Meetings and Special
Events Intern

Reports to:  Senior Director, Events Planning
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Duration:Summer 2017 (3-5 weeks)

Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. It’s more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

DESCRIPTION:

The Meetings and Special Events Intern is an unpaid position that will work directly with the Senior Director, Events Planning and the Special Events team in supporting and executing the 108th Annual Convention and special events in Baltimore, MD.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Provide logistics support for plenary sessions, workshops, meal functions and special events for 50 – 3,500.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate accounting of event costs and income. Analyze projections for events to determine expected cost versus profit
  • Manage mobile app and create social media strategies and other communication pieces
  • Assist in the managing the NAACP Experience Exhibit Hall
  • Assist in managing sponsor relationships
  • Create post event survey
  • Coordinate logistics for special guests and guest speakers including travel and daily schedules
  • Procure and manage supplies for events
  • Research and other special projects

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Strong interest in Meeting Planning, Special Events and/or Hospitality Industry
  • Self-motivator with good organizational skills and interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and detail-oriented mindset
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Publisher and Adobe Photoshop are a plus
  • Proficiency in social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Knowledge of mobile apps is a plus.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently, multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Previous internship experience is preferred, but not required
  • Awareness of the NAACP goals and objectivities

NONDISCRIMINATION:
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample, and letter of recommendation to hresources@naacpnet.org.