Internships

Over the years, CREST has developed a strong internship program to provide real-life sustainable tourism educational opportunities to outstanding students from around the world. We believe education is the key to a sustainable future, and the CREST staff always learns just as much from our interns as they do from us! Internship programs are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer academic semesters.

CREST is now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 term. Two positions are open: Program & Research and Communications & Marketing. Descriptions are as follows:

Program & Research Intern

CREST Program and Research Interns provide assistance on research and consulting projects, as well as provide general support when needed for CREST programming. This position is based in Washington, DC, and is a great opportunity for someone looking to expand their knowledge of responsible and sustainable travel in hospitality, events, and/or destination management. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, creative individual who'd like to gain experience working in the non-profit sector.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • assisting with research and analysis on sustainable travel, particuarly on Cuba, Mexico, and Caribbean projects
  • providing support for consulting projects
  • helping to organize Eco-Travel Auctions
  • assisting with the growth of CREST's Academic Affiliates network
  • providing event organization support for CREST's Fall 2018 sustainable tourism forum
  • assisting with communications, as needed
  • assisting with some administrative tasks

Skills/Requirements:

  • Excellent written and spoken English required
  • Ability to work on a team and also self-sufficiently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Creative, flexible, and organized
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous substantive research experience an asset
  • Advanced study of or fluency in Spanish preferred

Communications & Marketing Intern

CREST Communications & Marketing Interns provide assistance with communications and marketing efforts, as well as provide general support when needed for CREST programming. This position is based in Washington, DC, and is a great opportunity for someone looking to expand their knowledge of communications and marketing techniques while focusing, specifically, on responsible and sustainable travel in hospitality, events, and/or destination management. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, creative individual who'd like to gain experience working in the non-profit sector.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • working with social media and content for the website and CREST publications to promote the organization as well as responsible-travel research and practices
  • helping with media outreach, including contributions to and maintenance of a media list
  • drafting press releases and messaging for the CREST website and social media
  • providing support for consulting and research projects
  • helping to organize and promote Eco-Travel Auctions
  • supporting distribution and marketing of CREST books on climate change and coastal & marine tourism
  • providing marketing and distribution support for CREST documentary films
  • providing event organization support for a fall 2018 sustainable tourism forum
  • assisting with some administrative tasks

Skills/Requirements:

  • Excellent written and spoken English required
  • Ability to work on a team and also self-sufficiently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Creative, flexible, and organized
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to learn and work within various web-based communications platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and various social media platforms
  • Knowledge of basic html an asset
  • Design/layout skills an asset
  • Previous substantive communications or marketing experience an asset
  • Advanced study of or fluency in Spanish preferred

For both positions, CREST asks that the intern be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week, for a minimum of three months. End of May start-date preferred. As the internship is unpaid, preference will be given to students seeking academic credit. Graduate students are preferred, though consideration will be given to exceptional undergraduates.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two references (name, position, and contact information), and a short writing sample to Samantha Hogenson by Wednesday, February 28th.