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Partnerships & Membership Fall Intern

March 01, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Location:Washington, DC
Salary Range:Unpaid
Employment Type:Intern - Part Time
Department:Partnerships & Alliances
Description:Be a part of a dynamic team working to support and engage local businesses!

Destination DC (DDC), the official convention and tourism corporation for our nation’s capital, welcomes an intern to assist the organization’s Partnerships & Alliances (P&A) team.

P&A is an exciting and entrepreneurial revenue-generating department within DDC. P&A generates income through membership (dues), sponsorship and special events. Engagement and retention of these members and partners is critical--when DDC programs flourish, partner businesses thrive. These businesses contribute to our city’s vibrant economy and the positive image and identity of Washington, DC as a world class destination for locals, visitors, and convention attendees to enjoy.

Duties/responsibilities include:
• Special event support. P&A produces 40 educational and networking events/year. This support may include
a. research of venues and educational topics
b. event logistics including registration, RSVPs, name badge creation, collateral creation and distribution
c. recap and follow up
• Data: Updating member records and tracking communications in the database (SimpleView)
• Publications: Editing and proofing member listings for Washington, DC official publications including the visitor guides, meeting planning guides, and map
• Sponsorship: Research potential sponsors, generate ideas for sponsor benefits and fulfillment
• Attend weekly company-wide and departmental meetings
• Administrative tasks including filing and preparing meeting packets
• General department duties as needed

Duties:Experience, competencies, education:
• Exceptional customer service and business etiquette skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Completed at least two years of college; graduate student preferred
• Demonstrated interest in the travel and tourism economy, enthusiasm for Washington, DC
• Great sense of humor
• Eagerness to learn from a team of dynamic, engaged professionals working to promote Washington, DC and its vital hospitality and travel and tourism economy.
• Fall semester (September – December)
• This is not a full-time position, candidates must commit at least 15-20 hours per week to DDC; 2-3 days/week

• Unpaid. Destination DC will work with intern to complete the paperwork and reports necessary to obtain school credit.

To apply:
Apply on-line at:

About Destination DC:
Destination DC, the lead destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, is a private, non-profit membership organization of nearly 850 businesses committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historic communities.

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