Job opportunities and Internships

Welcome to our recruitment page where we post all permanent, temporary and voluntary opportunities with GSTC.

Open positions

There are no open positions available at the moment. If you’d like to be the first to hear about new opportunities and what we’re up to,  follow us on LinkedIn and sign up to our GSTC Monthly Newsletter to hear about new opportunities.

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

Any volunteer or internship opportunities will be advertised here.

If you send us speculative CVs, we might not be able to reply.

We expect you to be familiar with the GSTC, for example taking one of the courses, attending an event, etc.

Our people make the mission possible

GSTC is made up of passionate, dedicated team from around the world, united by a common mission to support a more sustainable tourism sector based on shared standards and proper assurance of claims.

Get to know GSTC

Interested in joining us? Learn more about who we are, how we work, and what we’re supporting.

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC®) is managing the GSTC Criteria, as well as providing international accreditation for sustainable tourism Certification Bodies.

The GSTC Criteria serve as the global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism. The Criteria are used for education and awareness-raising. They’re used for policy-making, measurement and evaluation reasons and as a basis for certification.

They are the result of a worldwide effort to develop a common language about sustainability in tourism. They are categorized in four pillars: (A) Sustainable management; (B) Socioeconomic impacts; (C) Cultural impacts; (D) Environmental impacts.

These standards were built on decades of prior work from industry experts around the globe. During the process of development, they were widely consulted in both developed and developing countries. They reflect our goal in attaining a global consensus on sustainable tourism.

The process of developing the Criteria was designed to adhere to the standards-setting code of the ISEAL Alliance. The ISEAL Alliance is the international body providing guidance for the management of sustainability standards in all sectors. That code is informed by relevant ISO standards.

Finally, the GSTC Criteria are the starting goals that businesses, governments, and destinations should achieve. Tourism destinations each have their own culture, environment, customs, and laws. Therefore, the Criteria are designed to be adapted to local conditions and supplemented by additional criteria for the specific location and activity.

You can also join one of the regular GSTC Sustainable Tourism courses.