Industry & Partner Engagement Intern - Fall 2024

Destination Cleveland

Destination Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024


As unapologetic promoters of Cleveland, the Destination Cleveland team works every day to attract visitors, inspire both visitors and locals alike to explore, and connect people to experiences that illustrate Cleveland’s diversity, creativity, and contagious passion. We’re in the business of equitably growing the region’s economy through travel and tourism while also cultivating a passion for Greater Cleveland.

As the only organization charged with marketing Cleveland outside of the region, we never stop talking about the city. We know the region inside and out. We roll up our sleeves and get the job done for The Land. We’re a group of expectation-exceeding, fun-loving, innovative professionals.


  • Mandatory Start Date & Orientation: September 11, 2024
  • 15-22 hours/week in office or required hours for internship course credit (flexible)
  • $15/hour rate of pay
  • $50/Month Stipend
  • Internship duration: FALL (Sept. 11 – Dec. 31)

The Industry & Partner Engagement Intern will be charged with tasks related to stewarding relationships with a network of local hospitality industry businesses to advance the strategic priorities of the organization while prioritizing racial equity and inclusion. This role, primarily within the Destination Management division and Destination Engagement sub-department, will touch many interdepartmental projects and initiatives. Success is measured by, but not limited to, perceptions of and engagement with the organization by the hospitality industry.

The entire destination management functional area seeks to continually advance Cleveland as a destination city by serving as:

  • community catalyst, actively listening to the community & customers and working to cause or accelerate actions and collaborations that advance Cleveland as a destination city;
  • collaborative designer, utilizing consumer & community insights to shape destination assets into brand-aligned experiences for residents and guests;
  • community orchestrator, inspiring diverse and often disconnected individuals, and organizations to work together to advance Cleveland as a destination city; and
  • destination champion, consistently standing together with visitors to Cleveland, the industry that serves them and the community that hosts them to champion Cleveland as a destination city.


  • Assisting Industry Engagement Support Specialist with partner onboarding tasks, including, but not limited to:
  • Partner application processing
  • Renewal invoicing
  • Partner welcome packet distribution
  • Activating new partners in CRM
  • Conducts research on potential new partners and Destination Advocates to support overall acquisition goals of the Industry & Partner Engagement team.
  • Manages partner benefit fulfillment efforts.
  • Assist Industry Engagement Support Specialist with tasks associated with industry & partner engagement events, including, but not limited to:
  • Eventsforce management (registration lists, sending test invites)
  • On-site support (registration, event logistics)
  • Manage the un-check email process each month in CRM.
  • CRM audit and data clean up.
  • Support Relationship Managers in stewarding existing and cultivating new partner relationships.
  • Active participant on the Industry & Partner Engagement team in support of other tasks designed to achieve team KPIs of broadening & deepening reach within the hospitality industry, achieving private revenue goals, enhancing overall satisfaction & sentiment and increasing engagement.
  • Provide support within the prepared & readiness project team ahead of major events.


  • Strong written and verbal communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated research and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Creativity in problem solving and solutions-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required.


  • Currently enrolled in a college or university.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent listening and/or presenting.
  • Viewing computer monitors
  • Regular sitting
  • Standing for community functions, presentations, etc.
  • Lifting/carrying up to 50(?) pounds


Office environment; moderate noise. Offsite visits/appointments/presentations required.

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