Operations Traineeship

Internship, Operations Department



EF Go Ahead Tours is part of EF Education First, the world’s largest privately owned company specialized in education and travel.  EF Go Ahead Tours is a product that specializes in the adult North American market.



Lucerne, Switzerland



The internship begins on June, 2018 and lasts 6 months.


The role

As a EF Go Ahead Tours Intern, you will support Go Ahead’s purchasing and operations staff to achieve their goals of providing high-quality travel experiences for American and Canadian customers who travel the world with us.  


Areas of responsibility include: daily communication with business partners and colleagues in the whole world, negotiation, market research and supplier development, accounts payable and various travel bookings.


Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Managing the accounts payable of your area, as well as a budget
  • Negotiating prices and securing bookings with hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
  • Prospecting and identifying new business partners
  • Settling accounts with your suppliers
  • Quality-control




  • Fluency in English.
  • Spanish fluent and/or other European Language a plus.
  • University degree
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-driven and flexible. A quick learner and a proven problem solver
  • Enjoys working with numbers and Microsoft Excel
  • Able to analyze and question processes and always come up with creative ways of improving them. Think out of the box!
  • Nationality of one of the EU or EFTA countries or permission to work in Switzerland


If you are motivated by the prospect of an international career in the largest private education company in the world, we want to hear from you!

See Inside the Office of EF Education First

EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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