Event Planning Intern (unpaid)  Washington, Maryland, Virginia

DEPARTMENT:      Event Support

REPORTS TO:         Events Manager & Group Sales Manager
PAY RATE:               Unpaid, educational credit only

 

POSTING
Applications are now being accepted for an Event Planning Intern in the Business Development/Event Support department at “Lenee’ Valentine, Inc.”. There are multiple part- to full-time, unpaid internships to be filled at this time.

 

SUMMARY
This is your opportunity to join a dynamic special events team at Lenee’ Valentine, Inc. Each year, Lenee’ Valentine, Inc. hosts a large number of events, including weddings, corporate parties, and social events.  Earn college credit while learning the event process and providing hands-on event planning assistance. This position provides general support to the Events and Group Sales department by performing the duties listed below.


Upon conclusion of  a 3-6 month internship, individuals will receive a letter of recommendation and may participate in a 90 day review with supervisor. In addition, the supervisor will certify time spent for credit towards college degrees and work experience. Intern is encouraged to enter the internships with goals in mind and communicate those goals to staff members so they can assist with fulfillment of those goals. This is an unpaid position with no benefits offered.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Provides administrative event planning and production support for public and private events (i.e. fundraisers, weddings, picnics etc.).
• Tracks event status and performs a variety of detail-oriented tasks to ensure event preparedness.
• Works with a high level of service, communication, and teamwork. This will include balancing multiple tasks and requests at one time.
• Represents the Events and Sales department at private and public events as requested.
• Acts as a liaison between client and Events and Sales department as needed, primarily via telephone and email.
• Interacts with staff, volunteers, clients and guests in a professional and ethical manner.
• Performs general event-related administrative duties: compose correspondence, data entry, filing, working with database.
• Occasionally requires weekends and evening hours.
• Requires working independently and as part of a team.
• Prepare all supplies and equipment needed for an event -- merchandise bags, signage, crafts, maps for set-up and work orders.
• Communicates event needs to outside vendors, including placing orders, coordinating arrivals and departures and submitting payment    

   requests.
• Provides information and assistance to clients in person and on the phone including, but not limited to,  venue visits, regulations, vendor

   information, directions and event timelines.
• Works with Events and Sales staff to successfully plan all details of an event, start to finish.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The individual in this position must also be currently earning a degree in related field for which this position will offer educational credit.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and some evenings.
• Commitment to the mission and it’s Core Values.

 

SCHEDULE
The expected schedule for this internship is Monday--Friday, 10-15 hours per week.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Currently earning a degree in related field or interested in the day to day operations of Event Planning and Event Design.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid State Driver's License.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision.

 

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS
Applications are accepted by replying to this posting and listing "Event Planning Intern" in the email Subject line; email your resume to: lenee@leneevalentine.com.  Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: open until filled -- apply now!

 

Lenee’ Valentine, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression