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Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern – Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Hospitality & Retail
  • Washington, DC

AI generated summary

  • You must be a junior or senior college student studying hospitality, travel & tourism, marketing, or event planning. Strong communication, organization, and research skills are required. Previous internship experience and social media proficiency are a plus. 20 hours per week commitment.
  • You will assist with visitor inquiries, brochure distribution, research on accessibility initiatives, database maintenance, social media for group tours, luxury product development, and FAM tour planning.

Requirements

  • Must be junior or senior year college students in good standing.
  • Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Marketing, and Event Planning majors strongly preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Social media experience a plus.
  • Experience research and findings analysis.
  • Previous internship experience a plus.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Assist with Visitor Services inquiries, brochure orders and distribution.
  • Assist with research and analysis towards Accessibility initiatives.
  • Update and maintain the tourism department database.
  • Assist department with group tour social media.
  • Assist in planning and participating in familiarization (FAM) tours.
  • Update and maintain the tourism department database.
  • Assist department with group tour social media.
  • Assist with development of luxury product.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

FAQs

What are the qualifications required for the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern position?

To qualify for the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern position, you must be a junior or senior college student in good standing. Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Marketing, and Event Planning majors are strongly preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills, superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and social media experience are also required.

What are the responsibilities of the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern?

The responsibilities of the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern include assisting with Visitor Services inquiries, research and analysis towards Accessibility initiatives, updating and maintaining the tourism department database, assisting with group tour social media, participating in familiarization (FAM) tours, assisting with the development of luxury products, and completing additional assigned projects.

How long is the commitment for the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern position?

The commitment for the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern position is one semester, with the possibility of an extension to the next semester based on mutual agreement between the student and supervisor. Interns are expected to commit at least 20 hours per week, and work within the hours of Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm EST.

Is previous internship experience required for the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern position?

Previous internship experience is not required but is considered a plus for the Tourism and Visitor Experience Intern position.

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.