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BUNAC Launches New Internships Abroad Programme

One of the UK’s leading providers of overseas work placements, summer camp adventures and gap year experiences, BUNAC has announced the launch of a brand new Internships Abroad programme


Initial Opportunities In Catering & Hospitality In Five US States

London, 17th January 2011:  One of the UK’s leading providers of overseas work placements, summer camp adventures and gap year experiences, BUNAC has announced the launch of a brand new Internships Abroad programme, with the first salaried placements due to start in April 2011.  

Designed to provide career-enhancing skills and invaluable hands-on work experience, particularly for students and graduates aged 18 plus, the first internships available are aimed at those wishing to work in the catering and hospitality industries.

Successful candidates for the Internships Abroad programme will be given the opportunity to work for three to nine months in a hotel or lodge situated in a beautiful location in one of five national and state parks in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Virginia or Washington.

Interns will receive formal training in advanced culinary skills, improve their knowledge of food preparation, cooking techniques and sanitation, and learn how to succeed in a fast-paced culinary environment.  In addition, rotational training will be provided in gourmet food and beverage, as well as the chance to train more independently in the food production process.

Comments BUNAC Director Callum Kennedy:  “The new Internships Abroad programme is a great way for university-level students, graduates and those looking to kick-start their careers to gain experiential education in a fantastic setting in the US.”  

He continues:  “BUNAC organises a secure job with a competitive salary, pre-arranges accommodation, helps to smooth the visa application process, sorts out travel and health insurance and provides 24-hour support for interns during their work placements.  What’s more, when they have completed their internship, the successful candidates have up to 30 days to enjoy travelling around the US.  It’s a win-win situation!”

Applications for the Culinary Internships must be received by 31st January 2011.  Interested parties should visit: www.bunac.org.uk/uk/intern/ to ascertain whether they are eligible to apply and, if so, download, complete and return the application form along with their CV, a passport photo and a covering letter stating why they feel they would be suitable for this programme to internshipsusa@bunac.org.uk or Internships USA, BUNAC, 16 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0QH.

For further information telephone BUNAC on 020 7251 3472.

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•   Culinary Internships are salaried at rates ranging from $8.75 to $10.30/hour.

•   Programme fees range from £1,500 (internships of up to 5 months) to £2,300 (internships of 9 to 12 months) including interview, salaried placement, help with visa administration, 24-hour support throughout the programme, health and travel insurance, and the option of one month to travel in the US at the end of the placement. Accommodation is pre-arranged by the host company and may, in some cases, be subsidised.

•   In addition to Internships Abroad, BUNAC offers a wide range of work abroad programmes in the USA (including Work America, Summer Camp USA and KAMP), Canada, Australia and New Zealand, plus volunteer programmes in Africa (South Africa, Ghana), Asia (India, Cambodia, China) and the Americas (USA, Costa Rica, Peru).
•   BUNAC is a founding member of Year Out Group.

PRESS: Visit the website at  www.bunac.org.uk/uk/intern
Download a copy of the current brochure and view all press releases: www.bunac.org/press
For further information, photography, or to interview BUNAC Director Callum Kennedy, contact Fiona Elliott at Counterpoint PR, tel 020 8398 1788 or 07917 322501, email Fiona.elliott@counterpointllp.com
Alternatively, contact BUNAC: Vicki Cunningham or Davida Cronin, tel: 020 7251 0662 (please quote 020 7251 3472 in articles).
E-mail:  vicki.cunningham@bunac.org.uk or davida.cronin@bunac.org.uk

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As the UK’s leading non-profit travel club, BUNAC offers great-value working holidays, summer camp and volunteer projects in some of the most exciting destinations on earth!

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