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International Convention Sales Summer Intern

May 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Location:Washington, DC
Employment Type:Intern - Part Time
Department:Convention Sales
Description:Destination DC (DDC), the official convention and tourism corporation for our nation’s capital, welcomes an intern to assist the organization’s International Convention Sales team. The Convention Sales department is responsible for promoting Washington, DC as a destination to international associations, corporations and other affiliated organizations around the world. The team contributes to DDC’s overall goal of driving overnight sleeping room nights to Washington, DC. We do this through face to face meetings, tradeshows, client events and onsite FAM tours.

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. www.washington.org
Duties:Duties/responsibilities include:
• Developing potential candidates for the Ambassadors Circle
• Market sector development
• Content and bid research
• Assisting with creative itinerary and event planning
• Database research and updates

Qualifications:Experience, competencies, education:
• Intimate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Exceptional customer service and business etiquette skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Demonstrated interest in the travel, tourism or hospitality; enthusiasm for Washington, DC

Duration:
• Commitment of one semester is required
• Candidates must be able to commit at least 15-20 hours per week to the position

Compensation:
• This is an unpaid position. Destination DC will work with intern to complete the paperwork necessary to obtain school credit.


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