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Tech summer intern for Expedia (Hong Kong)

JOB DESCRIPTION ? SUMMER INTERNSHIP, EXPEDIA AFFILIATE NETWORK

Are you a web-savvy and entrepreneurial university engineering / computer science student looking for an interesting and challenging internship with one of the biggest names in online travel? If so, this exciting and unusual internship with Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) might be right up your street. This is an 8-12 week project based in Hong Kong.

Project brief: Through various past acquisitions, EAN owns a number of valuable domain names such as www.orlando.com. Today, the sites sitting on these URLs are out of date. We are looking for a creative and entrepreneurial intern to leverage the tools and solutions that EAN offers to our affiliates and to create a transactional in-house affiliate sites. Our tools range from customizable hosted templates to XML services. Once the site is live, the intern is free to try different traffic generation techniques as our affiliates would do (SEO landing pages, blogging etc.) to enhance site value. The intern will be asked to document the entire process on an internal blog diary / step by step guide ? including the time and challenges from start to going live, who they had to talk to, what documents they had to access and will be asked to present to the executive team at the end of the project, produce recommendations for how our offerings can be improved from an affiliate perspective.

Project objectives: EAN aims to achieve three main objectives through this project:

* To understand the end to end experience of our affiliates and areas that can be improved
* To potentially share extracts of this project in our developer?s forum with our affiliates
* To monetize and generate value from these valuable URLs we have in our portfolio

Project Phasing:

* Week 1: Understand and explore EAN tools, produce and present a project plan
* 6 ? 10 weeks: Site design / development work, traffic generation
* Final week: Evaluate results, prepare and present to executive and product management team

We are looking for:

* Engineering / computer science undergraduate student (or students with suitable programming skills)

* Creative, entrepreneurial, self-starter, ambitious, analytical
* Experience with web development: Photoshop, CSS, HTML, XML, Javascript (you must have created your own site before as a hobby or otherwise)
* Organized and able to manage to tight project schedule

About Expedia Affiliate Network and Expedia, Inc.

Expedia, Inc. is the world?s leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides in-destination concierge service and activity desks for travelers. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com®, hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia?, TripAdvisor®, Expedia Local Expert?, Classic Vacations® and eLong?. Expedia, Inc.?s companies operate more than 50 global points of sale with sites in North America, South America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/ (NASDAQ: EXPE).

The Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is a business unit within the Expedia Inc. portfolio generating over $1.5Bn of annual gross bookings. EAN is responsible for partnerships and affiliations with over 10k affiliates ranging from the largest airlines in the world to entrepreneurs who want to create their own online travel shop. EAN offers affiliates a powerful and flexible toolkit including hosted templates and APIs through an online affiliate center.

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