available on request. Volunteers are welcome to use the hostel facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and tv area, computer room, laundry facilities, bar, and rooftop terrace.
Food: breakfast is the only meal provided (cereal, granola, bread, vegetables, jam, butter, fruit, coffee and tea). The Mahane Yehuda fresh food market is right outside the hostel's front door, so it is convenient to buy groceries to prepare in the hostel's fully equipped kitchen. Budget around $100 per week for lunch and dinner.
Internet: wireless internet available throughout the hostel as well as a computer room
Laundry: washing machines available at a small fee
The Abraham Hostel is located at the heart of the city just 15 minutes away from the central bus station and close to other attractions such as Mahane Yehuda and The Old City. Besides discovering all Jerusalem has to offer, participants have the opportunity to travel all over Israel, taking in the sights and even getting to guide some of the tours themselves. Israel has many great things to discover no matter which direction you travel, volunteers can use their spare time to discover all the amazing, historical, and cultural wonders Israel has to offer.
- Minimum age 21 - 45
- Minimum of 6 weeks participation (5 days a week, 6 hours a day)
- Native English speaker
- Ability to assist with scripting and marketing materials (including basic graphic design skills)
- Must provide own laptop to work on
- Competent computer skills and the ability to work with Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, or other video and photography editing programs- an advantage
- High level photography skills including having a medium to high grade SLR digital camera with ability to edit both stills and video materials
- Ability to update social media platforms and implement social media marketing strategies
- Well traveled with a love for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking