DiscoverExcursions

Social Media Intern
Seville, Spain
January 2013 – May 2013

DiscoverExcursions is a travel company based in Seville, Spain, where I studied abroad for one semester of my junior year at Hofstra University. A few months before my semester started, DiscoverExcursions’ head travel guide contacted me via Facebook with an offer for a semester-long internship while abroad.  I replied, scheduled an interview when I arrived on-site, accepted the position, and spent the semester working, learning, and laughing at the Discover office.  Throughout the semester, I managed the company Instagram account and grew the following to over 1000 (now at 6800+).  I was fortunate enough to develop strong relationships with my fellow interns as well as the Seville travel guides.  Both in the office and on international trips and excursions, I enjoyed my job so much that it was difficult to view it as “work”.

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:
– Manage social media platforms and grow following on company accounts; Instagram following increased by 1000+ and is now at 6800 and growing
– Promote DiscoverExcursions events, excursions, trips, etc. to study abroad student target audience by contacting fellow API and University of Seville American students
– Assist travel guides in trip preparations/coordinating, pre-departure, and on-site duties
– Write and edit event ads/newsletters to be posted through online outlets and distributed via e-mail