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Global Treks and Adventures
Posted: December 29 2016
Company Location: Winona, MN
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Position: 6 Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 05/21/17 — 08/11/17 (Flexible)
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DescriptionGlobal Treks and Adventures is an international travel company that also leads research expeditions to remote locations in order to publish field guides and visitor guides to those regions.
Responsibilities“If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you” Richard Branson.
This internship offers you the opportunity to help conduct research from a sailboat for 8 days: January 5-12th, 2017. Follow up research will be conducted remotely from your home or university. Your work will be used in the development of a guide to that region.
We are currently looking for interns interested in getting out of their comfort zones and traveling abroad for the following expeditions:
Iceland: In this research expedition you will be exploring Reykjavik and the southwest region of Iceland. Researchers will be developing a cultural and field guide to the most populated region of this island nation.
Samoa, South Pacific (Oceania): Samoa is made up of two remote islands in the South Pacific. Join the research team in exploring and documenting the cultural and natural resources of the Polynesian people and these two remote islands. The focus of this research expedition will be to develop a cultural and field guide of this island group.
Spanish Virgins Islands: Interested in conducting environmental and cultural research, exploring numerous remote Caribbean islands and reef, and learning how to sail? This research expedition will focus on developing a mobile App of the Spanish Virgins Islands in the Caribbean.
•We are looking for students of all majors. Focus areas include GIS, marine life, oceanography, geology, tourism, economics, natural sciences, travel writing/blogging, anthropology, as well as students interested in the making of a documentary of the expedition.
•Action Research at expedition destination (8 days).
•Mobile Research from any location (1-3 months/10 hours per week following field visit)
•Interested in earning college credit? We will work with your university to ensure that you receive 3-6 credits for your contribution to the field guide.
•There are numerous grants and scholarships through universities and outside sources that may help fund your travel.