UPDATED February 12, 2018

BY Shanny Hill

IN Company, Events, Staff Picks


UPDATED February 12, 2018

BY Shanny Hill

IN Company, Events, Staff Picks


A Great Opportunity for an Aspiring Travel Filmmaker: Video Internship

We are very excited to begin accepting applications today for the Best. Video Internship. Ever.

With cycling adventures in over 80 countries around the world, we have the fortunate position of being able to explore a wide array of places, and to meet many people from different cultures and backgrounds. For our cycling participants, and the support staff, these experiences have a lasting value that enriches their lives.

But not everyone is able, or ready to make the leap from cycling with friends on the weekend, to embarking on a multi-month overseas cycling tour. So more and more we have been trying to open a window on these experiences through video. Our best effort so far was the 9-part ‘Cycling the Silk Route’ series filmed, and edited by Jacob Warner. His months of hard work and dedication on the Silk Route cycling tour resulted in a hugely popular set of short videos that has allowed all of us to get a glimpse into life on the road on a TDA tour.

>>Learn more about our new video internship

The videos have been viewed thousands of times, and it has motivated us to pursue even more video production during our upcoming tours. It was through this that we created a unique and unprecedented opportunity for an aspiring filmmaker or travel videographer to gain valuable experience while traveling and filming on our tours later this year.

A Travel Video Experience in Europe and West Africa

Starting September 1, 2018 one talented amateur videographer will embark on a four month, all-expenses-paid internship in Europe and West Africa. They will fly into Barcelona, and document the final three weeks of the Trans-Europa – Europe’s longest supported cycling expedition, until it concludes in Lisbon.

Europe will be the warm up and a chance for the intern to settle into their new role and new environment. The intern is then off to Casablanca, arriving in time for the start of TDA’s inaugural West Africa en Vélo – an ambitious new project that hearkens back to the rough and ready roots of our company. The intern can expect lots of scenic beauty, emotional ups and downs, and daily surprises to keep him/her, the tour support staff, and the cyclists on their toes. With adversity comes great stories and great video content, right?

>>Learn more about our new video internship

Through the trials and triumphs, and with the initial guidance of our senior staff and the company founder Henry Gold, this will most certainly be a great stepping stone in pursuit of a travel film-making career.

Know someone who might jump at this opportunity?

Please share this blog post far and wide. We want to attract as much new talent as we can with the hopes of producing great videos to give future participants a window into what it’s like to participate in these unique adventures.

>>Click here to learn more and apply today

12 Comments for "A Great Opportunity for an Aspiring Travel Filmmaker: Video Internship"

Thanks for the opportunity! Currently, preparing my application 🙂

Como posso participar?

This is something truly incredible to embark on. Being a sports and travel enthusiast who is passionate about film making, I think I would be more than glad to be on board.

I’d love to participate! Currently I’m travellinf through South America by bike and making videos for our project and for the hostels we stop by. The oportunity is amazing but the dates are impossible for me.

Maybe next time 🙂

This seems like a great trip to witness but unfortunately it feels like you’re taking advantage of aspiring filmmakers by offering them an internship instead of actually paying them a wage they deserve for what is A LOT of work.

    Thanks Linda, I understand your concern but this is quite different from a typical internship. We are covering flights, travel visas, vaccinations, travel insurance, and including a $1000 gear allowance. So there is a lot packed into this. It is also quite an impressive travel experience for someone able to be on the road for 4 month travelling thru 9 countries in Europe and West Africa. If the intern does a good job, we will also have paid opportunities in the future.

    And for those who are not in a position for unpaid work regardless of what is included, we are always hiring contract staff for our various tours. Details on those positions found here: https://tdaglobalcycling.com/jobs/

This looks like such an amazing opportunity!

I have been a varsity track and cross country running athlete for my University (Queen’s University) for the past 4 years, while studying Film and Media. I think this position sounds right up my alley, being a sports enthusiast with a passion for filmmaking and photography.

Hello! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to fix this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share. Thank you!

Muito interessante e bem aventureiro sou fã disso é o que gosto de fazer é um espetáculo,espero conseguir uma oportunidade.

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