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Outdoor Adventure Internship: Paradliding


Organization: The organization is a fresh, highly motivated outdoor adventure company with an impressive local and international clientele. The organization is based in Cape Town and was established in 2003, and officially registered in 2009. It specializes in tandem paragliding. On average, the organization has 450 passengers per annum, and most flights take place from either Lion’s Head or Signal Hill. These locations are some of the most visited in Cape Town by tourists and easy accessible. When his feet are on solid ground, the owner Jan and his network of ambassadors spend their time promoting the company. Thanks to his marketing background, Jan has an extensive network of client contacts, agents and operators through which he ensures a positive image for the company. This affords him the opportunity to keep on doing what he does best – paraglide!


The scope of the position it’s quite wide as the intern is involved in all business matters and tasks. This is an opportunity to gain an overall view of a small business in the Tourism Industry. Due to the nature of this business, work is depending on wind & season. Therefore working hours can vary, and on some days the team can be busy from 07h00am to 10h00pm. The company will set off overtime with free hours on other days.


  • Office administrative work
  • Client Service, e.g. answering phone calls, responding to emails or direct requests in person
  • Manage bookings enquires and follow up till final booking via telephone, email or face to face
  • Planning and execution of new business plans
  • Basic accounting of incoming business
  • Marketing on different levels (written or face to face)
  • Evaluation of marketing plan & driving marketing plans
  • Creating and developing sponsorship proposals
  • Public relations management
  • Organizing business day & business meetings
  • On side support to the pilots
  • Building up new business relationships
  • Organizing Team for the flying day
  • Running business projects
  • Design of new promotion projects
  • Analysis of competitors
  • Integration into new designs of business items, e.g. Website, brochures etc.
  • On-the-spot organizations
  •  Learn selling techniques

Requirements: The intern must be:

  •  Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Have excellent organization and communication skills
  • Good Team player and “can do” attitude
  • Outgoing, open for new idea and an outdoor person
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Mature and responsible
  • Comfortable working in a pressurized environment
  • Pro-active approach
  • Smart attitude and happy person
  • A driving license is a must and any additional language will be of benefit
  •  This is a great opportunity for a well-organized, self motivated and confident individual.


  • Positive Environment
  • Work outdoor
  • Learn all aspects of a business
  •  Enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world

Start: flexible

Duration: at least 3 months

Field: Business/ Marketing / Tourism

Location: Cape Town – City

Start: Flexible

Duration: minimum 3 months

Field:Tourism/Bussiness administration/ marketing

Location: Cape Town, City

Services included:

  • Mediation of the internship
  • Written confirmation
  • Regular meetings
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Activities suggestions
  • Welcome pack with tourism information

Additional services (optional):

  • Accommodation service in a shared apartment or host family
  •  Airport Shuttle
  •  Car rental agency