Join Our Team of Placemakers
Development Counsellors International (DCI) is continually looking for bright, engaging individuals
who are curious about the world around them and are interested in pursuing a career in economic development marketing or travel marketing.
At DCI, the best candidates not only have the right skills, but also offer intangible qualities that mesh well with our company culture. Our collegial work atmosphere stems from two things: our passion for people and our passion for places.
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Our Placemakers Going Places
DCI Summer Outings
DCI has made many accomplishments this year. To celebrate everyone’s great work, we set aside time to team-build and have some summer fun. In New York, teams went out for an evening of neon bowling. Our Los Angeles members enjoyed the wild life and wine tasting. And Toronto teams took to the mountain trails while Denver folks paddle board on the lake.
Not Just Colleagues
Employees at DCI are not only colleagues, but are also very often friends outside of the office.
Clients are our customers, but also people with whom we frequently develop long-lasting relationships. And the work we do is not just a job to pay the bills; it’s a fulfilling career in place marketing. These values are reflected by the people currently represented in our marketing firm, where we have a wealth of talent from individuals of all different backgrounds and cultures.
For us, diversity is not just a buzzword, but something we live every day, both within our business and through our work with clients from all over the country and across the world.
If our company sounds like a good fit for your professional aspirations and personality, review our existing opportunities and apply!
Interested candidates are also encouraged to contact DCI’s chairman, Andy Levine, by email at [email protected].
Positions Available at DCI
A list of open positions is provided below. Please contact DCI Talent Scout Nancy Otten ([email protected]) via email – and be sure to tell us why you are a good fit for our agency.
Paid Internships at DCI
Join 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 The Netherlands, Thailand, Denver, Barbados, Chattanooga, 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. A quarter of our current 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.
How to Apply
DCI offers three Internship sessions: Spring (January – April), Summer (June – August) and Fall (September – December). Please see the available internship positions below for role details and application instructions.
Questions? Contact Nancy Otten at [email protected]
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