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Internship Program

The Jesus Trail is a 40-mile hiking trail in the Galilee region of Israel that connects sites from the life of Jesus.  The trail is marked and open to the public.   We work to create hiker resources, orient and educate hikers, network and develop local businesses, and conduct PR to raise awareness about the trail.  Jesus Trail interns will be integrally involved in resource development and marketing this world-class experience and exciting start-up in the field of responsible ecotourism and narrative tourism.

Qualifications:

  • Avid hiker and traveler, WFA or WFR certification a plus
  • Self-motivated
  • International experience, second language a strong plus (especially Arabic and/or Hebrew)
  • Leadership experience
  • Commitment to the Jesus Trail philosophy
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in field of biblical studies, middle eastern studies, public relations, marketing, anthropology or environmental science

Additional desirable skills:

  • Office administration experience
  • Photography and/or videography
  • Social media and marketing experience
  • Web design (HTML, PHP/MySQL)

Responsibilities

  • Walking the Jesus Trail, studying the guidebook and becoming an “expert” on the Jesus Trail experience
  • Orienting hikers with accurate and helpful information
  • Communicating with local businesses to coordinate hiker services
  • Writing regular blog updates and maintaining Jesus Trail’s social networking presence
  • Identifying and contacting relevant opinion leaders and organizations to raise awareness about the Jesus Trail
  • Interviewing hikers and writing up or videotaping short “hiker profiles” for the Jesus Trail website
  • Meeting with members of the press who wish to do a story about the Jesus Trail

Internship periods:

  • Rolling application process on a case by case basis

The Jesus Trail intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week with at least two days off per week.  Some travel required.

The Jesus Trail can provide a qualified intern with free basic housing in Nazareth.  At this time we are not able to cover transportation to Israel or non work-related in-country transport.

Application process:

Please email the following toJTinterns@abrahamhostels.com

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume/CV
  • Two writing samples
  • Contact information for three references (prefer employment or academic)
  • Portfolio (optional)


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