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Corporate Events and Outreach Intern - Washington, DC

FHI 360

FHI 360

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2023

FHI 360 has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in growing their skills within the international development sector. FHI 360’s Public Engagement team (housed under Corporate Communications) is looking for an Events & Outreach Intern to help develop and execute corporate events and conference communications.

Work collaboratively within a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-oriented, multi-media communications

department to help develop and execute corporate events and conference communications for both virtual and in-person events. Under close supervision, the Events & Outreach Intern will perform entry-level event management and public engagement/relations professional duties, providing the opportunity for professional training in those and other functional areas within the organization. Internship assignments offer practical experience and broad exposure to a global nonprofit development organization.

This is a paid internship with a flexible schedule based on project needs.

Anticipated Duration: 2024 Spring Semester (early to mid-January to mid-May)

Hours: 20-30 hours per week

Pay Rate: $18.00/hour

Location: Hybrid, Washington, DC (in the office once a week)

Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:

  • Strengthen skills in event management and public relations/engagement
  • Exposure to, and greater understanding of, corporate and thought leadership NGO events
  • Collaboration with an effective and energetic Communications team
  • Opportunities to contribute to conference and thought leadership event planning
  • Practical experience with a large, global non-profit organization
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful program management professionals
  • Experience working with an inter-disciplinary team addressing global development challenges through communications
  • Through everyday actions, contribute to an organizational culture of diversity, commitment to social change, high performance, continuous quality improvement and innovation.

Anticipated Project(s) and Assignment Details:

The intern may contribute to various team or project activities under the direction of their supervisor in the following ways:

  • Collaborate with Communications colleagues, business units, and outside partners to develop materials promoting and delivering strong events
  • Support inter-team processes and ensure that tasks are completed on time and within budget for events, corporate memberships, and sponsorships
  • Contribute to the development of events systems, processes, and best practices
  • Coordinate logistics for in-person events
  • Organize and participate in team meetings and country calls (e.g., assisting with meeting preparation, meeting minutes, post meeting reports)
  • Assist with project-related administrative tasks, as needed

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program at a college or university in a related field of study or within one year of graduation date: International Studies, International Development or Public Relations
  • Demonstrated interest in related subject area through studies, work experience, and/or personal travel
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and eager to tackle new projects and ideas
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Remote office environment
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift to 5 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer
  • Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail
  • Telephone, printer, calculator, copier, PDAs and other hand-held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 0%

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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