Destination DC
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Unpaid Internship
  • Other
  • Seasonal


The Media Relations Intern will directly support the communications team at Destination DC.

Duties/responsibilities include:

  • Create and update media lists using media software Cision
  • Prepare media pitches with timely content including current events, holidays, F&B trends, museum exhibitions, etc.
  • Build media itineraries based on visitor personas
  • Upload media itineraries into CRM software Simpleview
  • Write content for quarterly journalist newsletter
  • Research editorial calendars for long-lead pitching
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly media in-kind reports
  • Assist with tracking and quantifying media coverage
  • Attend weekly company-wide and team meetings as well as monthly departmental meetings
  • Administrative tasks including mailing and press kit preparation and deliveries

 Qualifications:  Experience, competencies, education:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Exceptional business etiquette skills
  • Demonstrated interest in the travel and tourism economy, enthusiasm for Washington, DC
  • Completed at least one year of college; focus on communications or relevant coursework required
  • Eagerness to learn from a team of dynamic, engaged professionals working to promote Washington, DC and its vital hospitality and travel and tourism economy.


  • Commitment of one semester is required (Spring 2020). Duration may be continued for a second semester upon agreement.
  • Interns must commit at least 15-20 hours per week to DDC; 2-3 days/week


  • Destination DC will work with intern to complete the paperwork and reports necessary to obtain school credit.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit both a resume and a cover letter, saved together and uploaded as one file.

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