The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Internship Opportunity: New America, Events & Production Intern

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Think Tank, Events

Start Date: Winter/Spring 2020

Start and end dates are flexible. An early January start date is preferred; the internship can extend as late as June 2020.

Wage or benefits: Paid

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours for at least 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including recent graduates

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended.

Organization website: https://www.newamerica.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

New America is pioneering a new kind of think and action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum.

Since 1999, New America has nurtured a new generation of policy experts and public intellectuals. Today we are a community of innovative problem-solvers, combining our core expertise in researching, reporting and analysis with new areas of coding, data science, and human-centered design to experiment and innovate nationally and globally. We prize our intellectual and ideological independence and our diversity, seeking to do our best work and to reflect the America we are becoming.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

New America seeks applicants who have a strong interest in events, public policy, and analytics for our paid Winter/Spring 2020 Events and Production internship.

This intern will provide support to the Events department, aiding New America’s external relations and outreach efforts. This is an excellent opportunity for a student or recent graduate interested in the event management field looking to build new skills and learn more about developing and executing events in a professional setting.

Candidates should demonstrate strong verbal and writing skills and attention to detail in their applications. The ideal candidate has some experience or interest in events or customer service roles.

Start and end dates are flexible. An early January start date is preferred; the internship can extend as late as June 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Work 40 hours a week in our downtown D.C. office, with some events after 5 PM or off-site at other D.C. venues
  • Assist in setup and breakdown of room for event
  • Setting up and cleaning up catering
  • Checking-in guests
  • Photographing events, editing photos, and posting on Flickr
  • Running microphones for Q&A
  • Updating contacts in Salesforce
  • Occasionally cut highlight reels as directed by program and editorial teams
  • Undertake various short research and writing projects, and light administrative duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong attentiveness to detail and ability to problem-solve
  • Proactive, with excellent organizational and time management skills Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on the job Prior experience in a customer- or client-facing role (e.g. hotels, customer service desks, restaurants) a plus
  • Experience with Photoshop, Lightroom, or other Adobe Creative Suite products a plus
  • Experience or interest in video or audio editing a plus
  • Interest in public policy issues relevant to New America a plus
  • Prior experience in Salesforce or other contact/invitee management system a plus

How to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume here: https://newamerica.applytojob.com/apply/job_20191024185932_O6EXSYTHHWPDLYGB/Spring-2020-Events-Production-Intern?source=LILI#t5YVfxBm22. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions (by Friday, November 15th) are recommended.

This is a paid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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