The Extension Tourism Business Development program offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. These opportunities can be either paid or non-paid. Paid internships are limited by project funding.


We expect to be able to offer multiple (3)  PAID internships this summer Jun 18-August 24, 2018
Location Coos Bay-Bandon, Coastal Oregon
Lodging will be provided at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Apartments in Coos Bay.cle.

2018 MSI Tourism Internship for OSU Undergraduate Students

2018 Oregon Sea Grant Tourism Internship – Summer Scholar 1

2018 Oregon Sea Grant Tourism Internship – Summer Scholar 2

Travel Oregon – International Sales Development Workshop on the South Coast

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – February 14, 2018 

Please see:…for details


Is your business interested in learning more about international visitors and their impact on local tourism? Travel Oregon’s Global Sales team will provide educational workshops for local businesses in the tourism industry focused on everything international, from familiarization tours to receptive tour operators, in an effort to grow your business.


  • Basic international tourism overview
  • Best practices for working with international tour operators
  • How to develop an outstanding itinerary
  • 1-on-1 appointment with Travel Oregon Sales Managers


For more details, visit the Agenda page.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Global Sales 101

  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Coos Bay
  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Brookings

1-on-1 Appointments

  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Your business or organization from Coos Bay to Brookings

Networking Event

  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Broken Anchor Bar & Grill, Bandon, OR

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Global Sales 101

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Bandon Dunes, Bandon, OR

Itinerary Planning

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Bandon Dunes, Bandon, OR

January 25th, 2018

Agritourism Conference Built for Your Future Success

Join us for a great day of networking and info!
Join us for a great day of networking and info!

By Mary Stewart, OSU Extension Service

Hello and welcome to the new year!

If you’re like us, you have some lofty goals cleverly disguised as New Year’s resolutions. If any of those goals include furthering your agritourism operation, gaining inspiration, building your agritourism network, or getting to the bottom of some nagging questions, we’ve got an event tailored just for you.

You are enthusiastically invited to the 2018 Agritourism Conference for Clackamas, Marion, and Polk Counties.

The Agritourism Conference is an educational and networking event for farm direct marketers and other agritourism operators, designed for all sizes and types of farms, ranches, woodlands, nurseries, wineries, food processors and botanical gardens. It is also a great place to meet other operators, share your knowledge and learn better business strategy.

We will be addressing such topics as:

  • Forming a diverse marketing portfolio to best represent your business
  • Adding outdoor recreation tourism to your business mix
  • Models of success from here & elsewhere
  • How zoning and health regulations affect agritourism operations
  • Willamette Valley wine trends
  • Lessons learned from the total eclipse
  • Web design and increasing SEO

We hope you can join us for this year’s conference. The details are as follows:

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:30am-3:00pm

WHERE: The Oregon Garden, Orchid Room, 895 W. Main Street, Silverton

COST: $20 per person, includes lunch


The event is co-sponsored by: OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Kyle Bunch Agency – American Family Insurance, and Oregon Farm Loop.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary or Victoria at 503-588-5301.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!