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Wisconsin Women’s Network Seeks Special Events/Development Intern
May 7, 2012
Company: Wisconsin Women’s Network
Date Posted: May 7, 2012
The Wisconsin Women’s Network is looking for an enthusiastic Special Events and Development Intern for the summer semester of 2012. Gain valuable experience in all aspects of event planning and development for a nonprofit while working with an energetic and talented staff and volunteer team.
Duties of the position would include:
Special Events Planning 75%
- Research prospective events and co-sponsorships
- Assisting staff and the WWN Special Events Chair with event committee meetings
- Participate in sponsorship solicitations
- Following up on event logistics, such as venue, menus, decorations, and entertainment
- Organize and track event attendees and solicitations
- Work with staff on invitation mailings and emails
- Help draft outreach materials for events including press releases, email announcements, and communications to our social media network.
- Helping track RSVP’s for special events
- Be on site for all events and assist with post-event follow-up (Intern must be available for WWN’s Women’s Equality Day Event which will take place at the end of August)
- Help recruit and manage special events volunteers
- Update member database and spreadsheets for fundraising calls
- Help track membership renewals and assist with thank-you mailings
- Provide additional support to the fundraising program as needed
- Research potential grant funders
- Help staff maintain grants calendar
- Assist with grant writing as needed
Qualified candidates will have at least sophomore standing and be enrolled in a college or university. Applicants should possess strong organization skills, demonstrated proficiency managing detail oriented tasks, and the ability to communicate effectively. Flexible hours; 8-12 hours a week; some evening work will be required. Note: applicants MUST be willing to work additional hours in August in the days leading up to the Women’s Equality Day Event during the last week of August. An ideal intern will be enthusiastic about raising awareness on women’s issues and supporting the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin.
Note: This is an unpaid internship, but WWN is willing to work with the intern and her or his academic departments to help the intern gain academic credit for her or his time with the Network. The Wisconsin Women’s Network is an equal opportunity employer.
To Apply: Email your resume and a brief statement of interest (1 page max—detail what you hope to gain from an internship with WWN, past work experience and how an internship would fit into your academic or career plans) to email@example.com.