Monday, September 27, 2010

Internship Opportunity

Sustainable Tourism on Native Lands
Founded in 2002, Sustainable Travel International (STI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to providing education and outreach services that help travelers, travel providers and destinations support environmental conservation and protect cultural heritage while promoting cross-cultural understanding and economic development.
STI is in the early stages of developing a project with the idea of partnering with Native American Tribes and non-native organizations in support of sustainable tourism on Native lands.
 Position Description
This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student interested in helping to build a program from the conceptual stage through execution.  The successful Intern will work with the Bloomington-based Project Leader to:  develop and manage social networking site(s) for outreach and visioning; contact and engage key stakeholders and strategic partners to develop baseline information; support the co-development of creative solutions and help identify priorities for specific tribes pursuing sustainable tourism on their lands.  This is a non-paying internship opportunity; however, there is a possibility that the Intern may receive some level of compensation as a result of their effort—most likely through a successful grant proposal.
Necessary Qualifications
Excellent communication skills:  written, oral, presentation materials
Social networking savvy
Research and information management skills
Knowledge of sustainability
Multicultural competence
Entrepreneurial spirit
 Additional Helpful Attributes
Knowledge of local-regional economic development strategies
Knowledge of Native American affairs (or interest in learning)
Interest/knowledge in multi-sector partnership strategies
Experience in grant writing (or interest in assisting)
 How to Apply
 Email Tomas Beauchamp, Project Leader:
Please put “SPEA Intern Request” and your name in the subject line. 
Telephone:  812. 824-6029 (Home)

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