Pittsburgh International Hostel on Warrington ( colosed)

in Allentown on the South Side of Pittsburgh

Marketing Specialist

The Pittsburgh Council of AYH had been in existence since the 1950’s. In 1997, a youth hostel was constructed.  The Pittsburgh Council of HI-AYH was seeking a Marketing Specialist intern to develop, organize, and implement a general marketing strategy that will identify and reach target audiences in order to increase individual and group overnights.

Hostelling International- American Youth Hostels (HI-AYH) is a National Organization affiliated with the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF). Our mission is "To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling." The Pittsburgh Council of HI-AYH was the local connection to the worldwide chain of over 4500 hostels. The Pittsburgh Council had been in existence since the 1950’s, however it was not until 1997 that a youth hostel was constructed in Pittsburgh. The board of directors was interested in broadening it’s marketing efforts to increase overnights at the hostel and promoting our mission through programming.



Undergraduate upperclassmen in Marketing or Graduate Student in Marketing

Experience working in a hostel and enthusiasm for hostelling may be considered in lieu of education.

Computer Skills:

Web Design, Office 97, WinFax, Internet

Other Skills:

Excellent communication skills including writing, public speaking, and telephone usage. Self motivated, problem solver, detail oriented. Knowledge of hostelling and independent travel experience helpful.

Reports To:

Hostel Managers

Time Commitment:

20-25 hours per week


Hourly wage: $6/hour, free membership upon completion of internship. This internship may be available for credit.


"To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation."

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