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Intern Cook Islands

Intern Cook Islands is a meeting place for Tourism and Hospitality businesses, professionals and aspiring professionals who seek opportunities to support the drive for excellence.

What is Intern Cook Islands?

Developed by the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, this programme introduces young Cook Island graduates to Cook Islands businesses with the mutual opportunity to work together to develop their skills and expand their knowledge in their preferred field within hospitality and tourism.

Interns receive practical work experience in the Cook Islands whilst developing their overall business skills. Internships are key to building confidence and employers are more likely to employ a graduate who has had extensive work experience.

How does it work? 

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation are working in collaboration with local businesses to match suitable graduates to their ideal career field. This provides our Cook Islands businesses with the support they require to be successful as well as molding our young people into exceptional professionals.  The internships vary in timeframe and field. Businesses will sometimes offer compensation for work completed, at their own discretion. This is often in the form of an allowance, credit, or accommodation.

Interested? Next steps

Graduates and Students

  • Prepare your CV and cover letter
  • Please contact your preferred businesses directly with your attached CV and cover letter

Be a part of a network of professionals striving to showcase and develop the people and businesses of the Cook Islands! Join Intern Cook Islands!

For more information email [email protected]

An example of a CV that you may use to replicate
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Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa - Titikaveka, Rarotonga
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa is Rarotonga's multi award winning luxury accommodation and Spa in the Cook Islands consisting of seven high end luxury Villas situated on Muri lagoon.
Belinda & Andrew Griffin have an extensive background in event management; hospitality and 5 star luxury accommodation.  Three years ago they bought Rumours and have built on the solid reputation to create Rarotonga’s premium retreat.
We are a small team of eight; our focus is all about our guests; we provide round the clock concierge service and we are looking for a happy, confident PA to assist in the smooth running of our main reception.

For more information Contact Belinda Griffin [email protected]

Fave Designs
Fave designs is a print and graphic design business based in Avarua. Fave Designs has three main components to its core business. Graphic Design, Garment Printing and a Retail Outlet that stocks popular apparel and footwear brands such as Converse, AS Colour and upcoming local brand South Intl. An Internship at Fave Designs would provide the successful candidate with a wealth of experience in the creative industry. We are looking for individuals that are creative and take initiative, have some knowledge in graphic design are computer literate and have a big smile.

Ana File-Heather – [email protected]
+682 23283


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