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's next internship period will be January 22 - May 10, 2019. We have two positions available:

Program & Research Intern (1)

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. Successful candidates may be studying tourism, hospitality, international relations, international development, sustainable development, environmental management, or a similar field. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, creative individual who'd like to gain experience working in the nonprofit sector.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with research and analysis on sustainable travel, particularly on Cuba, Mexico, Oman, and Caribbean projects
  • Assisting with event coordination for two CREST conferences in Cuba scheduled for spring/summer 2019 and preliminary coordination of the 2019 World Tourism Day Forum
  • Supporting research and coordination of a book on the topic of "overtourism"
  • Conducting preliminary research for CREST's 2019 "Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics"
  • Helping to organize fundraising Travel Auctions
  • Assisting with the growth of CREST's Academic Affiliates network and Travelers' Philanthropy program
  • Providing support for CREST's fiscally sponsored projects, the Destination Stewardship Center and CARE for the Cape & Islands
  • Assisting with some administrative tasks

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and spoken English required
  • Advanced study of or fluency in Spanish preferred
  • 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

Communications Intern (1):

CREST Communications Interns provide assistance with marketing and communications 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 nonprofit marketing, media relations, policy advocacy, and content creation. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, creative individual looking to gain experience working in the nonprofit sector.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • Developing content and analyzing metrics for social media
  • Updating website content
  • Assisting with drafting email communications
  • Helping develop strategy and content for CREST’s fundraising travel auctions
  • Supporting distribution and marketing of CREST research publications
  • Monitoring and drafting summaries of relevant travel and Cuba policy news
  • Updating CREST’s press list and tracking media mentions
  • Researching best practices for nonprofit communications
  • Assisting with some administrative tasks

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and spoken English required
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and familiarity with social media platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize
  • Creative, flexible, and organized
  • Experience with or interest in graphic design an asset
  • Advanced proficiency in Spanish preferred

Internship Details & How to Apply:

CREST asks that the intern be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week, for a minimum of three months. 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.

Program & Research applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two references (name, position, and contact information), and a short writing sample to Samantha Bray by Friday, November 9.

Communications applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two references (name, position, and contact information), and a short writing sample to Rebekah Stewart by Friday, November 9.