Special Events Summer Intern Wanted





Title:                                          Special Events Summer Intern             

May through August 2010, 15-20 hours per week between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, hours to be split between four or five days


Location:                            United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

                                          30 Laurel Street, Hartford, CT 06106


Department:                            Communications


Reports to:                            Community Engagement Manager


Salary:                            None


Description: The Special Events Summer Intern will support United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s staff in activities surrounding the organization’s Community Campaign including but not limited to United Way Day of Caring, the agency speaker tour program, and the Jump Start campaign coordinator training program.



       Support professional staff in the planning and implementation of United Way Day of Caring, a 5,000+ volunteer event held each September; activities may include but are not limited to: support of and attendance at event planning meetings, interacting with workplace and agency coordinators via phone and email, training and supporting coordinators and volunteers at area companies and agencies, web content management, database input and recordkeeping, internet research, report creation and analysis, and t-shirt and sign distribution to volunteers

       Support of speaker tour program involving 125 agency speakers; activities may include but are not limited to: data entry of speaker information into database, emailing confirmation forms, maintaining and verifying current information on speaker list, and providing support for trainings sessions

       Assist with Jump Start campaign coordinator training program, including preparation ahead of time and being onsite to assist with logistics the day of the event

       Other Communications-related duties as assigned



       Event management experience

       Computer experience with Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Word, and Excel) and internet applications

       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

       Friendly phone manner with experience in making cold calls

       Ability to be punctual and dependable

       Knowledge of the nonprofit sector helpful


For consideration, please send letter of intent and résumé to Libby Richardson at lrichardson@unitedwayinc.org no later than April 2, 2010.