CREST is now accepting Program & Research applications for the Fall period. Applicants for the Program & Research or Communications Internship should submit a cover letter, resume, two references (name, position, and contact information), and required writing and/or creative samples below by Tuesday, March 15.

CREST is based in Washington, DC, however, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are accepting applications only from candidates who are able to fully participate in the internship remotely. To conduct remote work, interns must also have reliable access to the Internet and be available for check-ins via phone or video conferencing.

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.

CREST is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and equal employment opportunity for all without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CREST is committed to providing applicants and employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing this application, please call email us at with “Applicant Accommodation for Programs & Research Intern” included in the subject line of the email. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

CREST Program & Research Interns provide assistance on research and consulting projects, as well as provide general support when needed for CREST programming. This internship 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 nonprofit sector. Intern responsibilities include assisting with research and analysis on sustainable travel, supporting program development around destination stewardship, supporting the activities of the Future of Tourism Coalition, and much more.

Intern responsibilities may include (subject to change):

  • Assisting with research and analysis on sustainable travel on projects in the Americas
  • Conducting research and coordinating activities to support program development around climate change and destination stewardship
  • Supporting the activities and development of the Future of Tourism Coalition
  • Supporting preparation for virtual events and conferences
  • Helping to organize fundraising Travel Auctions and conducting grant research
  • Supporting research and business development in the areas of US national parks/protected areas, South/Central America, Caribbean, and biodiversity loss/conservation
  • Supporting CREST’s internal strategic planning and DEI work
  • Assisting with CREST’s fiscally-sponsored programs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Washington, DC
  • Assisting with some administrative tasks

The CREST Communications Intern will provide assistance on a wide variety of nonprofit communications projects. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about nonprofit marketing, media relations, policy advocacy, and content creation across all communications channels, including email, digital, and social media. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic storyteller looking to gain experience in the nonprofit sector and contribute to an organization focused on sustainable development and management of tourism.

Intern responsibilities may include (subject to change):

  • 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
  • Updating CREST’s press list and tracking media mentions
  • Researching best practices for nonprofit communications, specifically around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Assisting with some administrative tasks

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We are not currently accepting interns.