VisitErie offers college students a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the tourism, marketing and hospitality industries. VisitErie internships are unpaid, but can be redeemed for college credit based on campus requirements.
Interns work a fixed schedule of 15-25 hours per week, depending on credit requirements and the student’s schedule. Selected interns must be able to complete their hours between Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All VisitErie employees and interns are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination.
Due to the nature of our work, VisitErie works with many different community partners. VisitErie’s goal is to provide interns with a well-rounded experience, including the opportunity to see as much as possible, and meet the community partners who may expand your view of the hospitality industry.
An internship with VisitErie’s Convention Sales Department offers college students an exciting opportunity to work alongside sales staff on a range of real-world tasks, including sales, research, marketing and event management. The Conventions Internship offers students the opportunity to promote Erie as a premier conference and meeting destination, working alongside the Director of Convention Sales & Services and exercising their communication, research, marketing, writing and planning skills.
VisitErie’s Marketing Intern will gain hands-on experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, assisting the Marketing Department on a variety of projects and promotions. Responsibilities include coordinating with staff to contribute to an organizational content calendar, creating and scheduling social media content as directed, and assisting in research and execution of a variety of VisitErie marketing and promotional objectives.
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.
NOW OPEN! ASCEND fosters a community-centered climbing, fitness, and yoga experience by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Located in Downtown Erie, ASCEND welcomes Erie visitors to stop in and give climbing a try!
Your “Home Away from Home” short term rental sleeps 8 and is in a great location close to Erie Sports Center, Splash Lagoon, shopping and restaurants, as well as Steelhead Fishing. This restored 1881 Farmhouse is located on 10 private acres. Reminisce about bygone days when life was slower and simpler. With a long driveway and large yard, kick back by the firepit, watch wildlife or enjoy a beautiful Erie sunset from the back patio.
The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
Stop by Port Farms to check out the newest addition, Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales. We offer hand-crafted beers and delicious sharable food year-round. The brewery is family and dog friendly with both indoor and outdoor spaces. We offer games, music and entertainment for all ages!
UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
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