About U.S. Travel
Careers & U.S. Travel
The U.S. Travel Association is a dynamic, mission-driven association committed to increasing travel to and within the United States. U.S. Travel offers excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive environment where individual contributions are highly valued. U.S. Travel seeks staff who are committed to creating excellent work and contributing to a positive workplace culture. The office is conveniently located near Metro Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
U.S. Travel is hiring for two positions:
- Communications Intern (Paid)
The U.S. Travel Association is seeking a candidate to serve as an economist with the Association’s Research Department. The successful candidate will work directly for the Association’s Chief Economist on a wide range of issues ranging from estimating the economic impact of the travel industry at the local, state and national levels to supporting the Association’s various Public Affairs initiatives. This position works closely with the Communications and Government Relations teams, as well as outside entities. The candidate should have a track record of collaborating and communicating research to internal employees, members, stakeholders, and policy makers.
The Research Department’s main purpose is to support the mission of the Association. A majority of its resources are allocated to conduct a wide array of research involving economic impact, advocacy, and the benefits of travel to consumers, businesses and policymakers. The division’s research projects vary in terms of scope, scale and coordination with others. A number of products are produced largely by the research division alone, with minor involvement with other divisions of U.S. Travel. Further products are produced in close coordination with other divisions within U.S. Travel and, in some cases, in coordination with outside organizations as well. The frequency of the products produced by the research division include: monthly, semiannual, annual, bi-annual, multi-year and one-time products. A significant portion of research is used to drive media and policy-maker awareness on the impact of travel and is further used to communicate and advance U.S. Travel’s mission to increase travel to and within the United States.
- Work on economic research projects in multiple areas such as: the impact of travel on national, state, and local economies, annual publications, high-frequency economic estimates (monthly as well as by request), public affairs support, membership support, and contract studies
- Produce qualitative and quantitative analysis and write reports
- Skills to explain and depict complex economic data/statistics to audiences
- Managing or leading projects of assigned research tasks
- Preparing technical reports and present findings
- Advanced Degree in economics
- A minimum of seven years of work experience in the research field with experience in travel and tourism or trade association a plus.
- A solid understanding of domestic and international statistics, with in depth knowledge of the U.S. National Economic Accounts and the U.S. economic statistical system in general
- A fundamental understanding of input-output analysis
- Strong ability to conceptualize complex research issues and distill to actionable outputs
- Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and able to communicate effectively about these methods to large non-technical audiences.
- Ability to conduct and present applied research and analyze large amounts of data
- Strong writing and public speaking skills are a must.
- Ability to work well in a team environment with co-workers from other departments particularly Communications and Governments Relations.
Softwares: Microsoft Office and statistical-related software products and databases
U.S. Travel Association offers competitive salary and benefits package, plus the opportunity to work for a leading American industry. Please submit a brief cover letter, résumé and reference list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Intern (Paid)
High-profile Washington, D.C. trade association seeks a personable, creative and highly motivated summer intern to assist in a fast-paced communications shop. Ranked Washington, D.C.'s No. 1 Beltway trade and professional association in the areas of media relations, industry reputation stewardship and bipartisanship (and No. 4 overall), the U.S. Travel Association represents every facet of the $2 trillion travel industry.
- Track, format and summarize media coverage
- Research and assist with building and maintaining media lists
- Help plan, research and draft copy for media and industry communications
- Perform general tasks as assigned by media relations and industry communications staffs
- A highly professional demeanor
- An interest in politics and a basic knowledge of the U.S. news landscape
- Excellent writing skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
- Major in public relations, journalism, communications or related field desired
- Prior experience in a political, hospitality, news or federal policy-related organization a major plus
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. Please include “Communications Intern” in the subject line.