Special Events Internship 2014

DESCRIPTION:

Atlanta Parent Magazine Inc. announces the availability of an exciting internship in our Special Events Department. The successful candidate will focus efforts on the “Talent Showdown”, "Camp Expo" and the Family Block Party event.

This intern will work directly with Atlanta Parent staff and gain valuable skills while assisting with event planning, corporate research and volunteer outreach. Candidate must be energetic, a team player, results-oriented and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. This internship requires a candidate with confidence in interpersonal communication, comfort with phone cultivation and a passion for making events special for families and children. This internship is ideal for undergraduate students or recent graduates seeking experience in event-planning, relationship management, marketing, and fund-raising.

EVENT OVERVIEW:

Family Block Party is Atlanta Parents’ largest event benefiting local non-profit organizations. Family Block Party is a one-day, family festival with more than 5,000 visitors attending annually featuring over 50 hands-on activities for kids, entertainment, exhibitors, food and more! Additional events include Cover Kids contest and the Talent Showdown. This years’ largest family festival will take place on October 11th, 2014 at Mercer University Atlanta Campus.
This position provides the opportunity to gain experience and training in:
 Relationship management
 Meeting planning/execution
 Database management
 Special event logistics and planning
 General office skills

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Meet with prospective team leaders
 Research companies/markets including cold calling
 Meticulously track and monitor exhibitors/participants and entertainment
 Assist in planning/implementation layout of event and activities
 Create, develop and implement marketing materials and mailings
 Possibility of accompanying AP Staff member on event related meetings
 Recruit and serve as a liaison to Day-of Event exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers & entertainment
 Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the  functioning of specific programs
 Other office duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

 Open to full-time college students in good academic standing, completing their sophomore, junior, or senior year or to graduates of less than one year
 Applicant must demonstrate a relationship between their projected major field of study
 Demonstrate a C+ average (cumulative 2.75 on 4.0 scale)
 Excellent spoken and written communication skills; comfortable doing local outreach and making   presentations to businesses and constituents
 Ability/willingness to learn and apply new skills quickly
 Optimistic, team-player with a friendly, outgoing demeanor a must
 Employ discretion, tact, and empathy; pro-active and intuitive people skills
 Proficient computer skills including e-mail, web browsing, typing, Microsoft and Adobe programs.

COMPENSATION:

 Unpaid internship
 Must commit to 20-40 hours per week during regular business hours in Atlanta, GA office
 Weekend and evening work will be required
 Opportunity to work additional hours remotely
 Flexible start and end date.