It’s time for the best summer ever in the Adventure Capital of the World!

Do you love to ski, travel and spend time in the outdoors?

If you answered yes to these questions, it is time for you to pack your bags and jet off to New Zealand for a ski instructor internship.

Starting in June for ten weeks, this internship is perfect for the uni summer break or is the ultimate kick-start to a gap year.

You will be living in (arguably) the coolest town on the planet, you’ll have an unlimited lift pass for two ski resorts, and you will receive world-class training to become a qualified ski instructor. All this will ensure that you have a guaranteed job earning money teaching people to ski.

All you need to apply for this internship is the ability to ski down blue runs, a positive attitude and be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa – so what are you waiting for? Get in contact today to find out more!

Training in New Zealand as part of a Gap Year

Many interns tell us the most significant part of training to become a ski instructor in New Zealand is that they can make the most of their gap year. Starting a gap year with a ski instructor internship allows you to have an internationally recognised qualification that can then be used during ongoing travel. As you will be fully qualified by the end of August, there is plenty of time to apply for work in Canada, Japan and Europe if your aim is to work back to back winters!

Training on your summer break

What better way to make the most of the long summer break than taking some well earned time out to have fun – while still getting a CV-boosting qualification? Employers love to see diversity and personality on applications. If you have always wanted to travel but are worried about a gap on future job applications, then a ski instructor internship is the perfect option – you get all the fun of a jaunt overseas. Still, the teaching experience gives you skills employers will love.

Why choose Queenstown?

Queenstown is not just an excellent place to ski – it isn’t called the adventure capital for anything! The world is your oyster in Queenstown – from heli-skiing, zip wire and bungy jumping to jet boat tours and skyline luge – we’ve even created a top 10 list of the best activities in Queenstown.

Students make great ski instructors

The winter sports industry is seasonal, and with five peak weeks every year, ski schools worldwide look for ski instructors to come and teach just for those weeks. As a student, you can use your breaks at Christmas, New Year, half term and Easter to get a week or two of skiing in for free! Most employers cover all expenses and pay competitive wages during this time – what more can you ask for?

See our New Zealand Ski Instructor Internship page for more information.