Event Planning Internship
Left Forum Event Planning Internships
Spring 2015 • Summer 2015
CUNY Graduate Center
Left Forum seeks to fill an Event Planning Internship. This is a 1 to 2 semester (or monthly equivalent) internship and can be scheduled according to the intern’s academic calendar and requirements.
About the Event Planning Internship
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
This position provides a great opportunity to develop events ranging in size from small to large scale, including our conference which annually features over 1,000 speakers including Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte, Immortal Technique, Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, Michael Moore, Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, Frances Fox Piven, Slavoj Zizek, and Grace Lee Boggs.
- 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 build an event planning and operations team
- 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
We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York 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.
Please send a detailed cover letter and/or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org