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.
In 2012 Nik Wallenda became the first person to cross the Niagara Falls by tightrope in 116 years. He did so after receiving permission from both the Canadian and United States governments, although he was required to carry his passport and present it on entry to the Canadian side of the falls.