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Thursday, July 26, 2012

University of Minnesota - Special Events Intern

Skills/Education Requirements:
  • Junior-level (or higher) student in pursuit of Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, management or other related field with an interest in event planning and project management
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs
  • Highly organized and is a self-starter
  • Capability to handle and take charge of multiple projects
  • Flexible schedule
  • Familiarity with design principles and ability to be creative is preferred, but not required
  • On event day: ability to spend 6+ hours engaging in physical activity, including lifting and moving boxes and items (up to approx. 35 pounds) from storage to venue; setting up registration tables, signage; setting and decorating tables; greeting and assisting guests at registration; disassembling and packing event materials.
Overview: The Special Events Intern would assist with all aspects of event planning, coordination, and execution for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health events portfolio, including small, targeted gatherings to large formal occasions throughout the academic year.

Event Planning and Production (70%):
The intern would routinely be responsible for the following:

  • Customer service via phone or email related to events
  • Creation of event onsite print material
  • In-office and on-site event preparations and execution
  • Tracking event registrations and evaluations
  • Assist at majority of events
Project Management/Program Assistance (20%):
The intern would routinely be responsible for the following:
  • Assist in execution of Mentor Program events, activities, and communications
  • Manage other projects as assigned
Communications/Other Duties as Assigned (10%):
The intern would routinely be responsible for the following:
  • Designing and executing display cases
  • Managing and maintaining event supplies

Job Start Date: August 27, 2012
Job End Date: May 31, 2012   

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