Special Events Internship


Cause Areas


Thu Mar 30, 2017 - Sat Sep 30, 2017


943 N. Grand Ave.Covina, CA 91724


The YWCA of San Gabriel Valley seeks an enthusiastic, organized and self-motivated Special Events Intern to join our Development team. This is an ideal internship for a candidate who has strong attention to detail and who is seeking to build skills in special events orchestration. We are looking for a creative individual with special events experience and a passion for executing successful fundraisers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as one of the lead onsite coordinators for our signature "Women of Achievement" event

  • Assist with the planning and drafting of communication materials for event

  • Assist in creation of silent and live auction displays, packaging, bidding mechanics

  • Gift and registration recording and acknowledgment in donor database and spreadsheets

  • Create bid sheets, silent/live auction flyers, forms, and all other necessary event copy

  • Manage auction item acquisition and assist with obtaining and tracking sponsorships

  • Help manage budget documents to ensure tracking of expenses and forecasting

  • Assist with logistics, layout, seating, signage, setup, registration, execution, breakdown and cleanup on event day

  • Maintain event timelines and organizational files

  • Conduct an evaluation to determine success of events

  • Provide additional general administrative support within the department, as needed

Qualifications Include:

  • Some experience with organizing and executing special events and volunteer management

  • Impeccable grammar, punctuation and writing skills

  • Excellent time management with the ability to prioritize and verbal communication skills

  • Professional demeanor as agency representative, comfortable conducting one-on-one and group instructions with all age groups

  • Acute attention to detail and strong problem-solving ability

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks calmly, flexibly, efficiently and effectively

  • Ability to meet and exceed deadlines

  • Must be an enthusiastic, hardworking team player with a sense of humor

  • Enjoys working on a project and does not need constant specific direction

  • Available for some evening/weekend hours only before/after event

Benefits Include :

  • A wonderful opportunity to expand skills in executing special events, developing marketing materials and fundraising

  • Learning in a positive, flexible, supportive, and stimulating work place

  • Letters of reference for future job opportunities and/or course credit

  • Flexible internship hours, in accordance with event deadlines

  • Great for college/grad student, young professional or retiree

This is an unpaid position and reports to the Grants/Development Manager. Interested candidates, please email a detailed cover letter and resume/CV detailing why you are an excellent candidate, your experience with special events and/or fundraising, what you would like to learn from this internship, and your availability to: NathanKirschbaum @ywcasgv.org . Thank you.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 months - 2Xweek

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