Are you looking for a very special internship or volunteer placement in the cultural or tourism sector? Then you’re in the right place at Ise Shima National Park in Japan! Our participant Shima started her internship with the Ama women this week, women who dive here in a traditional way and gather seafood without any diving equipment!
Our coordinators Chris and Julia accompanied Shima from Tokyo to the Ise-Shima National Park for her internship.
Ama women’s techniques of diving in a traditional way without scuba gear and collecting seafood in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way are recognized as a UNESCO cultural world heritage. The Ama women are also considered the inventors of pearl farming.
Interns and volunteers work in the management of the Visitor Center and they support guides with the tours and boat trips. There are tourism professionals who can supervise interns.
Here you can find all information about this internship in Ise Shima.