Event Planning Intern

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The HALO Foundation

Make an impact working with local homeless youth while using your own creativity!

The HALO Event Planning Intern will primarily focus on developing, coordinating, and facilitating the Inspiration Breakfast and Annual ArtReach Auction event with our HALO youth. This position will be for 10-15 hours a week (including some evenings) comprising of, office hours in HALO headquarters and event planning meetings. This intern will report to the COO and Operations Manager. The time frame for this Internship is through March 12th 2021.

Main responsibilities during internship-

A majority of this position will comprise of:

  • Brainstorming with staff on the event aspects
  • Coordination of event logistics and timeline management
  • Promotion of event to local supporters and donors
  • Spending 2-3 days in the HALO office, planning and implementing actionable next steps for the event
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Planning and scheduling social media for donors and sponsors
  • Assisting with event and programming needs as they arise
Candidates for this Internship must exhibit strong organizational and communication skills. Also be able to work well in a team atmosphere, highly motivated, enjoy brainstorming, and take the initiative on all projects. Excellent opportunity to gain a variety of experience.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Chelsea Tapken chelseatapken@haloworldwide.org

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About The HALO Foundation


1600 Genessee St, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64102, US

Mission Statement

HALO helps one more child spend one less day alone.


Everyone can think of that one moment in their life that changed everything. It’s the moment that made you who you are today. For more than 1,400 kids around the world, HALO is that moment. At HALO, we give our kids a home in which hope can emerge from hardship. And where drawings about their past unlock dreams about their future. We work wherever kids who have been abused, abandoned, and orphaned, need to feel loved. We work help one more child spend one less day alone. Love heals.

Featured in the Moroccanoil INSPIRED film series, "American Spirit" of CBS Evening News, "Heroes Among Us" and "25 Women Changing the World" of PEOPLE magazine, "The Today Show", and Variety Magazine, HALO provides housing, healing and education to at-risk and homeless children, in other words, love. Each year, HALO serves over 1,400 children and supports 21 homes and programs around the globe. Internationally, HALO supports orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Domestically, HALO has Learning Centers and housing programs in Kansas City, and Jefferson City, Missouri, and art programming in New York and Portland. Join the HALO tribe at www.haloworldwide.org.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


1600 Genessee, Suite 200Kansas City, MO 64102



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12-20 hours per week

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