Location The Hague – online, work from home and at the office
Hours per week 36-40
Compensation Euro 628 per month (40 hours)
Level HBO/WO Bachelor
Field International Tourism, Tourism management, Development studies, Marketing, Consulting
Deadline for response: February 10, 2022
Period 6 months
Starting date March 1, 2022
Community-based tourism is a form of sustainable tourism where local communities invite tourists into their communities, giving travelers insight into their culture and the opportunity to connect closely with the local community. Community-based tourism is a promising segment as travelers are increasingly looking for unique and authentic experiences. Experiences such as homestays, farm visits, cooking and crafting together, and more that shows insight in their daily lives.
Community based tourism could be a way to create a futureproof tourism sector where we sustain local culture and nature for future generations.
Are you interested in an internship in which you could research community based tourism and provide practical solutions which apply to Bonaire?
- Do you know how to analyze experiences (with community based tourism) in similar communities and provide practical, creative and innovative solutions?
- Are you interested in collaborating and working with stakeholders on Bonaire to research the possibility of community based tourism?
- Do you know creative ways to turn (local) daily activities in to leisure and events for the tourism sector?
You are in the right place with us. As an intern, you can work as an intern project coordinator on the Community Based Tourism project. Together with the team you will research and analyze the possibilities of community based tourism on Bonaire.
By collaborating with local entities and stakeholders on Bonaire (and the Netherlands) and analyzing the experiences of similar communities.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is a government agency which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. We support entrepreneurs, NGOs, knowledge institutions and organizations. We aim to facilitate entrepreneurship, improve collaborations, strengthen positions and help realize national and international ambitions with funding, networking, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.
At the RVO, you respond to the needs of entrepreneurs in innovative ways with your curiosity and creativity. As an intern, you will analyze the possibility of community based tourism on Bonaire by working together with local entities and stakeholders. You will keep track of current developments in this area and know how to indicate them in relevant information for these stakeholders. In order to conduct research on this subject, you are occupied 5 days a week with researching community based tourism and providing practical and creative solutions.
You can clearly put complex topics and issues into words or highlight them. You do this in a multidisciplinary team, with colleagues who, like you, focus on international entrepreneurship.
You are part of the team Cooperation Dutch Caribbean at RVO.
- You support the department and research the possibilities and challenges of community based tourism.
- You will work together with Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) and other stakeholders on Bonaire to analyze the opportunities and possible implementation of community based tourism.
You will investigate if community based tourism is could be a way to create a futureproof tourism sector where we sustain local culture and nature for future generations. If so, you will provide practical creative and innovative ways to apply community based tourism on Bonaire.
- You are a HBO student (or recent graduate) studying (or working in) one of the following fields: international tourism, tourism management, Development Studies, Entrepreneurship, or similar.
- You are enthusiastic and have a proactive work attitude.
- You can work in a collaborative working environment.
- You have excellent oral and writing skills in English.
- Proficiency in written and spoken Dutch is a bonus.
Employment: Intern – Internship supervisor : Caitlin Heide and Ronald Vermeeren
- Minimum hours per week: 32
- Maximum number of hours per week: 40