Monday, April 6, 2020

Summer Internships with the Center for Responsible Travel (Remote)

Program & Research Intern (2)

CREST Program and 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. 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. 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. Our staff is currently teleworking and our office will reopen when it is safe to do so.

Intern responsibilities will include:

• Assisting with research and analysis on sustainable travel, particularly on Cuba, Mexico, US, and Caribbean projects
• Conducting research and coordinating activities to support program development around Tourism in a Changing Climate
• Supporting research and coordination of a handbook on impact tourism and a book on overtourism
• Conducting research for and helping to prepare for the release of CREST's 2020 The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics
• Helping to organize fundraising Travel Auctions
• Assisting with the growth of CREST's Academic Affiliates network and impact tourism program
• Assisting with some administrative tasks

CREST asks that interns be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week, for a minimum of three months during the Summer period. (The start and end date of the internship is flexible depending upon the student, but mid-May to mid-August is the most common time period.)

As the internship is unpaid, preference will be given to students seeking academic credit. [Check with the instructor of your preferred course regarding the eligibility of the internship for that course.]  Graduate students are preferred, though consideration will be given to exceptional undergraduates. To conduct remote work, interns must also have reliable access to the Internet and be available for check-ins via phone or video conferencing.

Applicants for the Program & Research Internship should submit a cover letter, resume, two references (name, position, and contact information), and a short writing sample to Program Manager Kelsey Frenkiel (kfrenkiel@responsibletravel.org) by Wednesday, April 15.