LocalAventura is an online platform where adventurous travelers can book authentic tours with passionate local guides throughout Latin America. We are currently searching for brilliant Stanford students to join our team as fellows. Our fellows are given the option to work full or part time, and have the unique opportunity to work either abroad in Latin America with us or remotely. As a member of 500 Startups, we can offer students tangible networking and professional growth opportunities within a fun and fast-paced startup environment.
In the past we've had wonderful experiences working with Stanford students and we would love to see if any more students are interested! Below I have included a short and long description, please circulate whichever you prefer.
1) Short Description
Looking for experience working with an exciting travel startup? Love traveling and Latin America? LocalAventura, a member of the elite accelerator program 500 Startups, is looking for talented individuals in a variety of fields to help lead our startup to success. By working with us, you will be given the chance to either work remotely or at our current headquarters in Mexico City. We guarantee all our fellows the same: critical startup experience, career mentorship, contacts with important professionalS - all while working with a fun and creative team. You will also be given the opportunity to personalize your internship to your specific interests and gain experience in fields you may have never worked in before. We have openings for both tech and business roles.
So what exactly is LocalAventura?
LocalAventura is an online platform where adventurous travelers can book authentic tours with passionate local guides throughout Latin America. We are a unique online marketplace that allows travelers to find, book, and pay for off-the-beaten-path tours with trusted local guides all in one place. We work to empower our local guides by giving them access to a global clientele, allowing them to make a living doing what they love. By connecting locals and travelers and allowing them to to explore the world together, it is our hope that we can create a newfound appreciation for the world in which we live.
If you are interested and want more information, send Cait an email at email@example.com
2) Long Description
Fellowship opportunity at LocalAventura, an exciting pre-profit travel startup!
Company: LocalAventura is an online platform where adventurous travelers can book authentic tours with passionate local guides throughout Latin America. We are a unique online marketplace that allows travelers to find, book, and pay for off-the-beaten path tours with trusted local guides all in one place. We work to empower our local guides by giving them access to a global clientele, allowing them to make a living doing what they love. Similar to Uber, our guides get to be their own bosses and we find them clients. By connecting locals and travelers and allowing them to explore the world together, it is our hope that we can create a newfound appreciation for the world in which we live.
LocalAventura was founded by Eugena Brown, Andrea Vidler, and Cait Breslin. Gena and Drea are both Wharton MBA alumnae, and Cait graduated from Penn in 2015. The startup launched to the public in March 2016 and is currently participating in the Penn iCorps accelerator, M&T Innovation Fund at Penn, and the Wharton Venture Initiation Program. In July 2016 we were accepted into the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator program, at the Mexico City location.
Our product: We are a curated tour-booking platform for authentic experiences throughout Latin America. We offer a wide variety of products on our platform, including multi-day horseback adventures through the Andes mountains, hiking the W trek in Patagonia, learning to dance tango in Buenos Aires, taking a wine tour through the stunning vineyards of Chile, swimming with whale sharks in Cancun, and tasting the best tacos that Mexico has to offer, to name a few. You can take a look at our full offerings here: https://www.localaventura.com/
- 500 Startups Accelerator Program - Mexico City
- Wharton Venture Initiation Program
- Wharton Latin America Conference Pitch Competition - 2nd Place
- Penn iCorps accelerator
- M&T Innovation Fund at Penn
Position: Our fellowship program involves wearing many hats and being involved in various aspects of the business. Our ideal individual easily moves between an independent work environment and collaborative atmosphere and is comfortable in both scenarios. This person isn’t shy and will be happy to pick up the phone to talk with, interview, or gather information from anyone. We also have a preference for candidates with programming backgrounds, Latin American work and travel experience, and/or Spanish/Portuguese speaking skills. We will also work with you individually to give you opportunities in fields that interest you the most and that you’ve always wanted to try. At the moment we are concentrated on customer acquisition, so experience with marketing, content creation, graphic design, and/or tech/analytics is a plus.
What we offer you: This opportunity will provide you with critical experience working in a startup environment. You will be able to gain broad experience in various aspects of a startup company such as marketing, sales, product development and management, customer relationship management and more. Because we are part of two accelerators, you will have ample opportunities to network with other professionals in the startup, marketing, and tech worlds. Through our mentorshi,p we aim to provide you with the chance to gain unprecedented working skills while also empowering you to take professional and creative initiative.
Hours/week: We are open to working with your schedule, and offer both full time (40 hours/week) and part-time (15-20 hours/week) positions.
Location: We are currently headquartered in Mexico City, due to our participation in the 500 Startups program. No Spanish proficiency is necessary since our team and guides all speak English, however it is viewed as an great asset. Working remotely can also be a possibility.
Timing: We prefer commitments of a minimum of 12 weeks, but are open to being flexible regarding schedules.
Pay: Given that we are a pre-profit startup, this is currently an unpaid opportunity. Since there is no expectation of compensation for this program, we can offer you transferable skills for your educational program and future career, as well as working with your school to offer you course credit. We will provide you with intangibles such as early stage start-up experience, contacts with experienced professionals, recommendations, mentorship, and professional responsibility all within a fun and creative work environment.
If interested: Send an email to Cait at firstname.lastname@example.org; include your resume and a brief description about yourself that lets us know why you feel you would be a great fit for LocalAventura.