Special Events Intern

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The Phillips Collection
1600 21st NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students, and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.

The Special Events Intern will provide administrative support for daily activities related to managing the logistics and executing internal and external events.

Duration: Eight continuous weeks and at least 16 to 20 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.

Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.

*Application deadline dates are as follows:
Spring Internship: December 1
Summer Internship: April 1
Fall Internship: July 31

*Dates are subject to change.

Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and complete transcripts.


•Assisting in all aspects of Phillips after 5.
•Assisting Special Events staff with management of external events (may require some evenings).
•Creating event plans for External and Internal events.
•Designing and editing event flyers.
•Creating “one-liners” for Special Events and Directors Office.
•Identifying and soliciting vendors, musicians and partners.
•Coordinating and managing vendors, partners and volunteers.
•Assisting with printing invitations, brochures and member mailings.
•Assisting in managing events and building use calendars for museum event space-with the implementation of the EMS (Event Management System) .
•Helping with setup and breakdown of events.
•Inputting and managing data in Raisers Edge.
Assisting with Registration during Member events.
•Performing other duties as assigned.


•College student with an interest in the arts or events management.
•Excellent communication and writing skills.
•Extraordinary attention to detail.
•Ability to prioritize many tasks and work in a face paced environment.
•Creative, energetic, positive, goal-oriented behavior.
•Must be able to work some evening events such as Phillips after 5, and evening receptions and dinners.

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