Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Visitor Experience and Special Events Internship
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) offers unpaid Visitor Experience and Special Events Internships each semester for upper level undergraduate or graduate students. The internship will provide opportunities for the intern to assist with the planning, coordination and execution of NFNHA and partner organization/site events and programs. The intern will pay special attention to identifying the visitor audience, and facilitate special events and programs that address the needs of adult, youth, family, and international audiences. The intern will assist with the Discover Niagara Shuttle, with tasks including, marketing, compiling visitor data, coordination, and sharing information with visitors in a variety of manners.
The Visitor Experience and Special Events Intern will be required to work independently and collaboratively with team members to successfully plan, coordinate, and execute special events and programs. The intern will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, and work closely with team members and partners to gain conceptual knowledge and hands-on experience of tourism and the visitor experience in the National Heritage Area.
As part of the research internship, work may can include any of the following tasks:
Key objectives upon completion:
To apply, please submit a resume or CV and application to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Applications are available for download at, discoverniagara.org/internships.
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.