INTERNSHIP PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE
This internship position reports to the Director of Events and Events Coordinator
The Summer Special Events Assistant assists in the design and implementation of special
events in support of PSO operations. The main focus for this position will include the Annual
Gala and Soirée on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Other events may include Parties of
Note, Fundraising Events, Donor Benefit Events, and Cultivation Events. This internship also
coordinates with the Individual, Corporate and Government development teams to make sure
that fundraising events complement their efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This internship is responsible for a main role in the design, organization, and implementation
of the PSO’s annual Gala and Soirée.
Assist in the research, and development of the annual Gala and Soirée.
Research, identify, and recommend new sources of Special Event revenues.
Maintain up-to-date paper and electronic files on all Special Events. Document internal and
external communications that concern Special Events.
Maintain database of PSO event attendees and coordinate information within the Tessitura
electronic management system.
Assist in the preparation of all correspondence and reports regarding Special Events for staff
Participate in Development department cultivation/acknowledgement events.
All other duties as assigned.
Two years of college completed.
Ability to work a minimum of 32 hours per week for the summer in at least five-hour
increments between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Ability to work through Friday, September 22, 2017. Adjustments will be made to
accommodate the new fall school schedule.
Previous experience in events and/or catering is preferred.
Excellent organizational skills, verbal and writing skills, excellent attention to detail, ability to
interact comfortably and effectively with institutional and community volunteer leadership;
creativity a key.
Interest to gain greater experience in Event Planning and Non-Profit Event Fundraising.
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