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Event Planning & Social Media Intern

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply today. Due to the three terms in which we seek interns our application deadlines are rolling. WISH must make a decision approximately a month before our new term begins.

**START AND END DATES ARE FLEXIBLE FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE**

HOUSING: WISH will provide double occupancy WISH furnished housing free of charge to Intern for the term of the Internship.

COMPENSATION: Unpaid Internship. WISH will work with academic advisors and faculty to support college credits.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS- It is the goal of WISH to help the right intern sharpen or develop the following skills that will help them become successful in their chosen careers

·         Gain practical business experience

·         Improve written communication skills for the business environment

·         Improve time management skills, in the business environment there are generally many balls up in the air. It takes skill and practice to put them in the right order and execute.

·         Learn budgeting skills

·         Improve upon computer skills, Excel, Access, Word, Word Press

·         Work within multiple social media platforms and with multiple consultants

·         Learn to analyze the analytics and how to recommend courses of action in a business environment

·         Improve and develop skills that enable team development to achieve a desired outcome

·         Gain negotiation skill and experience

·         Gain or improve upon networking skills, while making valuable professional contacts


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Event Planning:

- Design social media content, flyers and other marketing material for events
- Attend and contributes to event planning meetings 
- Manage event budgets, RSVP lists and related schedules
- Work with staff and volunteers on event day to make the WISH event a success
- Work with our Photography Intern to ensure photos and videos at events are taken for WISH’s use on social media platforms
- Complete an event summary report  
- Maintain relationships with vendors and contributors
- Prepare proposed calendar of events for the next semester 

Social Media:
- Participate in marketing and media meetings, interpret analytics and reports
- Produce marketing materials for email/mail/social media. including SEO, SEM
- Market to known and new internship coordinators and other clients
- Provide ideas and feedback for the blog, write new posts
- Attend events on weeknights or weekends as WISH representative
- Produce video and photo marketing materials for social media

REQUIREMENTS:

·         Great communication skills and outgoing personality

·         Basic familiarity in planning events

·         Public speaking experience to small groups a plus

·         Experience with basic social media and e-marketing materials

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Familiarity with basic search engine and social media marketing principles and platforms

·         Experience producing basic social and e-marketing materials in MS Office environment

·         Self-starters a must