Diploma: Adventure Tourism Management

Internship Placements

The Internship period is a pivotal part of your educational experience with QRC.

Adventure Tourism Management cannot be learnt by sitting in a class room alone.  It is essential that students get hands on experience to provide them with an insight into the practical nature of the industry.

In addition to further developing their practical skills the internship period also provides students with the opportunity to start their own professional network. A positive internship experience can lead to future job prospects after graduation.

QRC works closely with industry leaders and in many cases QRC students are the employees of choice

Most students undertake their internship within NZ however there is also the opportunity to secure positions internationally.

All internships are fully paid.

Below is a list of employers who have selected Queenstown Resort College students for their internship:

New Zealand Placements

  • Off Road New Zealand, Rotorua           
  • Canyon Swing, Queenstown
  • Real Journeys, Te Anau
  • Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown
  • Kiwi River Safaris. Taupo
  • Fat Tyre Helibiking, Queenstown
  • Snow Park, Cardrona
  • Cardrona Ski field, Queenstown
  • Mitre Peak Cruises, Milford Sound
  • The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company, Waitomo Caves
  • Explore NZ, Auckland
  • Shotover Jet, Queenstown
  • Rakiura Kayaks, Stewart Island
  • AJ Hackett Bungy, Queenstown

International Placements

  • Vail Resorts, USA
  • Gold Coast Jet Ski, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Sun Valley Resort, USA
  • Gold Coast Ski Dive, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Coral Princes Cruises, International

Student Profiles

Makoto Bruderer

Makoto Bruderer

Swiss student, Makoto Bruderer, wanted to see more of New Zealand, so she interned in Auckland at sail company, Explore New Zealand where she worked as a crew member/ sales advisor.

Sarah Clayton-Greene

Sarah Clayton-Greene

Sarah Clayton-Greene worked in Reservations for the world famous Shotover Jet.

Oliver Popley

Oliver Popley

English student, Oliver Popley, worked at Rotorua-based company OffRoad NZ in a Customer Services/ Operations role.

Clare Gordon

Clare Gordon

Clare Gordon worked for Queenstown's InTouch visitor centre as a Sales Consultant.

Tenzin Lal

Tenzin Lal

Tenzin Lal worked in Customer Service at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre in the beautiful Mt Cook National Park.