Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. was formed in 1950 to assist colleges, universities, museums and other cultural institutions, and professional organizations in the creation and operation of educational group travel programs for their memberships and patrons. Today ATA, a leader in cultural and educational group travel, operates unique travel programs throughout the world. In the last five years, ATA has strategically entered the market of patron tours by providing highly-customized, up-scale group tours for cultural, political and professional organizations to use as fundraising tools with their major donors and boards of directors. ATA has a staff of over 60 in the U.S. involved in all phases of travel: tour design, land operations, travel services, airline sales, and marketing.
ATA also has two subsidiary divisions which include offices around the world. CET Academic Programs is well known for its innovations in the field of study abroad. Its programs– now based at multiple centers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East —specialize in integrating students into the society in which they are living. Professionals Abroad works with top U.S. and international professional associations to facilitate professional exchange between counterparts around the globe.
Academic Travel Abroad:
- Educational Internship Program Description
Volunteer Internship – Washington, DC office (Ongoing)
- Reservation Specialist (Full-time)
- Tour Communications Specialist (Full-time)
Helpful Information for Interested Applicants – ATA accepts entry-level applications on an ongoing basis. However, other positions are only posted when applications are being accepted. CET Academic Programs, our student study abroad division, lists other employment opportunities on the CET website here.
If you would like to send in a resume and cover letter to be kept on file for current and possible future openings please send via the “Contact Us” page from the top menu bar. We will then file it for future reference. See below for a summary of possibly benefits while employed at ATA.
Travel as Career - For those seeking advice on how to transition to a career in the travel industry, please visit our friends at the Travel Employment Service. They have multiple resources that those wishing to make such a career move will find quite useful.
Benefits Summary and Websites
401K Retirement Plans:American Funds
Flexible Spending Plans: Ceridian
Employee Assistance Programs: EAP
IATAN Membership: IATAN
Group Life Insurance:Lincoln Financial
Health Insurance: CareFirst
Supplemental Insurance: AFLAC
Long-Term Disability: Lincoln Financial
Dental Insurance: Metlife
Metro Benefits: WMATA Smart Benefits
Education in Service:
Workforce training may be requested for skills that will improve job performance.
Leave and Holidays:
Excellent benefits through Paid Time Off Leave, New Parent Leave, Philanthropy Leave and Paid Holidays.
Special bonuses may be earned for profit sharing, employee referrals or benchmark anniversaries.
New employees have a mentor for their first six months of employment.
Search our tours for the types of travel that our employees may experience.
Please Note: These benefits are offered to full-time employees in the United States and are subject to change. Some items require employee contribution and/or other terms of eligibility.