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TIES offers internship opportunities year round. All TIES internships are for a minimum of 6 months, and unpaid unless otherwise specified. All interns are responsible for their own travel and any other expenses associated with the internship. Most TIES internships focus on one or more of the following areas: event planning, education, research, marketing and communications, membership and fundraising.
All interns must be able to work independently and to take initiative; develop and implement creative ideas and solutions; and accommodate flexible work schedules. Very strong time management skills are required, especially for virtual internship positions. TIES expects individual interns to have the skills and capacity to add value to the organization without requiring handholding.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.
Development and Membership Outreach*: The intern's tasks include: membership outreach, assisting with member services, communications with members, coordinating membership-related project development, and communicating with some of the most amazing organizations in the tourism industry. The intern should be able to commit to a minimum of two business days per week. We are seeking those with excellent writing and editing skills and excellent professional communication skills (online and off-line). Previous professional experience with membership development and fundraising is a plus.
Education*: TIES Education Interns work with TIES developing and implementing TIES Education portfolio, from our classes, to certifications, to student interaction. We are seeking excellent communication skills as well as a strong familiarity with advances in global education.
Research & Communications*: TIES Research & Communications Intern contributes tasks related to TIES education and outreach initiatives including, but not limited to, ecoDestinations program, Travel Ambassador program, research and publications, social media communications, Your Travel Choice Blog. We are seeking those with excellent writing and editing skills and excellent professional communication skills (online and off-line), as well as familiarity with major social media channels. Basic knowledge of web editing and content management tools is a plus.
Event Planning*: This position works with TIES conference planning team to assist with various tasks related to the planning or the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). Those who can work for 3-4 months (minimum) will be given priority. The intern is expected to contribute 20 hours per week. We are seeking those with event planning and management experiences, as well as volunteer management experiences.
ESTC Marketing*: This position assists with marketing and PR related tasks for the ESTC. Tasks include: Media outreach; Media and promotional partnership; Social network marketing; and Coordinating the ESTC Marketing Team tasks. We are seeking those with excellent writing and editing skills and excellent professional communication skills (online and off-line), as well as familiarity with major social media channels. Basic knowledge of web editing and content management tools is a plus.
Social Media*: We are seeking a Social Media Intern to help spread the word about TIES and our work through various social media channels. The Social Media Intern will help TIES RP & Marketing team identify publicity opportunities, promote and enhance online presence and increase opportunities to engage members via social media platforms. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least two business days per week. Required skills include: previous professional experience with blogging, familiarity with major social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Previous experience in social media marketing, PR or advertising would be a plus.
*This is a virtual internship position, where all tasks are completed online from a place of your choice. Bi-weekly meetings through Skype or phone are required. Depending on your location, physical meetings can be arranged.
To apply to either of the above positions, please complete TIES Internship Application Form.
Due to the limited availability of internship opportunities, TIES staff members are not in a position to reply to all individual applications, and will only contact the candidates who are being considered for interview. Applicants are kindly requested to refrain from inquiring about the status of their application.