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  1. MSI Coastal Sustainable Tourism Intern with the OSO Extension/Oregon Sea Grant Tourism Program based in Bandon, Oregon. Sponsor: OSU Marine Studies Initiative.
    This position OPEN ONLY TO Oregon State University Undergraduate Students

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*Location: Wild Rivers Coast Alliance Center;
Bandon/Coos Bay, OR
*Supervisor: Miles Phillips; Associate Professor of Practice: Tourism Business Development
*Timeline: June 18-August 24, 2018
***Requirements: Candidate will need to have their own vehicle.

Project Description:

Project Support; “GORP Training Program, Adult and Youth Curriculum”

Intern will work in support of a new training and professional development program for Guides, Outfitter and Tour Operators. This program is called the Guide, Outfitter Recognition and Professional Development (GORP) program which is in its first year of implementation here on the Oregon Coast. The scholar will assist with curriculum development, workshop and webinar implementation and evaluation of the program by surveys and interviews with guides and key audiences. The GORP program has an adult/professional curriculum and a GORP 4-H youth program which is being conducted along the entire coast also.

The scholar will have a secondary role to support communication and evaluation of program activities with clientele in the region including blog postings, client needs assessments, short educational video production etc. The intern may interact with Extension and Sea Grant professionals across the country collaborating on coastal tourism issues. The intern may also assist with an image and video asset acquisition and management project in which professional photographers will be hired to create images of the local area for tourism marketing and education in collaboration with local destination management organizations (DMO’s). The scholar will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the second scholar on various aspects of the projects.

Intern may work in collaboration with other interns at times, work independently at times and accompany faculty lead Miles Phillips at times. Intern will have an opportunity to interact with stakeholders such as guides, tour operators, community tourism stakeholders etc. The project work will be concentrated on the South Coast but will address stakeholders along the entire Oregon Coast. Interaction with the Hatfield Marine Science Center Interns and Oregon Sea Grant Scholars will be supported as possible.

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