Special Events Summer Intern Wanted
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
30 Laurel Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Reports to: Community Engagement Manager
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 2, 2010.