Summer Event Management Internship

Job description

Summer Event Management Internship
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
The Summer Conferences Coordinator Intern serves in the Office of Event Management. This position includes providing/overseeing staff development, customer service, hands-on event facilitation, event management, and work with other campus departments. The position requires undergraduate staff supervision and responsibilities on evenings and weekends.
In addition, the intern will aid Conference Assistants with day-to-day physical tasks, coordinate staff schedules, perform administrative planning duties, work directly with University and non-University clients, work closely with the Housing Intern, and perform other duties as assigned. Timeline for the position is May 21 through August 10.

Required Qualifications	
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Highly detail-oriented and able to handle many "moving pieces" of events. Proven ability to foster a positive team environment. Ability to learn quickly, ability to rapidly problem-solve efficiently and creatively, and readiness to work irregular hours are necessities for success in this position.
Bachelor's degree required. Must be a currently enrolled graduate student. Experience
Experience managing others required.
Physical Demand
Normal office environment with frequent use of email and Microsoft Office Suite
Regular light-to-heavy lifting. Frequent walking and standing. Physical labor and some moderate lifting is required.

Preferred Qualifications	
Student Affairs program of study strongly preferred.
Experience in event or project management preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Submit a personal statement to include the following:

•Explain hands-on and interpersonal skills you have that would be applicable to this position
•Tell how your experiences may benefit the staff and conference guests.
•Do you anticipate any other on-going commitments during the summer? (ex: online class, vacation, volunteering, graduate school commitments, etc.) Please explain.

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Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 3/19/2018
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