Travel for free: STA Travel offers student internships
Last week I told you about the best job in the world. Well, best is, of course, subjective and from a traveler’s point of view, sitting on an island shilling for the Queensland tourism board, might not sound quite as good as it does to your average citizen.
If you’re looking for something with more emphasis on traveling, the folks over at STA Travel wrote to let us know about what they think is the best job in the world — being the new STA Travel intern.
This year marks the third year STA Travel has offered an intern position, but unlike previous years there are now two positions available. If you’re interested here’s what the job entails:
The program starts out with two weeks in Fiji volunteering at a local school and enjoying a few vacation days.
The interns then head to Australia, India, Kenya and Tanzania, before heading to Berlin to sample Europe with stops including Poland, Denmark and Russia. The trip finishes with a backpacking adventure in Scotland and tour of all that Ireland has to offer.
As for the job part, you’ll just need to keep a video diary, informing and entertaining the world with your adventures (which also sets you up to parlay your experience into that Travel Channel hosting gig you’ve been lusting after).
The application process is similar to the Queensland job, just fill out the form and create a video explaining why you’re the best candidate. Unlike the Queensland job, STA is crowd sourcing the decision process, allowing anyone to vote for their favorite candidate. You can check out the submissions so far on YouTube.
Unfortunately the STA position has a few more restrictions than the Queensland job: you’ll need to be a US citizen and under the age of 26.
If you meet the requirements, head over to the STA site and fill out the application, the deadline is .
If, like me, you’re too old, you’ll have to settle for the Queensland opportunity. Life just isn’t fair.