Special Events Intern

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McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation
Chartiers Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 710 days ago
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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The McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation (CDC Rocks) was formed in 2003 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of a historically rich district in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. This organization is guided by a 20-year strategic plan to successfully restore the community to an economically and culturally prosperous state. Since 2008, the CDC has facilitated the opening of Dargate Galleries, the McKees Rocks Employment Training Center, the Dead Horse Cantina, and the $4.2M Father Ryan Arts Center. CDC Rocks proudly boasts current projects such as the $60M redevelopment of a former railroad brownfield, $500,000 annual contributions from six corporate partners, Main Street development on Chartiers Avenue, the redevelopment of the historic Roxian Theater, and a $50M CSX intermodal facility. As this organization grows, it sets a precedent for similar community development programs across the country while still maintaining the deep-rooted community values on which it was built.

The McKees Rocks CDC is currently seeking a promotional and event-planning intern for the Spring /Summer of 2014. This position will work alongside the Executive Director and Consultant in the planning and implementation of two major community-based events and several smaller opportunities. Not only will this candidate learn the ins-and-outs of a successful non-profit organization, but he/she will also gain notable professional experience and school credit upon request.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to caitlin.m.hazelton@gmail.com and mbtaylor@mail.com, with the subject line: Event Intern


• Media promotion and press releases
• Building business relationships
• Introduce new event proposals
• Coordinate with venues, talent, vendors, participants
• Develop and oversee fundraising
• Manage correspondence
• Coordinate event logistics (registration, attendee tracking, presentation, evaluations)


• Enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program or the recipient of a bachelor’s degree in a relative field
• Experience in event planning
• Proactive work ethic
• Excellent writing, research, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Interested in the field of non-profit development

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