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Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard St, 6th Floor
DescriptionWith over a century of advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services, Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Mental Health America is recruiting a Special Events Intern for the office in Alexandria, VA. The major focus of this position is planning and preparing for Mental Health America's Mind Your Health 5K Run/Walk in September 2013. This position is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in events management, event planning, logistics, fundraising, or business. This position is available during the SPRING SEMESTER of 2013 and the SUMMER of 2013.
We take pride in considering our internships ‘hands-on' learning experiences. If you intern at our office, you'll get a wide range of experience and access to staff members who can help coach you and teach you practical applications for all the things you learned in school. As a Specal Events Intern, you'll learn how to put together a successful event from start to finish. You'll prospect partners, help plan communications and marketing strategies, draft copy and design flyers, come up with promotional events, work within a budget, and rally other staff members to support you.
ResponsibilitiesWhen you intern here, you'll learn how to...
Design flyers, logos, ads and other marketing materials for a 5K
Work with outside vendors and internal staff to put together a successful event
Manage time and expenses within a budget
Plan business strategies for connecting with event sponsors, participants, and volunteers
Other duties as assigned
Have an interest in marketing, business, event planning or fundraising
Have strong writing skills
Produce high quality, error free work
Communicate efficiently and professionally
Basic HTML and/or graphic design experience is a major plus. An interest in mental health is a benefit.