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Fuji Mountain Guides Application
Thanks for your interest in applying for a guiding position with Fuji Mountain Guides as a summer intern. The summer intern position allows you to come experience Japan while making enough money to justify your travels.
Please fill out this application after you've read the guide candidate manual.
Before submitting, please save your information outside of this form (i.e. in a Word document) in case it gets deleted or times out.
What time period are you most likely to be able to commit to?
June 20 - August 10
June 20 - September 5
June 20 - October 15
August 10 - September 5
August 10 - October 15
Your selections here isn't a permanent commitment, just a general idea of what you're able to commit to.
Current employment status
Full time student
Part time student
Full time employed
Part time employed
Seasonally employed (ski industry, etc)
Not currently employed
List all your citizenship statuses and currently valid visas
Do you currently have a Wilderness First Aid Certification or higher?
Will you be able to drive?
If you will be able to drive, talk about how much driving experience you have in what conditions (esp any experience driving internationally or in cities with narrow streets)
Japanese proficiency level
Check all outdoor experiences which you've had
Day hiking (at least 8 hours of hiking mountainous terrain)
Backpacking (all gear carried in a backpack for at least 2 nights)
Mountaineering (using ropes, helmets, crampons, etc)
Day hiking less than 8 hours
Rock climbing (lead, top-rope, trad)
Describe your personal accomplishments in the outdoors, including mountains climbed, trails navigated, etc
Describe your experiences with public speaking and relevant leadership experience
Where do you think you are on the scale of introvert to extrovert? What experiences have you had that back this up?
Describe any experiences you've had which are relevant to guiding on Mt Fuji
Why are you interested in working in Japan and how do you see working with FMG as beneficial to your career?
Describe your previous experiences traveling abroad--how long have you traveled for, where, and with whom? How will that experience help you adjust to Japan?
Please list any other relevant experiences which make you a qualified candidate
Please attach your professional resume
Max file size: 20MB
Please list 2 professional references from previous employers. Please provide: 1) name, 2) best contact information, 3) professional relationship, 4) length of time you worked together, 5) where you worked
By clicking "Submit" you're agreeing that all information submitted is true to the best of your knowledge and agreeing to allow FMG to follow up with any references you've noted on this application.
Before submitting, please save your information outside of this form (ie in a Word document) in case it gets deleted or times out.
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