The mighty mouse is prevalent on the high seas, in Europe, America and elsewhere. From selling soft toys to dressing up as the face of the company, Disney can help pay the bills racked up on a year out.
In celebration of Guy Fawkes - said to be the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions - who 410 years ago yesterday was caught guarding an unnecessarily large amount of gunpowder beneath the House of Lords, we present three internship opportunities in London, Paris and the European Parliament.
With bars and clubs popular with seasonnaires beginning to announce their opening parties and chalet companies and tour operators filling their Facebook timelines with snowy landscapes, it is getting late to find jobs in European ski resorts. Though ski resort recruitment for the 2015/16 season is drawing to a close we found these three positions advertised in the last few days:
Even in Turkey the summer sun is only just beginning to get serious about beating down on us with any concentrated intensity. The duvet is still on the bed, the fan sits in bits unused on the office floor and, despite being a man overly fond of winter coats and shade, I’ve yet to cast a spiteful eye at the fiery orb in the sky and wish it would just bugger off already. Nonetheless, recruitment for the ski season is already well under way.
Billing itself as the world’s most unusual building site, Chateau Guédelon is an archaeological experiment. Using 13th century building methods a team of quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters, and their horses, are building a castle out of wood and stone using techniques resurrected from illustrations and other sources.
If you think the carrot has mystery, (though not so much that flowers are essentially tarts; prostitutes for the bees), then we have five help exchanges – ranging from stately homes to alternative lifestyles - for green fingered volunteers.
Sporty and active travellers can save their travel budget for something pretty by swapping their skills and muscle for food, accommodation and equipment hire. The four hosts below each offer the opportunity to get onto lakes, mountain trails or river rapids without having to spend a cent.
While those looking to spend a couple of weeks whizzing up and down mountains and in and out of bars have plenty of time before they need to book their hols, those of us wanting a job in Europe's ski resorts have to start acting now.
We have written about volunteering in cave hotels already after we stayed in one in Turkey a few years ago. The owner told of his need for volunteer staff and one of our readers later applied for the position and sent us a report of his experience volunteering in Cappadocia.
Last Friday we highlighted working in summer camps but other countries also have summer camps but with the focus for participants centred more on learning English rather than sports and outdoor activities.