Visit Seattle is currently looking for exceptional students to fill our internship positions:
To apply for an internship
- Public Relations Internship: April - June
- Special Events Internship: May - August
- Hospitality Internship: May-July
- Partner Services Internship: June-September
- Concierge/Information Specialist Internship: April - September
: Submit letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
and indicate which internship you are applying for in the subject line. Deadline to apply: March 14, 2014
The letter of interest should give a brief overview of the student’s:
- Educational attainment to date
- Expected graduation date
- Previous work experience if any
- Anticipated career path
- Statement of purpose - reason for wanting this experience.
PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP
The Public Relations/Communications Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and professional public relations.
Scope of work:
Intern will participate in a number of projects, including but not limited to:
- Assisting visiting journalists: This may require fact checking of stories, coordinating photos, arranging interviews and working with local hotels, restaurants and attractions
- Assisting with web site posting, editing and photo procurement
- Writing, editing and researching for press releases, newsletters, reports, publications and other organizational documents
- Photo library maintenance and development; storing and organizing new and existing photos
- Developing media lists and editorial calendars
- Responding to media requests for in-depth information
- Assembling press kits, maintaining photo/video library and general office coordination and assistance.
- Tracking media coverage through the department’s clipping service and compiling reports
- Assisting with publications, website postings and other organizational communication projects such as annual reports, organizational newsletters and more
- Assisting with social media posting, tracking and planning
This position is open to a Junior or Senior communications student interested in gaining real world experience working in an in-house PR and communications department.
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
- Senior undergraduate standing (junior, graduate students and recent graduates considered)
- Excellent research, writing and communication skills
- Social media understanding, experience preferred
- Graphic design, HTML knowledge/experience/interest preferred
20 hours per week
April - June
$10/hr plus ORCA card for duration
Please submit resume and writing samples to email@example.com.
SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN
As a leader in the hospitality industry, Visit Seattle has the resources to provide a hospitality student the unique opportunity to learn from several of the top industry leaders in Seattle, within Visit Seattle and with our industry partners.
: require a minimum of 32 hours per week
: Spring/Summer (May-August)
: $11.50 per hour plus a bus pass.
- Work with Director of Special Events on the planning and coordination of Sales Trips, Tradeshows and Partnership Events
- Coordinate Booth Details for Tradeshows
- Write Resumes for each event
- Create Name Badges for event attendees
- Working with Marketing Team on creative for events
- Work with the Convention Sales and Services Teams on tasks pertaining to their roles and responsibilities
- Learn how to coordinate tradeshow details of a variety of different styles and companies
- Learn how to organize tasks based on importance and complete on time
- Communication skills with internal team, vendors and Director
- Learn how to coordinate an event from start to finish, be a part of the pre-planning meetings with the Director, Shadow during site tours and see how to manage multiple vendors.
- Develop problem solving skills
- Minimum of three years completed on a Four-Year degree from an academic institution and two years of customer service experience in the hospitality field
- Understanding of the convention and tourism industries
- Exceptional customer service skills, both on the phone and face-to-face
- Highly organized and detail-oriented
- Proven ability to work independently while effectively prioritizing and multi-tasking
- Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-motivation
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products
- Able to identify and effectively deal with conflict
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, flexible hours
: $11.50/hr plus ORCA card for duration
Visit Seattle is seeking one hospitality program intern for the summer term. As a leader in the hospitality industry, we have the resources to provide a hospitality student the unique opportunity to learn from several of the top industry leaders in Seattle, within Visit Seattle and with our industry partners.
require a minimum of 32 hours per week
May - July
$11.50 per hour plus a bus pass. No housing or per diem stipends.
- Intern will get a behind the scenes look at how convention centers, DMO’s, hotels, restaurants and other city attractions work together to sell Seattle!
- Intern will:
- The experience gained will be broad based and will provide a solid platform for the students to evaluate individual aptitudes for future hospitality careers.
- At the end of the internship, the student will be required to write a paper about their experience detailing:
- What they learned
- Level of achievement of the specified goals
- How they will apply the knowledge gained in their future.
- General Office: Knowledge and ability to use general office machinery and procedures.
- Computer: Strong background in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the internet.
- Communication: Strong customer services skills required. Ability to speak and converse in a clear, professional manner for all business correspondence and in-person communication.
- Writing: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written word.
- Organization: Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under tight deadlines.
PARTNER SERVICES INTERN
Visit Seattle is seeking an intern for the summer to work in Partner Services. As a leader in the hospitality industry, we have the resources to provide a student the unique opportunity to learn about marketing a destination from the perspective of the partner businesses that use Visit Seattle’s marketing tools to promote their businesses to meeting planners, visitors and tour operators.
20 hours a week
June - September
$10/hour plus ORCA card for duration
Scope of work:
- D3000 updates
- Extranet follow up
- Copy review
- Partner event assistance
- Website audit and updates
- New partner processing
- Other projects as determined
Learn how Partner Services works with local and corporate businesses to promote their products/services to the lucrative visitor market, connects partners through events and acts as a liaison to the other departments at Visit Seattle.
- Demonstrated interest in hospitality, sales and/or event planning
- Must be extremely detail-oriented
- Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment
- Knowledge and ability to use general office machinery and procedures
- Strong background in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the internet
- Strong customer services skills required
- Able to speak and converse in a clear, professional manner for all business correspondence and in-person communication
- Able to communicate clearly and effectively in written word
CONCIERGE/INFORMATION SPECIALIST INTERN
Visit Seattle is accepting applications for an Intern to work at the Seattle Visitor Desk, located on the first floor of the Washington State Convention Center at 7th and Pike.
: 4-10 hours a week for training April – May
20-40 hours a week for Internship May – September. Must able to work weekends.
April-September (volunteer training hours April-May, internship May-Sept).
: Unpaid, will provide ORCA card for duration
Assist guests to Seattle with travel, transportation and dining recommendations and reservations and extensive travel assistance. Answer phones, stock brochure collateral, offer personalized travel information for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Scope of work:
- Itinerary planning
- Offering/booking restaurant, transportation, travel and tour reservations
- Making referrals to partner organizations
- Fielding phone calls
: To be developed between intern and supervisor to reflect individual goals and objectives. To include:
- Customer service
- Must speak fluently in English with a clear, articulate voice
- Clear communications, both verbal and written
- Excellent multi-tasking skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
- Customer service background helpful
- Demonstrated desire to work with the public
- Bi-lingual in Japanese, Chinese, or German preferred
- Prompt, courteous, friendly
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle's policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.