Here's the thing...
We created Island Internships with the plan to focus on Bali
... and then decided against it
Hear us out a minute
We ourselves lived in Bali and we obviously love it. But seriously. Being in Bali long enough we keep hearing about the same place: Lombok, the island right next to Bali.
Every. One. That. Goes. To. Lombok. Seems to fall in love with it.
Why? It's like Bali 15 years ago. Unspoiled. A tropical paradise with virgin beaches and untouched nature. So, we packed our bags, went there and... Wow. We were mind-blown.
We want to be fully honest with you. Always. So, what's the truth? Why did we plan to focus on Bali?
Well, literally everyone dreams about Bali as a paradise island.
Which it is! You just have to realise:
Word got out and people came - a lot of them. Dangerously crowded traffic, over-population and over-tourism. All of these are a real thing. Regardless, for us? We could just ignore it, right? It is obviously much easier to sell & do marketing for Bali.
Because of the Bali Romance
But instead of chasing the bigger profits and easier sales?
We decided to focus on Lombok
Let's watch this!
It's seriously worth it.
Wow... here's what blows our mind
This? This is Rare.
All of this infrastructure & those beyond perfect conditions. And yet, it is still underrated with little tourism. Let us be clear:
We’ve been traveling through the remotest parts around the world and this?
All of this uncrowded paradise - combined with the safety and quality of such quickly improving infrastructure? This. is. rare.
So, how did this happen? Well, Bali is the center of tropical tourism, accidentally. Their narrow streets & infrastructure was simply not designed to handle this many people.
Lombok sat right next to it. Watching quietly for decades taught them to build Lombok in a way that combines paradise with good infrastructure.
Today? Only one thing is still missing: tourists.
It’s a pivotal time window that will not stay like this.
Not many can experience something like this. Ever.
But you can. While it lasts.
Okay, that's all positive. But again, we're fully honest with you.
So let's talk about the negative
Cards on the table: what are you getting yourself into?
Well, what makes it special may also make it lonely: Little tourism. After all, what is paradise island without your peers & friends.
Luckily, that’s where we come in. We are actively changing Lombok with momentum for a healthy amount of tourism to happen.
This means you can experience all the untouched nature of Lombok before it becomes as crowded & no longer unspoiled. Which it will not stay for long.
Until then, we are placing hundreds & thousands of students in Lombok. Together, we are organising community events, weekend adventure trips (letting you in on truly hidden gems), all while giving you easy communication among each other.
You combine your career experience with island memories and life-long friends.
Why? Because everyone who comes to Lombok with Island Internships literally has the whole island for themselves, together.
Bali is literally just a boat ride away. Get the best of both worlds. But be based in Lombok. The island described as the closest to paradise on earth.
Okay, so there'll be other island interns with me
But where will we live together?
Senggigi / Mataram
Senggigi is a breath-taking beach town and honestly, pretty strategically located.
Being right next to Mataram, the capital of Lombok, you're close to the hustle and bustle of a truly Indonesian city. Or if you prefer more foreigners, the perfect weekend escape - Gili - is just a 25 min boat ride away. Bali people often call it the best party island in Indonesia.
Both, Senggigi interns and Mataram interns usually choose to live in Senggigi. That way everyone has a shared intern community at the beach.
But of course, there's so much more to all of it. So, if you need help choosing, just DM us on Instagram & we'll personally help you find an island home you love!
Okay, how about Mandalika? Well, it quite literally is the up and coming place in Lombok.
Super popular among tourists that escape the busy streets of Bali and are just looking for a good surf. But it is also one of the most developed areas in Indonesia. Why?
Because Kuta received a US$3 billion investment that includes incredible high ways, a new Moto GP racetrack: all with the aim of turning Kuta Lombok into the new Bali. No wonder so many things are opening up here!
Can't choose between Kuta & Sengiggi? Don't worry, you can WhatsApp us any time. We will always help to find what suits your needs the best!
Our internships get filled on a first come, first served basis. Choose First.
What if we can’t find you an internship? Easy. You get 100% of your money back. Guaranteed. You have nothing to lose - but everything to gain.
We are here for you.
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