English Proofreading & Editing Internship I Start-up I Remote I (m/f/d)

Intern / Student, Full or part-time · BPT Remote

Inspire people to discover the world!
Hey, we are Backpacker Trail! 

Our mission is to revolutionize the travel industry and inspire people of all backgrounds to discover the world—through backpacking.

Backpacker Trail is a German travel start-up. We are developing a web application to enable you to plan customized trips based on your individual preferences and to connect with like-minded people. Moreover, our travel blog offers all the important background information on travelling, places to visit, backpacking in particular, and so on—this is where you can join in!

At the moment, we offer an unpaid 3 months remote internship in Proofreading & Editing (m/f/d).
Your tasks
  • Proofreading and editing of interesting travel-related texts for our website
  • Optimizing readability to create the best possible reader experience
  • Application of a style guide and make sure the text matches the tone and style of Backpacker Trail
  • Most importantly learn many things on editing and proofreading and a future career in this field, receive regular feedback on your work and be individually supported
Your profile
  • University student (this is a must), ideally studying in the field of literature/languages or related
  • Fluent English speaker and have gained experience in an English-speaking country
  • Flawless in English grammar / spelling / punctuation
  • Excited about communication through written language
  • Reliable, independent, and well organized in remote work
  • Available for 20, 30, or 40 hours a week for three months (starting date negotiable)
Why Backpacker Trail?
  • You can schedule your working hours flexibly
  • You experience a young, international start-up from Germany
  • You will learn important competencies relevant for your future work (e.g. SEO)
  • You have the chance to work with a team of experienced translators and editors and grow your network
  • You receive weekly feedback and mentoring as well as sessions for your professional development
About us
We want to inspire you to explore the world!

We are Backpacker Trail - a travel startup based in Heidelberg. During the pandemic, we built the largest backpacking community in the DACH region and quickly realized that planning is the biggest hurdle that keeps young people from traveling. So that's where we come in: On our platform, users can create their own itineraries as well as book tickets and accommodations at the current market price through our partners (Skyscanner, Booking.com, Hostelworld, etc.). Travel content creators can publish their own itineraries, promote these to followers and earn booking commissions.

Our international team consists of more than 15 nationalities and shares one passion: backpacking. As part of the team, you don't work for us, but with us! Together we want to inspire, spark a sense of adventure and help people explore the world.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest in Backpacker Trail. Please fill out the following short form. Should you have difficulties with the upload of your data, please send an email to bewerbung@backpackertrail.de.

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