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Event Planning & Management Program Intern

The Bridge Teen CenterOrland Park, IL
Unpaid Internship10 - 15 hrs/wk

2 months ago


Under the leadership of the Program Director, the intern will provide assistance regarding planning, organizing, and implementing programs, Friday Night Live (FNL) events, and signature events.



1.   Support the Program Team in creating themes, ideas, games, and events for Friday Night Live (FNL) events.

2.   Research event concepts and theme development for Friday night events.

3.   Be present for 2-3 Friday Night Live events per month, as scheduled.

4.   Assist in creating new program ideas and events for the following semester.

5.   Assist with event preparation and day-of execution, including creating planning guides and logistic timelines.

6.   Provide support in program and event logistics including gathering event supplies, set-up, and clean-up.

7.   Support the Program Team in developing and executing signature events.

8.   Contribute to post-event reports.

9.   Collaborate with the Marketing Department regarding Friday Night event marketing and student involvement.

10.Increase student program and event retention through facilitating tours, sending welcome cards, putting together new student prizes, and contributing innovative ideas on how to increase student involvement.

11.Build influential relationships with teens during programs and events and assist on floor.

12.Continue to build database of entertainment contacts and information.

13.Help create hospitable environment for entertainment and vendors as requested.

14.Provide administrative support for day-to-day operations when needed.

Required graduation year

2024 - 2027



1.      Passion for the mission of The Bridge Teen Center.

2.      Sensitivity to different opinions.

3.      A friendly, responsive, and patient approach.

4.      Personal and professional integrity.

5.      The ability to lift more than 15 to 20 pounds.

6.      The ability to work well with individuals and groups of students.

7.      Clear and creative thinking.

8.      Competency in Microsoft Office and Google Workplace.

9.      The ability to meet deadlines and complete all tasks with excellence.

10.  Strong organizational skills.

11.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including both writing and verbal.

12.  A sense of humor.



It is the desire of the Bridge Teen Center, through our internship program, for each student to experience hands-on training in a career area of interest and develop practical leadership skills for the future. We encourage interns to:


1.      Set personal goals for what they would like to accomplish during their internship.

2.      Have regular informational meetings with staff.

3.      Tackle all tasks with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

4.      Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the organization.

5.      Gain exposure to new ideas and people (network).

6.      Not be afraid of asking questions.

7.      Take initiative.

About The Bridge Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center that was designed around the interests and needs of teens in the suburbs. We opened in Orland Park in 2010, and have served over 10,000 different teens and families from 128 Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana communities. We serve students in 7th-12th grade, and also provide ongoing programs and resources to help parents navigate through the teenage years. Because student safety is our primary concern, The Bridge is managed by experienced professionals who are supported by well-trained and pre-screened adult volunteers.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    event management
    event marketing
    interpersonal communication
    live events


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What happens after you send in your application?

The Bridge Teen Center has not provided an expected interview date. If The Bridge Teen Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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  • Communication14%

  • Management Science11%

  • Marketing11%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations8%

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  • 259 other majors48%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Orland Park, IL | $4,214/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,264

  • Miscellaneous$909

  • Food$439

  • Transportation$328

  • Utilities$274


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  • How do you stay organized and prioritize tasks?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a last-minute change when planning an event.
  • What’s your experience with social media?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • How do you stay on budget for an event?
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  • Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
  • How do you measure the success of an event?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult or angry client.
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