Interested in a fun and fascinating career that connects you with world-famous attractions, delicious dining and captivating history? Richmond Region Tourism is the ideal place for you.

Internship program 

Richmond Region Tourism welcomes all applicants for internships and believes they are important in preparing students for careers in the travel and tourism industry. Our internship program is geared toward:

  • College juniors, seniors and graduate-level students working for earned academic credit
  • Tourism, Parks & Recreation, Hospitality/Travel fields
  • Communication and PR fields

The goal of Richmond Region Tourism's internship program is to apply classroom theories, concepts and prior experience in a practical professional environment. Interns will be given the opportunity to learn by working in and observing the hospitality industry and can expect to:

  • Study, observe and participate in the policies and practices of the organization
  • Attend board and staff meetings
  • Gain overall understanding of the organization (daily operation) in all departments
  • Gain skills in a face-to-face leadership setting
  • Obtain the ability to plan and conduct appropriate hospitality activities for the organization
  • Work closely with staff members responsible for various facets of the organization
  • Visit other agencies and shadow the CEO and other department heads at meetings

Richmond Region Tourism generally accepts one or two new interns each summer. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All intern hours must be performed during that time frame. To apply for an internship, please send your request via email to or contact us for more information.