Become a DCI Place Marketing Intern
Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in marketing places. Since 1960, we have represented more than 450 places helping them to attract both investors and visitors.
Our full-time, paid Internship Program offers both college students and post-graduates the opportunity to gain unmatched marketing and public relations experience by working with diverse cities, regions, states and countries including Dubai, Netherlands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Denver, Chattanooga, North Carolina, Texas, California, and many others.
So what is place marketing? Simply put, our Tourism practice works with destinations to position them as attractive locations for travelers, while our Economic Development practice works with communities to position them as great places for business investment.
Our interns are integral members of our team, who gain valuable first-hand agency experience and build a portfolio through writing pitches and press releases, creating marketing presentations and event coordination, among many other responsibilities.
DCI is a great place for those entering the workforce to build their industry experience while also having fun.
We are serious about placing our interns in a prime position for full-time hire. In fact, nearly a quarter of our staff successfully transitioned from the program to full-time positions at DCI, and former interns have gone on to work at places like Ruder Finn, Edelman, Rubenstein Public Relations and other nationally recognized organizations.
Our interns receive a full orientation and educational sessions throughout the program, while also attending staff meetings and brainstorming sessions. They are also encouraged to take advantage of DCI’s professional development program, which offers educational opportunities and events for all DCI staff. In addition, intern supervisors conduct mid-session and exit reviews with all interns to discuss progress and gain feedback on the program. At the end of the program, interns have the opportunity to conduct a presentation about their experience at DCI, which can serve as a portfolio keepsake.
In addition to working hard, interns quickly find that DCI is also a fun place to work. DCI was recently named one of Outside Magazine’s Top Places to work, and our interns participate in free lunches, in-house happy hours and DCI’s Health & Wellness program, which includes barre, yoga and spin classes.
How to Apply
DCI offers three Internship sessions: Spring (January – April), Summer (June – August) and Fall (September – December). Below are upcoming sessions, including application deadlines. Please see the available internship positions below for role details and application instructions.
||Start and End Dates
||Jan 16, 2017 – April 21, 2017
||Dec 9, 2016
||June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017
||March 10, 2017
||Sept 11, 2017 – Dec 15, 2017
||July 3, 2017
Questions? Contact Nancy Otten at email@example.com