Friday, 26 October 2018

Marketing Internship Opportunity at Bushwise 2018

In this role, your primary responsibility will be to assist the marketing team in the execution of administrative, efficiency building and campaign-related tasks, in an effort to grow the number of leads, traffic and bookings for the various courses on offer at Bushwise Field Guides.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the travel and international development industry, with a willingness to gain work experience while working and learning in a dynamic, non-corporate environment.

Specific responsibilities

  • Maintain contact and build relationships with key stakeholders in the Bushwise market, including South African schools, universities and game lodges, where applicable.
  • Executing administrative tasks, including but not limited to creating a Bushwise digital hub, uploading photos to our systems and the website, assisting with courier tasks, and field visit organisation, among others.
  • Assisting with developing systems for Bushwise Recruitment.
  • Finding and engaging with new outreach avenues for Bushwise.
  • Executing creative marketing campaigns in conjunction with the Marketing Communications lead for GVI and Bushwise.
  • Actively learning about the facets of marketing from a dynamic group of specialists in the broader GVI marketing team.
Key requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant diploma with a leaning towards marketing or PR preferable.
  • A vested interest in and a good understanding of field guiding, nature and the bush.
  • A desire to learn more about the various facets of marketing
Key skills
  • Dynamic and adaptable.
  • Strong relationship management
  • Strong communicator.
  • Highly organised.
  • Strong sense of planning and coordination.
  • Detail-oriented.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a PDF of your CV and a cover letter to In the subject line, include Application for position: Marketing Intern (Bushwise). If you do not hear from us within two weeks, please consider that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.

Company description

Bushwise provides the most comprehensive professional field guide training in South Africa. The courses have been designed to develop highly skilled professionals in the industry and follows the FGASA Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum. All courses are accredited with FGASA (the Field Guide Association of South Africa).

A Bushwise course is all inclusive and offers good value for money considering the potential returns to those wanting to pursue a career in the field guide industry. Bushwise is owned by Global Vision International, and all marketing efforts are coordinated remotely from the GVI Central Support office in Westlake in Cape Town. The Bushwise campus is based opposite the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve, roughly 60 km from Hoedspruit.

The GVI family began back in 1997 and we are one of the world’s leading volunteering organisations. Since then we have sent over 25,000 participants across the world and employed over 500 staff worldwide. We run programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by our own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. We live by our mission and our values as a family include Respect and Trust, Passion and Commitment, Fun, Family and Inspire.

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