The Backpacker Intern

#Workwithme

I want to inspire readers to travel and follow their dreams. How? By telling unique stories of internships, travels and adventures as The Backpacker Intern. I use professional photography, post videos and I’m very active on social media. Besides being active on the web and writing for companies like Virgin I also appear on stage as a public speaker to inspire people at events like TEDxTeen NYC, World Merit Day Liverpool and universities all over the world.

With my +7 years experience as a creative copywriter in advertising and marketing I enjoy making campaigns, creative ideas and collaborations with brands. A recent example is my collaboration with KILROY, a travel agency for students and youth. We created a special ticket that they sell on their website: ‘The Backpacker Intern Worldticket‘. It’s the same route that I did and now other people can follow my footsteps (with a discount).

The Backpacker Intern Worldticket

Besides that I write articles for them and create social media posts, like this one. People had to guess where in the world I’m standing. If they got it right they could win that awesome hoodie 🙂

The Backpacker Intern KILROY Social Media Post

Another project I did was with Monsterboard, the international career site. I’ve answered questions of millennials about finding jobs abroad. The video’s will be online soon 🙂

 

If you want to collaborate with me too, let me know!

Please send an email to mark@thebackpackerintern.com

Thanks!

 

Recommendations from people I’ve worked with:

Daniel Cachandt, Creative Director at Red Bull Austria

“Mark can really give wings to any team, providing a lot of knowledge, being inspirational, creating fresh ideas. Straight to the point. Hard working. Easy going. Pushing things forward. But even better, he is really fun to work with.”

Nawaphon Supawitkul, Activism Officer at Amnesty International Thailand

“Mark is super friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. Considering time constraint, we are very impressed with the fact that he carefully crafts the result of work only through a very brief discussion and a pile of policy paper. With expertise, he quickly got the concept idea of our global campaign, cracked and presented it well in the result, which is outstanding yet practical. Surely, he gave us a very powerful tool to continue our work for impact!”

Chester de Vries, Creative Director at LEMZ Amsterdam

“Mark is a sharp thinker, conceptually strong, and he quickly generates original solutions. He thinks freely and out of the box, and he presents with flair and enthusiasm. Mark is ambitious, unwavering, fearless, and he makes jokes that happen to be quite funny haha. Pretty much everything that you look for in a copywriter.”

Josh Harris, Communications Manager at International Medical Corps London

“Mark worked with International Medical Corps UK and brought an incredible amount of ideas and dynamism to the campaign we were working on. The campaign video he helped us write and produced was amongst the most shared and engaged-with content of the whole campaign.
I would recommend Mark as an asset to any brand or campaign.”

 

5 thoughts on “#Workwithme

  1. Amarprit Singh

    Hi sir,
    I’m Amarprit from New Delhi, India. I am astounded and mesmerized by your fascinating experiences across the planet. I would like to learn and work for your organization in future. I believe that the backpacker intern is an idea which can revolutionize the tourism industry across the world. I’m ready to contribute my bit towards the cause. And yes! I would be l hellHi sir,
    I’m Amarprit from New Delhi, India. I am astounded and mesmerized by your fascinating experiences across the planet. I would like to learn and work for your organization in future. I believe that the backpacker intern is an idea which can revolutionize the tourism industry across the world. I’m ready to contribute my bit towards the cause. And yes! I would be hell excited to do so. I can suggest many ideas and opinions which can help the backpacker Intern.

  2. Vignessh B

    Hi sir ,
    I am Vignessh from Coimbatore India , I am really surprised to see your article actually I am amazed to see a person like you achieving your dream to travel around the world and to earn at the same time is just amazing and your backpacker idea is something new no one would have thought of I wanted to work with you badly since i am also in the same situation stuck between I wanted to travel and discover each and every corner of the world I love adventure at the same time I want to earn too. I can come up with lot of new ideas and exciting stuffs to back packer intern and yes I would be so excited to work along with you.

  3. Dhira Chakraborty

    Hi Mark,

    You can call it a coincidence or Deja Vu but a week back I was thinking over some way to work with various organisations across the globe and meet people and see new places. Viola!!! today one of my friends shared an article written about you in tripto. I feel like I can relate to your ideas of travel. I think the biggest barrier I find is the restrictions to travel. You have to pay such heavy amounts to travel or the boundaries are restricted, visa denied and so on and so forth. My basic right is also to travel freely across the globe and I want to actively work towards it.

    It would be great if i could get in touch with you, maybe some scope to push forward my idea of unrestricted travel. Hoping to hear back from you soon. Regards & keep travelling and exploring.

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