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VISIT FLORIDA

Internships

VISIT FLORIDA offers internship programs through the Advertising,Corporate Communications, Creative Services, Editorial, Industry Relations, Information Technology, Marketing & Events, Promotions, Public Relations and Research departments during the spring, summer and fall. All internship programs are offered at the Tallahassee Corporate office. Each internship program requires a minimum of 25 hours per week and a stipend is awarded based on performance at the end of each internship.


Advertising & Internet Department Graduate Residency

The Advertising & Internet department is responsible for coordinating the efforts of contracted advertising and publishing agencies to create, purchase and measure performance of print, broadcast and electronic media promoting travel to and within Florida, primarily through cooperative advertising programs. The department also manages web development projects on VISITFLORIDA.com, the state's official travel planning web site. Direct marketing efforts are carried out through the VISIT FLORIDA Dialogue Program, a targeted direct mail and e-mail marketing program.

Graduate Residency responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assist advertising manager and marketing representative with current/new project development
  • Aggregate and summarize advertising measures
  • Assist with customer segment profiles
  • Further integrate marketing communication efforts

For more information:

Christina Tate, Marketing Operations Administrator
(850) 205-3875
ctate@VISITFLORIDA.org


Corporate Communications Department Internship

The Corporate Communications Department is responsible for public relations, media relations, crisis management and any other corporate-specific events on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. Through media activities, strategic programs, proactive pitching and integrated campaigns, the Corporate Communications Department manages corporate communications for the company and generates positive exposure for VISIT FLORIDA in media outlets throughout the world.

Internship responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Writing news releases
  • Coordinating special events
  • Assisting with Crisis Communications
  • Proving support for Awards Entries
  • Conducting Media Relations
  • National Tourism Week
  • Assisting with Annual Report
  • Assisting with Legislative Education Campaign

For more information:

Becca VanLandingham, Executive Operations Representative
(850) 205-3854
beccav@VISITFLORIDA.org


Creative Services Department Internship

The Creative Services department is responsible for designing, creating and producing all in-house creative projects in support of VISIT FLORIDA's programs and missions.

Internship responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Produce graphics for print and web publications
  • Work with local printers and support web publications
  • Develop and typeset layouts using design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

For more information:

Damien Raimondi, Creative Services Manager
(850) 205-3816
draimondi@VISITFLORIDA.org


Industry Relations Department Internship

The Industry Relations department is responsible for recruitment, engagement and retention of tourism-based Partner businesses in Florida. Through educational webinars, tradeshows, presentations, one-on-one marketing consultations, and e-Newsletters, the Industry Relations team strives to include more businesses in the Partner program each day.

Internship responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Membership retention (processing new partners, welcome calls, retention calls and emails)
  • Database management through Access, iMIS and email service provider
  • Event coordination (webinars, committee meetings, tradeshows, etc.)
  • Reviewing and editing e-Newsletters or special sends for internal departments
  • Provide technical support for business listings on VISITFLORIDA.com
  • Development of customer service skills

For more information:

Stefanie Curll, Industry Relations Representative
(850) 205-3861
scurll@VISITFLORIDA.org


Marketing & Events Department Internship

 

The Marketing & Events department is responsible for promoting tourism and reaching out to key travel professionals in Trade (travel agents, tour operators and consumers) and Meetings & Conventions Professionals, both international and domestic.

 Internship responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assist with social media efforts on the Florida Meetings website for Facebook and Twitter
  • Assist in maintaining travel agent, tour operator and meeting professional databases
  • Research and update Domestic and International programs and markets
  • Provide support to Marketing & Event Team
  • Website maintenance and promotions

 For more information: 

Leah Sbriscia, Marketing & Events Coordinator
(850) 205-3814
leah@VISITFLORIDA.org


Public Relations Department Internship

The Public Relations department is responsible for promoting Florida's tourism assets to travelers around the world through efforts that include domestic, Canadian, European, German and Latin American strategies. Through efforts like media receptions and events, visits, missions, participation at trade shows, news releases and more, VISIT FLORIDA establishes and builds relationships with important travel media and earns millions of dollars in positive coverage of Florida's amazing assets.

Internship responsibilities include, but not limited to:

      • Writing and editing news releases
      • Assist in coordinating special events and programs
      • Calculating media placement values
      • Media web site maintenance
      • Pitching Florida stories and destinations to travel media

For more information:

Kenneth Morgan, Public Relations Manager
(850) 205-3862
kmorgan@VISITFLORIDA.org


Research Department Internship

The Research Department is responsible for tracking the number of visitors to the state and economic indicators of the health of tourism in Florida. The Research Department also compiles and analyzes data to run it into actionable insights to direct the organization in its marketing programs.

Internship responsibilities include, but not limited to:

      • Assist market research analyst and research manager with various projects
      • Collect and analyze data on economic indicators
      • Accumulate data from Welcome Centers, enter into system, and update website metrics to maintain current tourism indicators
      • Conduct analysis with SPSS and Excel
      • Aggregate and summarize advertising articles in journal publications and various other mediums
      • Assist with staff through collecting secondary research on various target groups
      • Assist in compiling data for publication and organizing reports and data for files
      • Assist in responding to ad hoc data request from staff

For more information:

Vicki Allen, Research Manager
(850) 205-3860
vallen@visitflorida.org


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