The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) seeks students (and recent graduates) with outstanding customer service skills to be interns at IAAPA Attractions Expo and Asian Attractions Expo. Successful applicants will get the opportunity to see and be involved in the premier amusement and attractions trade show and conference in the U.S. and/or Asia.

The elements of the program include:

  • Event Management: Working with the association’s expo management team and on-site vendors to oversee a range of special events at IAAPA Attractions Expo.
  • Education Program: Working with IAAPA’s education staff to conduct the on-site logistics for the education workshop program, Institute program, and off-site Picture-43tour programs.
  • Trade Show Support: Working with the expo management team, floor managers, and vendors in support of trade show logistics.
  • Behind the Scenes Education: Providing a “behind the scenes” look at IAAPA’s tradeshow vendors. In addition, each ambassador is scheduled a specific list of seminars to attend.
  • Social Program: Ability to network with other peers in the industry as well as to make contact with facility operators in the amusement and attractions industry and interact with one of the premier trade show management teams in the industry.

An intern program by its nature is a balance between the work needs of the employer and the education needs of the students — the IAAPA Ambassador Program will balance these needs by providing specific education opportunities throughout the week that will be pre-scheduled as a part of the program. Part of that balance is what IAAPA provides and what we expect each Ambassador to bring to the expo.

IAAPA provides:

  • An unforgettable experience
  • World class training
  • Shared housing (for those outside HK at AAE)
  • Daily breakfast and lunch (only lunch AAE)
  • Networking opportunities
  • This exciting opportunity features a structured learning program, scheduled work hours (approximately 10+ hours per day), and a ticket to one of the largest trade shows in the world.
  • Small Per-Diem for local transportation & additional meals

Successful Ambassador Applicants will offer:

  • Enthusiasm & initiative
  • Hard work & complete dedication of their time during this event Professional appearance & "can do" attitude
  • Outstanding Customer Service skills and experience Picture-1
  • Background or current studies in hospitality, event management, engineering, journalism, or related subjects
  • Transportation to and from the Expo sites (IAE-Orlando, Florida, AAE 2018-Hong Kong)
  • Full-time commitment (2018 dates: IAE-Nov. 9-16, AAE-June 3-8)
  • Must be 18 or older on or before the first day of the program
  • In exchange for a valuable learning opportunity, successful candidates will provide energy, initiative, and a strong customer-focused attitude to the improve guest experience for all IAAPA attendees.

Dates & Deadlines:
01/19: Application for Asian Attractions Expo 2018 (AAE) Opens
03/01: Application for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 (IAE) Opens
03/23: Deadline for AAE Applications
04/1-7: AAE Interviews
04/28: Latest AAE Team Selected/Notified
05/01: Spring Deadline for IAE Applications
05/13-31: IAE Spring Interviews
06/3-8: AAE Ambassadors On-Site in Hong Kong
06/30: Latest IAE Team from Spring Applications Selected/Notified
09/01: Fall Deadline for IAE Applications
09/9-22: Fall IAE Interviews
09/29: Latest Final IAE Team Selected/Notified
11/09-16: IAE Ambassadors On-Site in Orlando

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