Social Media and Communication Internship (summer)

Travel Lane County

Purposes of Position: 

The Social Media and Communication Intern will use social media and in person interactions to extend travelers’ stays through inspirational and accurate information, exceptional customer service in every medium, and a passion for the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.

Specific Duties:

Research social media best practices and emerging platforms/ tools and how they apply to tourism marketing.

Research, enter and approve events in online regional event calendar.

Prepare and send out events calendar to bi-weekly mailing list and publications

Coordinate with other staff to keep an active twitter account and accurate event calendar at all times

Contribute to Eugene, Cascades & Coast blogs

Attend festivals and events to promote Travel Lane County and its members

Assist visitors with trip planning, booking accommodations and recreational activities

Retail sales and duties

Light cleaning

Work shifts at the Downtown or Springfield Adventure Centers and in the Mobile Adventure Center

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements: 

Passion for and knowledge of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast’s (Lane County’s) soft adventure, culinary, and arts offerings

Exceptional customer service

Ability to work easily & professionally with a variety of people

Loyalty to Travel Lane County; positive representation

Clear written and oral communication

Ability to handle fast paced customer service environment and multiple tasks at one time

Use of a multi-line phone

Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, internet)

Accurate data entry

Ability to lift 40 lbs from the floor and carry

Ability to stand for duration of an 8 hr shift

Ability and willingness to use standard cleaning supplies

Willingness to work after hours events when necessary

Ability to work weekends

Ability to pass a background check

Ability to secure an OLCC servers permit

Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record


This part time internship pays $9.50/hr, requires weekend work and reports to the VP of Tourism Marketing and the Adventure Center Manager.

We are looking for one intern for that would work 20 hours per week June to September with the potential for continuing through Spring Term 2014 at 10 hours per week. Work during school breaks is required.

This position is open until filled. Interviews start immediately.

Application Instructions: 

To apply, send: a resume and a cover letter to Travel Lane County attn: Human Resources, PO Box 10286, Eugene OR 97440 or email:

Cover letters should highlight the applicant’s knowledge and passion for the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region as well as any relevant experience. Please limit cover letters to one page.