Event Management Intern
ABOUT US: Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI) is a nonprofit association of public and private sector entities. MEI is about culture change in Missouri to reverse current trends of poor public support for innovation, technology and education. We believe that providing greater access to non-partisan, science-based information is critical to changing the culture and the mindset of citizens and decision makers. MEI works to enhance and improve the energy business climate in Missouri by coordinating energy activities across all sectors of the Missouri economy, being an honest broker of energy information to the general public, educating K-12, Tech Schools and Higher Education students on energy issues, informing elected officials at the state and federal level on Missouri energy opportunities and issues, and providing a rich environment for energy research and development activities in the state.
GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Event Management Intern reports to the Business Manager and the Executive Director. This position will work to organize and coordinate MEI events, and help publicize the organization’s multiple events. Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized, self-driven with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines. Internship will include the organization and development of several conferences, symposiums, and webinars. Job activities include: organizing events, ensuring quality of production, researching locations and partners, proposing new options to better the events, and assist with event management.
- Experience creating, organizing and managing events
- Understanding of marketing (use of marketing tools)
- Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
- Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups
- Enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
- A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
- High energy, maturity, and leadership
- Ability to pay attention to detail and maintain accurate records
- Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; With understanding of Salesforce, Joomla! (other web CMS) and Google apps.
PERSONALITY SOUGHT: MEI seeks an energetic, self-starter with the ability to adapt and multitask.
Compensation: Rewarding positions in a great working environment with wonderful networking opportunities, professional growth and significant contacts in the business and energy communities. MEI will work with your College or University to provide proper credit and oversight with the potential for compensation based on experience.
Workdays: 10-20 hours per week at the student’s choice. Due to virtual component of the work, this requires a self-driven individual. Little travel required. School holidays and vacations will be respected. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary and history with web content development helpful. Work can be done from campus with occasional site visits from Executive Director and weekly calls to discuss progress and provide needed oversight.
Number of Positions: 1
We strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. Students with backgrounds in event management, hospitality, public policy, energy, environment, business, communications or journalism should consider applying. This internship can be completed virtually. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Josh Campbell @ josh@moenergy. org.
Deadline: Spring Semester: November 30, Summer Semester: April 28, Fall Semester: June 30.