Annual Meeting Internship
- Internship posted by National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has a unique opportunity for 1-2 highly motivated, self-starting energetic people to assist in the execution of a 2,800-attendee convention for a non-profit organization during the summer of 2018. The NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. Travel is required.
The annual meeting intern(s) will assist the annual meeting team gaining valuable skills and hands-on experience while assisting with logistical and planning, onsite management and communications from May to August. The intern(s) will work a minimum 20 hours per week reporting to the Senior Director, Annual Meeting. This is a paid internship that may be eligible for school credit, and is a portfolio building experience with a flexible work schedule based on student schedule. This position is non-exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore you are eligible to receive overtime pay for any authorized time worked in excess of 40 hours per week. The NACUBO office, located in Washington, D.C., is metro accessible (McPherson Square and Farragut North) and the intern(s) will be responsible for his/her own transportation and/or parking. Travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided while onsite at the annual meeting.
Location: Washington, DC and Long Beach, CA
Time period: May 2018 to August 2018
Hours: Estimated minimum 20 hours per week; additional hours will be required July 16-24
Compensation: $17.00 per hour
Status: Seasonal, Part-time, Non-Exempt
General Duties will include but are not limited to:
• Assist annual meeting team members with pre-event logistics planning for the annual meeting.
• Attend and observe planning, onsite and wrap-up meetings to illustrate a holistic view of the process.
• Utilize event software for formatting, room sets, data entry, and reporting.
• Assist with onsite event logistics, audience control, room set arrangements, catering support, human arrows.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Pursuing a degree in meeting planning, event planning, hospitality management and/or tourism management, or related field. Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Ability to travel a must.
• Excellent customer service skills. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people and address customer concerns striving to maintain a calm composure.
• Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to juggle different tasks with accuracy and speed, as well as meet deadlines.
• Ability to take direction to effectively meet goals and deadlines.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and various social media outlets (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
• A strong work ethic.
• Ability to work in a team based environment. Ability to interact well and employ sensitivity, tact and diplomacy with vendors, staff, volunteer leaders, visitors and members of the association.
• Experience in a non-profit association preferred but not required.
• Must be able to perform intermittent physical activity including bending, lifting, reaching, and prolonged periods of standing and/or sitting.