Special Events Intern

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American Lung Association
527 Plymouth Road, Suite 415
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Posted: March 23 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic is seeking interns to work out of the Plymouth Meeting Office in Pennsylvania.

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN - The Special Events Internship is offered to students and professionals who have an interest in event planning, marketing and staging fundraisers. This is a required 3 month commitment (minimum) where the intern will gain knowledge of planning and executing an event, including developing sponsorship, soliciting in-kind donations, working with vendors & participants, recruiting special event volunteers, managing event volunteers and organizing event logistics. The Special Events Intern will work directly with and report to the Area Development Director.

Responsibilities

- Work under the supervision of the Special Events Coordinator to plan and organize all special
events
- Communicate event details and fundraising information to participants through telephone calls
and emails
- Recruit new participants through community events, corporate calls, athletic groups, social
media and much more.
- Cultivate relationships with current donors and event participants through fundraising and
outreach calls and emails
- Assist with volunteer coordination of events
- Work with the Development Team to cultivate new corporate partnerships throughout the
Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and New Jersey area in order to secure funding for ALA’s programs and special events
- Solicit and secure in-kind donations for prizes and event day needs
- Other administrative duties as assigned by the Development Directors
- Attend occasional special event committee meetings and special events (when possible)

Requirements

- Experience or interest in event marketing
- Enthusiasm to learn and a team player
- Ability to work some weekend and evening hours

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