Event Planning Internship

Left Forum seeks to fill a part-time event planning internship position for the Summer 2013-Spring 2014 periods. This internship starts immediately. This is a three to six month internship or a one or two semester internship and it can be scheduled according to the academic calendar year as needed.

We seek a detail oriented and motivated individual interested in learning all phases of the planning and implementation of exhibition, registration, conference and fundraising events. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and hone your event planning, management, and organization building skills while gaining valuable, high-profile experience in the academic and nonprofit arenas. The position can be molded to fit the individual’s strengths and interests.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement all parameters of an event, from venue scouting and promotion to logistics, and operations supervision
  • Learn about and a variety of event types, including conference, exhibition and fundraising
  • Utilize the latest database and event planning technologies.
  • Assist in the planning, management and operations of exhibitions events
  • Create working spreadsheets and generate reports for all parameters of the exhibition process
  • Handle accounting and financial factors
  • Help recruit, train and manage volunteers
  • Attend to on site and pre-event troubleshooting

Background and Desired Experience

  • Strong organizing skills
  • High level of attention to detail and seeing projects through to their completion
  • Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
  • Good research and writing skills;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience with spreadsheets and databases—Excel, CiviCRM and Google docs—preferred
  • Passion for grassroots organizing and social justice

About the Internship

We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, staff, and volunteers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan where you'll be able to interact with scholars and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.

This internship is unpaid, although academic credit is available. Hours are flexible—we ask for 15-20 hours a week—and can be adapted to fit your schedule. This internship begins immediately. People with diverse backgrounds and experience are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to volunteer@leftforum.org

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