Photo: David Newman


Open Positions:

Visit Seattle currently is not hiring for any positions.

We offer a friendly, fun, team-oriented work environment in a downtown office tower connected to the Washington State Convention Center, a competitive benefits package which includes a Paid Time Off program with 15 days to start, 10 paid office holidays, employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance, plus 401k with employer matching.


Visit Seattle is recruiting for the following internships:

  • Public Relations Intern – Fall
  • Special Events Intern – Winter


Public Relations:

The primary function of the Visit Seattle Relations/Communications department is to increase the economic impact of tourism in the city and county through coverage by the media.  The department also oversees organizational and tourism industry communications.

Job description:              

The Public Relations/Communications Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and professional public relations.

Hours:    20 hours per week

Timeline:      Fall 2015; (3- and 6-month internships)

Compensation:     $12/hr plus ORCA card for duration

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

Learning objectives:

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.

Desired Skills:

  • 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

To apply:  Submit cover letter and resume to

Deadline:  October 20, 2015



Visit Seattle is seeking one Special Events intern from mid-January to mid-May 2016.  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.

Hours:   Require a minimum of 40 hours per week

Timeline:    Mid-January to Mid-May

Work schedule:    Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, variations on schedule may be available as mutually agreed upon.

Compensation:   $12.00 per hour plus ORCA card. No housing or per diem stipends. 

Job Description

  • 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.
  • Work with Marketing Team on creative for events.
  • Work with the Convention Sales and Services Teams on tasks pertaining to their roles and responsibilities (1-2 days per week).

Learning objectives:

  • 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 learn how to manage multiple vendors.
  • Develop problem solving skills.

Desired 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

To apply:  To apply send cover letter and resume to

NOTE: Interviews to be conducted during the month of December, however could also be coordinated during Thanksgiving or Christmas Break, in Seattle in person or via phone.

The letter of interest should give a brief overview of the student’s:

  • Background
  • Educational attainment to date, including cumulative GPA
  • Expected graduation date
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Hospitality experience to date
  • Previous work experience if any
  • Current anticipated career path
  • Statement of purpose – reason for wanting this experience.

Deadline to submit:  November 20, 2015

Chief Seattle bust in Pioneer Square Photo: David Newman


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.



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