Title: Media Intern
Number of Open Positions: 1
Location: Jessore, Bangladesh
Duration: 8 weeks
Salary: 15,000 Tk/ month (room, board, and transportation within Bangladesh are provided; students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Bangladesh)
Panigram Resort will be a socially and environmentally responsible spa resort located in southern Bangladesh. We are developing a luxury boutique resort with a spa and wellness center that protects the natural and cultural heritage of Bangladesh, provides authentic and distinctive travel experiences to discerning travelers, promotes sustainable development, and improves the quality of life in the host community. The media intern will be responsible for photographing the construction of Panigram and writing blog entries for our website (2-3 blogs/ week). This intern will also be responsible for updating our Facebook and Twitter pages and will help us form the social media strategy for the resort. Interns also act as ambassadors for Panigram Resort in our host community and are expected to participate in other activities with the villagers such as Friday English lessons with children and movie night.
Panigram Resort is still under construction, so the interns will be staying in apartments in Jessore City, which is about an hour’s drive from the project site. The accommodation is very basic (no air conditioning, basic furnishings and bathrooms, etc.), but it is a fun environment as all of the interns stay together.
Interns are given some basic Bangla lessons when they arrive so that they can communicate with the villagers. The Bangladeshi people are very warm and hospitable and our past interns have formed some strong bonds with the community.
For logistic reasons, we require all of the interns to arrive on June 1 and complete the full 8 week internship ending on July 30; please only apply if you are able to attend on these dates.
• Film major
• Excellent writing skills
• Has completed at least their sophomore year
• Independent worker
• Comfortable working in foreign cultures
Please send your resume, a writing sample, some sample photographs, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship to email@example.com with the subject “Media Internship” by March 20, 2012. (Applications without cover letters will not be accepted.)