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Internships

A Real-Life Work Experience for College Students

Overview
Louisville Tourism is charged with the task of marketing Louisville as a premier destination for conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, large events, and leisure travel. The Bureau offers enthusiastic, creative and highly-motivated college students the opportunity to be part of an exciting internship program designed to train the next generation of destination management professionals with the skills necessary to become an exceptional leader in Louisville’s tourism industry.

Responsibilities
Depending on the concentration of the department the intern is assigned to, Louisville Tourism interns can have the opportunity to enhance or develop strong skills in the following areas:

  • Marketing & Sales 
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism 
  • Writing & Communications 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Media 
  • Finance & Administration

Learning Opportunities

  • Real-world, dynamic job assignments in a fun, exciting work environment
  • Networking opportunities with hospitality professionals
  • Experience in managing client interactions and expectations
  • Experience in planning, preparation and participation of events
  • Enhance confidence with project management and relationship building skills
  • Strong professional references and contacts within the industry when you graduate
  • Eligible to receive national certification as a Certified Tourism Ambassador

Requirements

Applicants must be reliable, resourceful individuals with an enthusiastic interest in promoting Louisville as a destination, as well as meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Enrolled full-time in a college or university (junior level or higher is preferred)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Systems & savvy in social media practices
  • Ability to work in a multi-task environment
  • Maintain professional appearance and behavior
  • Valid driver’s license (some driving may be required)
  • Valid ID and proof of citizenship

Compensation & Duration

Interns receive an hourly rate of pay. The duration varies based on the needs each department. Interns are considered part-time, eligible to work up to 23 hours per week within the LCVB office hours. Participation in activities/events beyond normal office hours may be required. In addition, interns receive a reimbursement for any mileage incurred. College credit is also available (when applicable).

Apply

Intern opportunities are ongoing, and applications are accepted year-round. Submit resume and cover letter to Melissa Sparks, msparks@gotolouisville.com.  Please include what time frame you are interested in, earliest start date, and a brief description of your interest and what goals you are looking to accomplish during this experience.

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