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Who are we?

Granite Education Foundation is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost education foundations in one of America’s largest school districts. Since 1988, the foundation has served students and teachers in Granite School District by facilitating education programs and providing basic needs such as food, clothing, school supplies and much more. In a school district with 65% of children living at or below the poverty level and 70% of Utah’s refugees living within its borders, Granite Education Foundation works tirelessly with individuals, community leaders and businesses to provide opportunities for all students and support for the district’s dedicated educators.

We have a fast-paced office culture where you can go from a board meeting one minute to unloading a truck full of food donations the next. This is an organization where you go home each day and know exactly how you were able to make a difference. The work we do is recognized on a national scale as we were recently ranked 15th in the nation among education foundations.

Internship Description

As an events intern you will have the opportunity to help plan events and projects, large and small to benefit the students and educators of Granite School District.

This internship will give you the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of event management, relationship development, and volunteer management. Duties include event registration management, interacting with sponsors and volunteers in a professional manner, coordinating event setup and breakdown, communication with attendees and venue management, and training volunteers.

You will work in coordination with the events and volunteer director and receive hands-on experience in the field of events and volunteer management.

Internship Responsibilities

  • Manage event registration process and communication with attendees and sponsors

  • Establish event timelines

  • Assist with event setup and breakdown

  • Train volunteers on event tasks

  • Communicate with vendors, venue management, other district departments

  • Assist with post-event reporting and review

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in the field of events and volunteer management

  • Understanding and experience in event management

  • VERY detail oriented and ability to adhere to strict deadlines

  • Flexible – working here can require wearing many hats, some of which are unrelated to events

  • Problem-solver – ability to work and make decisions under occasional high-stress situations

  • Professional written and verbal communication – you will be speaking with and emailing high profile individuals in the community

  • Enthusiastic “Can-do” mentality

  • Preferred college junior or senior studying experience management, public administration, recreation management, hospitality, marketing, communications, or other applicable majors/minors

Internship Details

Compensation: $10/hour

Hours: The hours per week are negotiable, however, a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required. If hired, a regular time commitment and schedule will be required. However, the initial creation of that schedule will largely be up to the discretion of the intern according to their schedule as long as it falls within business hours Monday through Friday.

Start and End Date: The need for an intern is immediate and once hired the start date will be as soon as possible. The end date of the internship is flexible.

Location: 2500 State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115

 

If interested, please complete application below.

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