Conventions Internship

The American Public Health Association is seeking an intern with interest and experience in meeting planning and event management to join our fun, hardworking and friendly Conventions team. The Conventions Interns will have the opportunity to support the overall logistics and management of APHA’s large Annual Meeting and Expo (8,000-10,000 ppl). Some of the specific areas that interns may be assigned to work on are: developing and tracking messaging plans for communication with registrants, presenters and exhibitors; research of new sponsors and exhibitors and learning to use an exhibits platform and contact management platform; experience with virtual meetings; development and planning for a virtual film festival, experience planning interactive live and virtual experiences for attendees, responding to general inquiries and monitoring info request in-boxes, coordinating accessibility requests.

Interns will get broad based experience with planning and executing a large convention and exposition. Interns will broaden their knowledge of meeting management and have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the planning and logistics for the annual meetings. Interns will provide general support to the Conventions Department

All APHA interns also work on the Association’s Get Ready campaign, writing blog posts and working on group projects each semester.

Applicant must be a current student (working towards at least a bachelor’s level degree), a recent graduate or working towards a certificate in Events Management. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, proficiency with Excel, databases, Google Docs (documents and spreadsheets); Web/internet skills, comfortable with social networking applications, independent and dependable worker, ability to rapidly learn new technology and applications, knowledge of or interest in meeting planning and public health; relentless attention to detail, some graphic design skills would be useful, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Summer internships run from June through August. There is a possibility that this internship can be extended through the end of November, if interested. To assure that the intern maximizes her or his experience, we require that students work a minimum of three days a week (20 hours/week). Start and end times are negotiable.

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