Intern for a reputable tour agency in the tropics and earn school credit. Sound good? Awesome, because it is not a gimmick and there is more...a lot more.
We are Cacique Cruiser, a guiding operation and travel agency specializing in the remote San Blas islands inside the semi autonomous, indigenous Guna Yala Comarca, Panama. The comarca (territory) is home to not only 365 breathtaking caribbean islands, but also a fascinating indigenous culture and a spectacular amount of wildlife. We have been operating in these islands for over 3 years and are looking for skilled and dedicated interns that seek a truly enriching work/life experience.
Interns with Cacique will be integral and respected members of our small team, and will be immersed in every aspect of our small business. The program has been designed to be diverse and to be a mutually educational experience.
After an extensive onboarding and training process, interns will get to spend several weeks in various aspects of our islands operations, including visiting the postcard perfect islands of Guna Yala. They will also spend several week working in our business operations in the metropolitan city of Panama City Panama. The onboarding process for our interns also includes a business trip to 2-3 other amazing travel destinations in Panama to learn from and work with our hospitality network partners in places like Bocas Del Toro and Santa Catalina Panama.
Actual schedule will depend on company need, school or program requirements, and interns job specific skills or desired areas of development.
Week 1 - Orientation Panama City - 5 day training. This will include reading, projects, shadowing staff members, and practical testing.
Week 2 - Orientation Guna Yala Islands - 5 day training. This will include on the job training, a visit to the islands and an introduction to the culture by our local friends.
Week 3 - Orientation - Roadtrip to visit Cacique Hospitality Network partners. This is intended to better equip our interns with serving our guests. We will send interns to 2-3 locations throughout Panama to visit and learn from Network partners, as well as to promote the Cacique brand.
Week 4 and 5 - Program specific projects.
Week 6 Business Operations & Development
Week 7 Break
Week 8 & 9 - Week 4 and 5 - Program specific projects
Week 10 Business Operations & Development
Weeks 11 & 12 - Program specific projects.
$2500 for a 12 week period / $150 each additional week
This cost covers:
*The phone must be turned in at the end of the program without significant damage in order to receive the deposit refund.
Our program cost does not include: