Special Events Internship

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We are seeking interns to assist in the planning and execution of the many fundraising events held each quarter. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn new fundraising skills, gain valuable nonprofit work experience, and make connections in the community!

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Special Events Manager

SALARY: A $750.00 stipend will be paid to all Masters Degree interns for their service during the Spring 2017 semester. Undergraduate level students or non-matriculated interns will not receive a stipend.

As an internship, this position is geared to teach you new skills. However, candidates should possess the following:

·Highly organized with great attention to detail

·Motivated, self-starter that works well individually and as a member of a team

·Strong communication skills, including excellent phone presence

·Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines

·Must work well under stress and maintain a professional, positive attitude                                     

·Requires the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff members with a respect for diversity

·Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

During the semester in which your internship is performed, for approximately 15 to 20 hours per week, under the direction of our Special Events Manager, our interns will have the following responsibilities:

  • Procure in-kind donations for a silent/live auctions and opportunity drawings held at events.
  • Network with individual and corporate parties for event sponsorships and in-kind donations.
  • Advertise and promote eents.
  • Participate in all Special Events Committee meetings to plan and execute certain events.

A cover letter and resume should be submitted to Special Events Manager, Lindsay Garrahan, at lindsay@utahhumane.org. Your cover letter must explain why you are interested in fundraising and special events. Additionally, please indicate your interest in our organization and our mission to save the lives of unwanted and homeless animals in Utah.