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Pajama Program | New York, NY
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Pajama Program


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Published 15 days ago

February 10, 2020
May 15, 2020
10 - 20

Special Events Intern 

 

Organization Background 

Pajama Program is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2001. Our mission is to promote and support a comforting bedtime routine for all children to help them thrive. We believe every child has the inherent right to a loving good night that starts with changing into cozy pajamas and enjoying an enchanting story. A comforting bedtime routine sets the stage for a good night, which in turn helps children thrive because they wake up ready for a good day: good nights are good days. Our core values are equity, integrity, sustainable impact, thoughtful leadership, and shared community. 

 

We focus our work on reaching children facing adversity in every state and Puerto Rico by distributing new pajamas and books to them through over 4,000 Community Partners, which include shelters, foster-care agencies, Head Start, and Title I schools. We engage a national network of volunteer Chapter Presidents who help to coordinate donations. Locally, we invite children to visit our Reading Centers in New York City and Atlanta, where they share connections with our open-hearted volunteers. As of 2019, Pajama Program had distributed over 6.5 million pajamas and books to help children exposed to adversity have good nights for good days. We are also developing caregiver programming to have a sustainable impact on the children we support, and we work with our Good Night Advisory Council of experts to help guide that work. 

 

Internship Overview 

 

We seek a Special Events Intern to support the Development Department as they produce the organization’s annual Gala, on May 7th, 2020 at Capitale. This is an unpaid position that we are looking to fill as soon as possible. The Special Events intern, reporting to the Director of Development, will provide essential assistance planning and coordinating Pajama Program’s annual fundraising Gala.


Development:

·        Solicit donations (gift cards, products, etc.) from local vendors/businesses in the community

·        Assist with community outreach of past event participants and new recruitment channels

·        Support Director of Development with Pajama Program and Gala post-event stewardship to sponsors, vendors and top fundraisers

·        Collaborate with Director of Development on unique concepts for driving participation and event engagement

·        Assist Director of Development with post-event acknowledgements to various Pajama Program and Gala donors

Events:

·        Assist with organizing and preparing all event materials for the Pajama Program Gala, and other programs as needed.

·        Assist Marketing Team with creating collateral relating to events such as: flyers and award certificates.

·        Support the Event Manager in securing vendors for events as needed

·        Assist with set-up day of the Gala.

·        Assist with event production on-site at Gala.

·        Coordinate and manage event volunteers during the event.

Requirements and Qualifications

·        Excellent customer service skills including verbal, written and interpersonal communication

·        Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task

·        Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, Canva

·        Availability of 10- 20 hours/week

·        Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communications, Business/Nonprofit Management or other related field

 Commitment and Benefits

·        10-20 hours/week.

·        Internship to run through May 15th


Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to bree@pajamaprogram.org 

No telephone inquiries, please. 


Special Events Intern 

 

Organization Background 

Pajama Program is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2001. Our mission is to promote and support a comforting bedtime routine for all children to help them thrive. We believe every…

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How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to bree@pajamaprogram.org. Please no phone calls.

Please send cover letter and resume to bree@pajamaprogram.org. Please no phone calls.

Location

171 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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