Marketing and Communications Internship

Building on 15 years of success as a catalyst and convener, Sustainable Travel International is leading the charge toward a more just, mindful and responsible travel and tourism industry–one that protects the environmental, economic and social fabric of destinations globally and that is accountable for its impact in these areas.

The goal of the Future Leaders Program is to help the trailblazers of tomorrow gain valuable and unique hands-on work experience today with one of the world’s leading sustainable tourism NGOs.  Future Leader placements are short-term (2 to 6 months in duration), are part- or full-time, and are designed to give participants the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to real-world projects and initiatives that are making a difference worldwide.  These positions are unpaid, but there is potential for merit-based compensation.

We are looking for a fast-learning, motivated and high-performing individual to join our Future Leaders Internship Program to assist our Marketing and Communications team.


Application Deadline: 3/18/2016

Position Duration: 3 months

Required Hours: 10-16 hours per week

Desired Start Date: ASAP

Location: Portland, OR or Virtual


Key responsibilities of the Marketing and Communications Future Leader include:

  • Assist the Marketing team on activities related to the website, blog, social media, asset management and PR
  • Research projects related to destination and tourism corporation partnerships
  • Depending on creative skill set, this person could support video editing, infographics, and other design needs.

Additional qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Gmail and google docs
  • Ability to perform effectively in a virtual office environment
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Social media experience (particularly Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn)
  • Experience using WordPress
  • Excellent design, layout, formatting, and editing skills

Ideal candidates will be pursuing or hold a graduate degree in tourism, marketing, design, business, sustainable development, management or similar. Experience in the non-profit sector and a keen interest in travel and sustainability is a plus.

Application Process:

Email your cover letter and resume/CV to Make sure Marketing and Communications Future Leader is in the subject title. These documents should demonstrate your writing and presentation capability. Candidates who fail to complete all steps will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide two work samples and three references.

About Sustainable Travel International

Sustainable Travel International (STI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works toward improving lives and protecting places through travel and tourism. For nearly 15 years, Sustainable Travel International has been developing, testing, and sharing cutting edge methodologies, solutions and knowledge to drive greater sustainability in destinations. Governments, companies, NGOs and communities worldwide are uniting and using these solutions to achieve the right balance between economic and sustainable development, and protection of their natural, cultural and heritage assets.