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 or travel marketing in order to raise awareness, create jobs, and improve lives.
At DCI, the best candidates not only have the right skills, but also offer intangible qualities that mesh well with our company culture. Our congenial work atmosphere stems from our passion for three things: people, places, and purpose.
- Be a Knowledge Sponge
- Keep Promises
- Embrace a Passion for Places
- Share Your Talents
- Pursue Happiness
- Champion Equity & Inclusion
Our Placemakers Going Places
Another way we live out our purpose is with our DCI Cares program. DCI was founded by Ted Levine in 1960 as a company that helped developing countries attract visitors, investment, and companies as a way to generate jobs and stimulate the economy. DCI Cares is our way of continuing this mission by giving back. If at least five DCI staff join together to support a cause on a single day, DCI will donate a day of paid-leave to the individuals involved. In the past DCI staff have pursued projects like mentoring in a local high school, packing medical supplies to ship to hospitals in developing countries, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and a Tourism Cares restoration and recovery project. In addition, DCI will often organize an “all agency” DCI Cares Day in conjunction with Staff Retreats and midyear meetings. Read More About Our Purpose
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 talent scout, Nancy Otten, by email at [email protected]
Positions Available at DCI
A list of open positions is provided below.
Please be sure to tell us why you are a good fit for our agency.
Paid Internships at DCI
Join The Leader in Marketing Places
Ted Levine founded DCI in 1960 with a vision. He recognized early on the ability for place marketing — through the dual engines of tourism and economic development — to bring jobs, open doors, and elevate the lives of the people living and working in those places.
We continue to pursue that purpose today and have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, and countries 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 Edelman, Ruder Finn, 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.