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Monday, February 04, 2013

Uptown Association Events and Programming Intern

OVERVIEW:  The Uptown Association is a non-profit member based organization serving the Uptown Minneapolis area since 1975 with offices located near the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and West Lake Street. The mission of the organization is to improve the economic vitality and sustainability of Uptown through collaboration and partnerships.  The Association is also the producer of the Uptown Art Fair, a nationally renowned fine art show that is held annually the first weekend of August and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013!

The Uptown Association Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience at one of the most active business associations in the City of Minneapolis, as well as the producer of the nationally acclaimed Uptown Art Fair.  The Association is looking for several interns starting MARCH 1, 2013 who are interested in enhancing their education experience in the areas of event planning and project management, communications, public relations, marketing, and journalism.  Hours are PART-TIME (12-15 hours per week) during the school year (until approximately mid-May) and schedule is determined by the intern. After mid-May, the position is FULL-TIME (40+ hours) through August 30, 2013. There are few weekend hours except for the Uptown Art Fair (August 2-4).

Possible responsibilities include planning events and programs, working with stakeholders in the community, creating and writing marketing pieces, database management, research, VIP relations, and staff support. 

Association Interns play integral roles in coordinating the Uptown Art Fair- one of the top 10 fine art festival in the US and second most attended event in MN.  They will not only see a large event from the planning stages to completion, but gain experience in project management and maintaining budgets.   

These positions are unpaid, however, interns enhance their skills and take home tangible work products for their portfolios.

Ideal candidates are creative self-starters needing little supervision.  Must be detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task.  Team players, who are adaptable and independent problem solvers will succeed in this position. 

Strong writing skills are a must.  Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite a plus.


Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references. The cover letter should include work and education experience, availability and desired outcomes. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, however, first round interviews will be conducted in February. 

Please submit applications to:

Maude Lovelle
Uptown Association
1406 West Lake Street, Lower Level C
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Fax: 612-823-3158