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Convention Sales and Services Intern - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You: Junior/senior college students in relevant majors with strong communication skills, organizational ability, interest in travel/tourism, eagerness to learn, and social media experience. Prefer previous internship experience.
  • You will update information, correspond with clients, research competitors, update databases, organize venue visits, brainstorm trends, and assist with various projects at a convention sales and services internship with Destination DC.


  • Completed at least one year of college; must be junior or senior year college students in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Marketing, and Event Planning majors or relevant coursework required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability prioritize task
  • Demonstrated interest in the travel and tourism economy, enthusiasm for Washington, DC
  • Eagerness to learn from a team of dynamic, engaged professionals working to promote Washington, DC and its vital hospitality and travel and tourism economy
  • Social media experience a plus
  • Previous internship experience a plus


  • Update static information via web research
  • Create correspondence between convention center clients
  • Research of competitors to develop strategic solicitations
  • Database updates
  • Organize field trips to unique venues
  • Brainstorm/research event trends and new ideas
  • Various project related work


What qualifications do I need to have to be eligible for this internship?

To be eligible for this Convention Sales and Services Internship, you must have completed at least one year of college and be a junior or senior year student majoring in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Marketing, or Event Planning. Strong communication skills, organizational abilities, and a demonstrated interest in the travel and tourism industry are also required.

Is previous internship experience required for this position?

Previous internship experience is not required but is considered a plus for this Convention Sales and Services Internship.

What is the duration of the internship?

The internship requires a commitment of one semester, with the potential for extension to the next semester if agreed upon by the student and supervisor. Interns must be able to commit at least 20 hours per week within the operational hours of the office, which are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5pm EST.

Will I need access to a computer and reliable internet for this internship?

Yes, as this position is hybrid and may require remote work, interns must have access to a reliable computer and internet connection.

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Mission & Purpose

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, is a private, non-profit membership organization of 930 businesses committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historic communities. By developing and executing centralized and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings.