Internship: DMC Events and Experience Intern
Term: Summer 2021
Salary: Unpaid (option to receive course credits)
Schedule: Full-time and part-time opportunities available
Overview: Assist the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding NGO in designing and implementing a series of events showcasing Search staff and allies to a global audience
As the DMC Events Intern, you will provide writing, research, project management, and creative support to the team’s activities. The intern will play a key role in designing and implementing a series of events designed to showcase new Search initiatives and high-profile speakers. Because the Development, Marketing, and Communications team works closely with the CEO’s office, the intern will also have an opportunity to work on special strategic and branding initiatives that are a priority for the executive team. Example initiatives that interns have contributed to in the past include our communications and advocacy efforts around a bill Search helped introduce to Congress; the development of our 10-year organizational strategy; the planning and execution of our annual flagship gala; a social media campaign elevating women peacebuilders; and designing a sub-brand from concept to implementation. You will report directly to the Events Producer and Development Operations Coordinator. This internship will begin June 14.
If you are a student and would like to earn course credit from your internship, we are willing to work with you to develop a comprehensive workload that is relevant to your field of study and professional interests.
We want our interns to make the most of this experience. To this end, we ask every intern to develop a set of strategic learning objectives at the beginning of their internship with their supervisor, outlining their key learning and professional needs. Search for Common Ground’s staff will work with you to ensure assignments are relevant to these learning objectives, and that you continue to grow throughout your internship.
**Please note that this internship will be remote until stay-at-home and shelter-in-place restrictions due to COVID-19 have been removed**
The Development, Marketing, and Communications Department
The Development, Marketing, and Communications teams operate as one cohesive unit. With unprecedented resources and high expectations, the DMC department is tasked with equipping Search for Common Ground with the necessary tools to end violent conflict through effective and unique outreach strategies to bolster private and community initiatives. The department is in an exciting and challenging period of growth and is looking for an intern who is eager to learn how to craft exciting events, build an organization’s brand, and transform conflict while doing so.
DMC Events Intern Responsibilities:
Support the Events Producer with designing and implementing events, including brainstorming options
Support the communications team with the creation and planning of communications campaigns and marketing around events (such as emails, social media posts, mailings, etc.)
Assist with the planning and implementation of signature events, including researching attendees, tracking outreach, and preparing relevant materials for guests, speakers, and staff
Assist with data entry and organization of event attendee personal and contact information in organizational databases
Work with the CEO’s office to advance the executive team’s strategic priorities, including drafting documents on behalf of the CEO, conducting research projects, writing proposals, and planning workshops and focus groups
Provide logistical support for the Development, Marketing, & Communications Team
Perform general administrative tasks as needed
Current student or graduate in Nonprofit Management, Conflict Studies, Political Science, International Philanthropy, Global Communications, Marketing, Hospitality, or a related field
Experience in fundraising, communications, or events is a plus but is not required
Excellent written and oral English communication skills and the ability to draft, edit and proofread
Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Office and Google Suite)
Proactive attitude and ability to work independently and in a team;
Interest in fundraising, marketing, conflict resolution, or events
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
Creative and thorough approach to work;
Positive attitude and willingness to represent Search at professional events;
Salary: This is an unpaid internship. If you are a student of an academic institution that offers scholarships or funding for unpaid internships, we will work with you to ensure your eligibility.
Sound good? To apply, interested candidates should do the following:
Send the following items to our employment portal here:
2- 3 page writing sample