Today we launched the 2012 STA Travel World Traveler Internship website! It’s hard to believe this is now our third year working with STA Travel on one of their biggest campaigns of the year. As always, we’ve enjoyed working with STA Travel on creating a new design for the website and launching the program.
This year, STA Travel has decided to “up the ante” and send two sets of lucky interns on three trips over the year. The first trip kicks off May 28 in Berlin and the interns will travel to Prague, Vienna, Munich, Venice, Rome, Florence, Nice, Lucerne, Barcelona, and Madrid!
In addition to a new look and feel, we’ve added some new functionality:
- Submit Your Video Process- This year, we utilized the YouTube API on the site to make the video uploading process more simple for applicants. During the Application process, users upload their video file and with a little behind the scenes magic, the video is automatically added to a designated World Traveler Internship YouTube account and added to their bio page on the website.
- Emphasis on Videos – We utilized Flowplayer for all other videos on the site. The homepage has a new layout that is very focused on video, with a large featured video at the top of the page, then the ability to view videos by year or by country in the carousel below. Users can also sort through videos on the new Videos page.
The Application process is a bit simpler this year as well. All applicants will fill out the online application including submitting their application video. STA Travel will then review the applicants and announce the top 20 on April 27. Following the announcement, STA will conduct interviews, then announce the first two interns on May 7.
Stay tuned and good luck to this year’s applicants!