Special Events Intern

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Fall 2014 Internship Opportunity
Special Events Intern
Office of Institutional Advancement

Primary Purpose:  The Special Events Intern will assist the Institutional Advancement office and Alumni Director with university and alumni activities during the fall 2014 academic semester. Activities include back to school special events, pep rallies, homecoming, alumni chapter gatherings, tailgate parties, lecture series, and others.

Qualifications:  Experience (or class work) in event and program management is recommended.  Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written, are expected.  This position requires someone who is organized and can work with minimal supervision.  Valid driver’s license is required. 

Responsibilities: The Special Events Intern will be involved in all facets of special event programming. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  planning, coordinating and implementing all aspects of special events including facilities setup, catering, decorating, marketing, mailing, maintaining participant statistics and program cost analysis; soliciting and managing volunteers; cleanup; purchasing items for events; and operating a motor vehicle for picking up items and distributing materials. 

Supervisors:  Jennifer Rein, Director of Alumni Relations; Paula Hermann, Senior Director of Advancement and Communications

Ideal Candidate:  The ideal candidate will have experience working with special events, should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, will have an outgoing personality with strong communication skills, will demonstrate a strong work ethic and a willingness to be flexible and will show an eagerness to learn all aspects of event planning. Ideal for students majoring in marketing, communications and hospitality.

To Apply:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a resume and cover letter, describing interest, major and experience to Jennifer Rein, Alumni Relations, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin Ave., Salina, KS  67401. Contact Jennifer Rein at (785) 827-5541, ext. 1129, or at alumni@kwu.edu for more information.