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National Geographic Custom Trip Development & Sales Internship – Summer 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010378 Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Feb. 03, 2020


A day in the life..

The National Geographic Custom Trips team curates luxury, private travel itineraries for National Geographic Expedition clients. Travelers reach out to us if they are interested in altering any of our set Expedition itineraries or if they’d like to create a trip from scratch. The Custom Trips are comprehensive packages which include accommodations, guiding, transfers and some meals. Every Custom Trip is different and tailored according to each travelers' interests and needs. We work together with Destination Management Companies all around the world to check hotel availability, pricing and logistics in order to design a trip proposal for our travelers. Once a traveler accepts a proposal, we work with the DMC to finalize the booking and ensure the trip runs seamlessly on ground.


  • Assist with drafting custom trip proposals
  • Update and maintain photo collections for various regions
  • Curate destination copy for custom trip proposals
  • Input data for booked departures

What you bring the role..

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and organized
  • Ability to handle and prioritize simultaneous projects and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and resourceful, with the ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word and Excel
  • Adept at learning new software and systems

(Preferred Qualifications)

  • Past international travel experience is preferred
  • Major in International Relations, Political Science, Hospitality preferred but not required

Additional Information

Application Process:

Please submit a resume, a list of countries you have traveled to and a cover letter detailing your qualifications.

Internship Eligibility:

  • All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • All students must be at least 18 years old
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Program Dates:

  • All candidates must be available from June 1 – August 7
  • All candidates must be willing to work 20 hours/week

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Global Adrenaline, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

Global Adrenaline, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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