Have you dreamed of an internship in South America? La Bicicleta Verde is happy to offer internships at their Santiago office to young, enthusiastic, hard-working people who have an interest in the tourism industry. Applicants can be Chileans or foreigners but all should have the ability to communicate in Spanish at a minimum intermediate level.
Internships can be in a variety of areas such as marketing, promotion, public relations, and operations.
If you have any specific skills that you are good at, but not might know how they could be helpful to a small tourism business, just let us know (Do you blog really well, take pictures semi-professionally, are you particularly funny, know how to edit videos, train street dogs, juggle, bake cookies, etc… you never know how weird talents can help small companies).
SEND US YOUR RESUME/CV AT PETER@LABICICLETAVERDE.COM
- Primary Responsibilities:▪ Social Media work (facebook, twitter, instagram) , WordPress management, blog posting
▪ Marketing tasks : Promotion work in hotels, hostels
▪ Work reception area, customer service, help customers from all over the world with tour reservations and bike rentals
▪ Administration work (stats, accounting)
▪ Guide Assistance (Go in tours to assist with customers and assist guide)
- Requirements:Ideal candidates will have the following:
▪ Must speak and write fluently in English or Spanish, ideally both but not requirement.
▪ Advanced PC/Mac/Google drive skills
▪ Experience with at least one special skill (i.e. photography, video, wordpress, copyeditting, SEO, adwords, analytics… we are open to ideas).
▪ Experience in customer service
- Schedule:Monday – Friday: 8:30am-6pm,
We are looking for someone committed to being punctual, responsible, neat, organized, and proactive, as well as contributing to the eco-friendly, fun and tight-knit culture of our team!
- Tareas:▪ Trabajar a la recepción y atender al cliente local y extranjero en persona, por teléfono o por email.
▪ Gestionar la reservación de los tours y el arriendo de bicicleta
▪ Apoyo en coordinación de actividades y nuevos proyectos
- Requisitos:▪ Manejo de idioma Español perfecto y deseable de idioma Inglés.
▪ Educacion y capacitación : Enseñanza Media Completa
▪ Experiencia : Deseable experiencia en el servicio al cliente.
▪ Habilidades y conocimientos específicos : Puntualidad, Responsable, Organizado, Proactivo, y que también puede compartir la buena onda de nuestro equipo.
▪ Deseables competencias en el uso de software Adobe e internet
- Horario:5 días a la semana, uno de ellos debe ser del fin de semana. El día laboral empieza a la 8:30 y se termina a las 18:30, con una hora para el almuerzo.
La mayoría de nuestro equipo fijo ha sido practicante: Queremos verte en acción!
Our Previous Interns
For five months in 2014 I interned at La Bicicleta Verde, mostly working on business development and marketing projects. I can’t speak highly enough about the leadership and entire team here – they are awesome! The Bici Verde and Tours 4 Tips staff really are like one huge family. This is an extremely exciting company to work for: constantly changing, growing, and taking on new initiatives. Outside of the office, Santiago is a stunning city and Chile is a breathtaking country to explore. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to do an internship.
Louise Spratt, U.K:
I worked mostly on blog content management and website translations. What I love about working here is the energy of the team; everyone is so enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. Santiago is, for me, an impressive location in which to work with an eco-tourism company because we are perfectly positioned between the foothills of the Andes (which blow me away every day) and the coast- in fact Chile boasts one of the most diverse natural landscapes you can explore. I’m learning so much every day about Chilean culture and the principles of sustainable tourism.
Jacqueline (Jacky) Calfiñir:
I’ll never regret sending in my CV to th green team; I’ve had the chance to work with talented people, but especially with friendly people who know how to support those who are new to the team and to pass on all the wisdom they have because, I believe, as well as being grateful of the support in the office and on the tours, their objective is to give us interns better tools in order to be great professionals in tourism and service in the future… It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to receive this kind of knowledge direct from the brains behind La Bicicleta Verde. (Jackie is now a full time employee of La Bicicleta Verde working at the forefront)
I am a graduate of Hospitality and Tourism and I found myself partaking in a professional placement at La Bicicleta Verde. I arrived thanks to the director of my university course and the truth is that I was pleasantly surprised by the people who form the team; After one month I realised the trust between employees, together with the care they have shown me has made me feel a part of the family. They gave me the opportunity to personally develop on what I studied and to work alongside Tharsis Andrade in Tour Operations and, despite being new to the company, the amount I learnt from her and from the LBV team means I have more confidence in myself each day and also in the belief that Sustainable Tourism is possible in terms of the city of Santiago.
What inspired me to choose this company was the chance to be able to gain new experiences and make new discoveries not to mention the great working environment. You can tell that all the staff are approachable and happy to help you in any way you need, which is a great motivation to keep working as part of the team.
My name is Gustavo and I’m a graduate of Natural Tourism Business Administration from the professional college Vertical. I am taking part in a professional internship in the area of logistics during which I have had the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the different products, from planning to operations, in addition to interacting with the whole LBV team and learning about the other areas of the company. I admire the fact that the team is willing to give it all they’ve got, to generate a great working environment, empathy and respect.
Sophie de Cordoue:
For three months in 2015, i was a trainee at La Bicicleta Verde where i worked mostly on social media marketing and public relations.
I heard of the company thanks to a report on French TV and i have never regretted sending my resume, it was a really good opportunity. In the past I had been to Chile because i did a university exchange in Santiago but i wanted to come back to discover the working life in particularly in tourism. First, I was really impressed how friendly people is the Green Team were and how they all really like their job. As a trainee i liked to be considered, to be listen and encouraged in my ideas. You can completely rely on them, they are awesome!
Check out her blog on working here at LBV!
I am a student in a French business school and I was an intern at La Bicicleta Verde for 6 months. It was the most amazing experience of my life. Admittedly, Chile is insanely cool and Santiago is a wonderful city. But the green team you will meet in this crazy little company is even more surprising. I learnt about marketing and project management.
I learnt how working in team and in a start-up environment looks like. From online marketing tools management to customer service and assisting on tours as a back-up guide, I’ve was never bored in 6 months of work.
Peter and Joel, the 2 owners, alongside all the managers and staff are the coolest people I met. Both the professional and human experience you’ll get are fantastic. Thank you Green Team for everything, I’ll remember you forever!
Peigi Rodan: Peigi Rodan is my name and being a marketing and communications intern was my game! I studied international tourism management to follow my fate to work here at La Bicicleta Verde for one year. Yep, one year long! And I enjoyed every minute of it from Learning about website design to meeting travellers to putting my studies into practice. And there was also the parties, travels and Chilean culture which I enjoyed learning a lot about. I feel I have grown hugely as a person in my internship here at La Bicicleta Verde and my heart is filled with all the new people that I met.
Graphic design and marketing were my tasks during my 4 months internship. I had the chance to improve my skills in languages, design, customer service and specific software for marketing thanks to the help of Peter, the intern’s group and everyone in the team. It feels so good to have the opportunity to realize projects and not just learn theory. The team of this green start-up is an amazing one: full of energy and judicious advice!
Check out my blog post about my fisrt month at La Bicicleta Verde