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Global Media Intern - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You need at least one year of college, good academic standing, strong communication skills, organizational abilities, interest in travel and tourism, enthusiasm for DC, and availability for at least 20 hours per week, including remote work.
  • You will prepare media pitches, build itineraries, manage schedules, update lists, draft content, research, assist with reports, track coverage, attend meetings, complete admin tasks, and conduct audits.

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in college; completed at least one year of college, in good academic standing.
  • Hospitality, Public Relations, Communications or relevant coursework majors strongly preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-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
  • Duration and Other Requirements:
  • Commitment of one semester is required. The internship may be extended to the next semester at the agreement of the student and supervisor.
  • You must be able to commit at least 20 hours per week to the position.
  • Hours worked must be within the parameters of Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm EST to coincide with the operational hours of the office.
  • Must have access to reliable computer and internet as position is hybrid and may require remote work.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare media pitches with timely content including current events, holidays, F&B trends, museum exhibitions, etc.
  • Build media itineraries based on targeted pitches and angles
  • Project manage itinerary coordination and booking between DDC and member stakeholders
  • Create and update media lists using Excel
  • Draft content for quarterly journalist newsletter
  • Research editorial calendars for long-lead pitching
  • Assist in the management of international firm representation
  • Assist with quarterly media in-kind reports
  • Assist with tracking and quantifying media coverage
  • Attend weekly company-wide and team meetings as well as monthly departmental meetings
  • Administrative tasks including press kit preparation and media gift deliveries
  • Research as needed
  • Audit internal press materials

FAQs

What are the requirements for this internship?

To be eligible for this internship, you must be currently enrolled in college as a junior or senior and in good standing. You should be majoring in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Marketing, or Business, or have completed relevant coursework. Previous internship experience is a plus.

What are some of the duties/responsibilities of this internship?

Some of the duties/responsibilities of this internship include conducting web research, updating sales collateral and website information, assisting with FAM tours, database entry, attending team and cross-departmental meetings, and working on various projects based on professional interest.

How long is the internship and what are the requirements?

The internship requires a commitment of one semester, with the possibility of extension to the next semester. Interns must be able to commit at least 20 hours per week within Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm EST. Access to a reliable computer and internet is also required for the hybrid nature of the position.

What skills and competencies are preferred for this internship?

Preferred skills and competencies for this internship include strong written and verbal communication, organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, eagerness to learn from professionals in the industry, and a demonstrated interest in the travel and tourism economy with enthusiasm for Washington, DC.

Travel & Leisure
Industry
51-200
Employees

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.