Internship Opportunity

Special Events Intern

POSITION TITLE: Special Events Intern

REPORTS TO: Special Events Coordinator

HOURS & FLSA STATUS: Unpaid-part time, 10-12 hours a week

DESIRED START DATE: August 2017; flexible with school schedule

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Catholic Central High School is rich in both history and tradition. Founded in 1906 by Bishop Henry Richter and the Dominican Sisters, it is the oldest Catholic, coeducational, diocesan high school in the U.S. It draws and benefits from a culturally diverse student body. And, since being established, over 20,000 students have graduated, many who still serve our community today.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Special Events Intern will assist the Special Events Coordinator in non-profit event planning. They will provide needed support to the Special Events Coordinator, including all event related functions. They will be expected to take charge and be responsible for routine projects. The Special Events Intern will add to the team environment in the Advancement Office with a positive and can-do attitude!


• Assist Special Events Coordinator in activities related to the development department: event planning for three major fundraisers.

• Complete projects in cooperation with the Advancement department calendar. • Communicate with alumni to identify their needs and provide assistance in reunion planning.

• Assist with Comprehensive Event Sponsorship program.

• Attend events and help Special Events Coordinator with needs.

• Be a team player and adapt to needs of the department and school as needed.


• Pursuing a degree in Communications, Event Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, or Journalism.

• Exceptional written and oral communications skills and strong attention to detail

• Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines

• Detail oriented

• Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines


• Experience with Canva design

• Experience in mail merging a plus

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of introduction, current résumé, and three professional references to Tressa Brondyke, Special Events and Advancement Coordinator at Review of applicants will begin immediately.


• Broad and thorough understanding of non-profit event planning and execution.

• Timeline based approach to event planning.

• Volunteer motivation and management, including sign-up creation and

• Communication with volunteers.

• Budget reporting for events, including expense reporting.

• Knowledge of Benevon model event-planning.

• Liquor and raffle license applications.

• Event marketing and communication through social media and other channels.