Jobs in the Field With Gap Year Organisations

Jobs in the Field With Gap Year Organisations

With the announcement of last week’s A Level results most students will start jostling for university places and deciding where they will live for the next few years of their lives. For many other students anticipation will instead be building towards how they will be spending their gap year out.

Armed with university deferments around 7% of UCAS applicants will taking a gap year, with many choosing to let a gap year organisation handle the fine details. Those of us with exams consigned to our past can have our own overseas adventure by joining a gap year organisation as a paid, or expenses paid, staff member.

Youth International

Youth International is an experiential learning programme that combines rugged international travel and outdoor adventure with community service and cultural exchange. Groups of up to 14 people, aged 18 to 25, travel together with two leaders for three months. They are currently advertising in our Jobs Abroad Bulletin for leaders for their South America programme.

Youth International’s leaders have typically worked with the US Peace Corps, taught school or worked for other educational and service programs in Asia, Africa, or South America. Leaders are paid a stipend starting at US $2000 plus expenses, including all flights, travel, and living costs while overseas.

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Frontier post their current vacancies on their site where, today, they are looking for an eco trail leader to lead mobile volunteer travel and conservation experiences in Southeast Asia, a project coordinator in Mexico, and an assistant research officer in Spain.

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Global Vision International

Global Vision International have a whole site dedicated to job opportunities, traineeships and work placements in conservation, wildlife research, international education and managing international volunteers. Positions at the time of writing include a woman’s empowerment officer in Nepal, a PADI dive instructor in Fiji, and a field base assistant manager in Thailand. They also currently have an internship position in Playa Del Carmen beginning in January 2016 for a super organised, well travelled international volunteering enthusiast.

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