Marketing / Event Planning Intern

Start date: 09/18/2023Duration: 12 Weeks
Unpaid Internship

14 days ago


Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, a non-profit organization, is seeking an intern to support our Marketing and Fundraising efforts at our office in Dorchester. Working under the supervision of the Director of Special Events and Community Engagement, you will assist with the planning, development and execution of communication plans for events and activities; support special events, in particular the Fall Tennis Ball Gala; oversee databases; research prospective sponsors; auction donors; and assist with administrative tasks as assigned.

As an intern, you will work with the TEAM responsible for putting together a detailed plan to execute a successful Gala in November 2023. The ideal candidate must be able to work both independently and with a group. You will complete a wide range of activities requiring clear, effective communication, critical thinking, excellent organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. Ability to work well under pressure, make decisions and ensure the smooth and efficient running of an event.


Our ideal intern will:

·        Be pursuing a degree in event planning/marketing/communications

·        Have great verbal and written communication skills

·        Be proficient in Word, Excel & Publisher

·        Be familiar with direct e-marketing programs

·        Be flexible

·        Enjoy working independently and as a TEAM player

·        Have great organizational skills

·        Have graphic design experience – preferred but not required

·        Have a sense of humor

This position is UNPAID.

To apply: Submit cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit along with a writing sample to Mary Long, Director of Special Events and Community Engagement, Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center, 950 Blue Hill Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124 OR

About Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center

Founded in 1961, Sportsmen’s is the first indoor, nonprofit tennis club in the US built by and for the African- American community. For over 60 years, Sportsmen’s has provided the communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury with a place for youth and adults to gather, to learn and play tennis. Today we educate, train, and develop the academic and tennis skills of over 5,000 youth and young adults annually. Sportsmen’s mission is to build leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults. STEC is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    event management
    event planning
    special events
    community engagement


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What happens after you send in your application?

Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center is actively interviewing now. If Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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