Live & Learn with Pacific Resort

Live & Learn in the Cook Islands with Pacific Resort!

Want to live, learn & work in tropical paradise? Well that's exactly what Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) planned for their intern programme which kicked off in January this year.

PRHG Marketing Intern Programme provides an excellent opportunity to work with the Cook Islands leading resort group, based in their head office located on the stunning Muri Beach & Lagoon in Rarotonga.

PRHG (PRHG) is a boutique hotel & resort management company based in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. PRHG currently manages two award-winning resorts under the Pacific Resort brand (Pacific Resort Rarotonga & Pacific Resort Aitutaki) and another, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa - all three are based in the Cook Islands.

PRHG Marketing Intern programme is an ongoing programme with intern placements covering a wide range of marketing functions from graphic design to social media and marketing communications. This is not the typical internship, you will be doing real marketing work, we will expect you to take initiative and make a noticeable contribution. It is an incredible opportunity to learn and do real marketing for a leading South Pacific Resort Group.

Hear what one of our Marketing Interns Esther Williams had to say:

"I graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor of Communications Studies majoring in Advertising Creativity. I have lived in Auckland City my whole life up until this year when I was given a fantastic opportunity to complete an internship with Pacific Resort Hotel group from May to September.

The internship was exciting, challenging and beneficial, not to mention located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. My role for PRHG role was largely to coordinate and assist with a range of marketing activities and events including the development of social media capability, creation and update of marketing templates, tracking and reporting of marketing activities. I also assisted with the update and writing of new content for the Pacific Resorts website and the websites under the PRHG brand.

The marketing internship with Pacific Resort Hotel Group is hands down the best experience I have ever had. The staff and management at the resort were fantastic; constantly going above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable in my work, my accommodation and in the wider Pacific Resort community.

The Rarotongan lifestyle has truly sunken in. I am incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience such a spectacular place with such amazing people."

Whilst the main focus of the intern programme is for marketing intakes PRHG has also does have opportunities come up for other departments within the group. One of our current interns Himiwa Rakotomavo (Switzerland) is finishing up a 5 month Executive Support Internship.

Hear what Himiwa has to say about her experience:

"I'm currently studying International Hospitality Management at the Lausanne Hotel School (EHL) in Switzerland. As part of my studies I had the opportunity to do a five-month internship with PRHG. The key project of my internship was the establishment of standard procedures for the group and this has been really diverse, from very administrative tasks to the audit of the Beach Hut activities!

Why did I choose the Cook Islands? Because I visited these islands many times in the past, and mostly because I was keen to take up the challenges of working within a growing hotel company in a different cultural environment. Working for PRH G has truly been a one-in-a-lifetime experience that I will be sharing when I will head back to the Alps! Thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!"

PRHG Marketing Intern programme runs year round, typically for a 3 month period. For more information visit

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