TIES Internship Program
TIES offers internship opportunities year round. All TIES internships are for a minimum of 6 months, and are paid at project conclusion unless otherwise specified. All interns are responsible for their own travel and any other expenses associated with the internship. Most TIES internships focus on one or more of the following areas: media, education, research, marketing and communications, or membership.
All interns must be able to work independently and to take initiative; develop and implement creative ideas and solutions; and accommodate flexible work schedules. Very strong time management skills are required, especially for virtual internship positions. TIES expects individual interns to have the skills and capacity to add value to the organization without requiring handholding. TIES staff will not be able to consider internship positions that require extensive reporting or have specific project limitations.
We are currently accepting applications for the following internship positions. If you have a special project you would like us to consider, please contact us.
Global Ecotourism News Editors, Reporters, Researchers*: Global Ecotourism News editors, reporters and researchers will be responsible for adding to the capabilities of TIES premier web publication. Interns will be assigned major stories of critical importance to ecotourism on an international and local level. We are seeking those with excellent writing and editing skills and excellent professional communication skills (online and off-line), as well as familiarity with major social media channels. Basic knowledge of web editing and content management tools is a plus.
Research & Communications*: TIES Research & Communications Intern contributes tasks related to TIES education and outreach initiatives including, but not limited to, ecoDestinations program, Travel Ambassador program, research and publications, and social media communications. We are seeking those with excellent writing and editing skills and excellent professional communication skills (online and off-line), as well as familiarity with major social media channels. Basic knowledge of web editing and content management tools is a plus.
Social Media*: We are seeking Social Media Interns to help spread the word about TIES and our work through various social media channels. The Social Media Intern will help TIES RP & Marketing team identify publicity opportunities, promote and enhance online presence and increase opportunities to engage members via social media platforms. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least two business days per week. Required skills include: previous professional experience with blogging, familiarity with major social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
*This is a virtual internship position, where all tasks are completed online from a place of your choice. Bi-weekly meetings through Skype or phone are required.
To apply to either of the above positions, please complete TIES Internship Application Form.
Due to the limited availability of internship opportunities, TIES staff members are often unable to reply to all individual applications, and can only contact the candidates who are being considered for interview. Please be patient and we will respond when able.