SAVE Seeking Event Planning Intern Posted August 20, 2014 by NationalSAVE

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Interested in event planning and marketing? National Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the potential for violence in schools and communities, is seeking a talented individual to assist with our event planning and efforts.

SAVE was founded in 1989 by a group of students who refused to let their friend, Alex Orange, become just another statistic. Alex was shot at a house party and lost his life to a senseless act of violence. Alex’s friends vowed to organize against violence in his memory and founded the very first chapter of SAVE. Today, there are over 2,000 student-led SAVE chapters in schools across the country. SAVE continues to work diligently to promote the virtues of peace, civility and nonviolence by helping students of all ages learn how to respect themselves and other people.

As our event planning intern, you will gain valuable experience planning and soliciting support for our upcoming events. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of your work which will benefit you during future job searches.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and planning events and activities centered around
    • National SAVE Day
    • America’s Safe Schools Week
    • National Youth Violence Prevention Week
    • National SAVE Summit
    • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Working with social media interns to market upcoming events
  • Assist the Business Manager in all aspects of planning and coordinating the National SAVE Summit including:
    • Soliciting potential sponsors and in kind donors for  The National SAVE Summit
    • Soliciting potential speakers and presenters for the National SAVE Summit
    • Working with Summit Venue personnel in coordinating presenter and speaker needs
    • General clerical duties and activities
    • Requirements include:
      • A minimum commitment of 10 hours per week
      • Course work in event planning and marketing
      • College Junior or Senior

Strong applicants will have a background in event planning, marketing, public relations, sponsorship solicitation or community management, but past work in these fields is not required. Internships are unpaid, but may be used to receive college credit. This is an excellent opportunity for current college students to gain event planning experience in a fast-paced, exciting environment. If interested, please send your resume to: cwray@nationalsave.org