Special Events Intern - Ambassadors Ball Silent Auction

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Special Events Intern

Location: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter, Washington, DC
Reports to: Development Manager, VP of Development
Requirements: Full or part-time. Minimum commitment of 12 weeks, 20-40 hours a week.

Please send cover letter and resume to:


Primary Responsibilities
• Work with Silent Auction lead staff on the Chapter's premier fundraising event, Ambassadors Ball
• Participate in all aspects of auction development with a focus on the auction item research and solicitations, event logistics & experience. This may include site development, vendor relations, in-kind sponsorship outreach, event promotion, participant cultivation, database support, volunteer outreach, communications, and general community outreach
• Assist with development of event materials including but not limited to data entry for auction online catalog as well as print.
• Assist with auction set up, structure and distribution
• Work independently on special projects within targeted areas mentioned above


Skills Desired
• Interest in special event development and planning
• Silent auction planning experience is a plus
• Multilingual is a plus
• An understanding of gala style event needs and logistics
• Comfortable making cold-calls and requesting donations
• Solid writing and communication skills
• Understands the importance of outstanding customer service
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Strong social media skills & awareness
• Flexibility
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel programs. Knowledge of Microsoft Power Point and Publisher a Plus!

Contribute to the success of some of the National MS Society’s largest fundraisers. Support the Chapter’s fundraising campaigns that benefit thousands of people in Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia, and Maryland affected by MS.

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