Internship Program

2017 Fall Intern Program

Explore Buffalo, Western New York’s premier guided tour organization, is seeking interns for the fall of 2017. Fall internships will begin in early September  and conclude in early December depending on college schedule. Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, and kayak tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours. This internship opportunity is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing,  English, communications, education, and other fields.

General Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will be divided between office work and field work.


  • Compiling and analyzing tour reports, including demographic and marketing data
  • Tracking and recording marketing outreach in print and online sources
  • Possible research projects
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Chaperoning tours and assisting with signing in tour guests
    • Taking photos of tours for sharing on social media


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member, depending on the task


  • Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Flexible scheduling; usually one office day and one field day per week
  • Must be available on weekends, when the majority of tours and events are
  • Must have reliable transportation


To apply, please complete the Fall Internship Application and submit with a resume to Olivia McCarthy, Assistant Director, at The application deadline for Fall 2017 is Friday, August 25, 2017. Potential interns will be asked to come to Explore Buffalo’s office for an interview after submitting their application.