2020 Special Event Internship Opportunities

Social Media & Grass Roots Marketing Intern (15 hrs/wk, April/May – October)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Vice President of Special Events and Vice President of Marketing & Communications to develop and execute comprehensive, full year social media plan for FRYfest including social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Lead and attend all grass roots marketing opportunities at area events; coordinate volunteers and CVB staff (parades, farmers markets, fairs, etc.)
  • Manage and track distribution of FRYfest marketing materials including posters, schedule cards, fliers, etc.
  • Develop marketing strategies for various programming recruitment needs – work with Programming and Operations intern to execute
  • Assist in development of sponsorship fulfillment reports
  • Assist in website optimization by developing keyword strategies
  • Other related duties as assigned including: development of radio scripts, press releases, e-newsletters, etc.

Event Operations & Logistics Intern (15 hrs/wk, April/May – October)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • FRYfest
    • Assist the FRYfest Operations Committee in the planning and execution of FRYfest
    • Compile and maintain an updated list of all FRYfest operational needs including signage, tents, maps, tables, chairs, generators, etc.
    • Develop and execute various FRYfest operations/programming pieces: Kid Zone, FRYfest Bags Tournament, Concert, etc.
    • Work closely with Social Media & Grass Roots Marketing Intern to develop recruitment plans for above mentioned programming pieces
    • Assist Social Media & Grass Roots Marketing Intern in executing grass roots marketing strategies (parades, fairs, farmer’s markets, etc.)
    • Attend all related FRYfest Operation committee meetings and other meetings when appropriate
    • Assist in the coordination/timeline development of all set-up and tear-down of event
  • Jingle Cross
    • Attend all related Jingle Cross Operation committee meetings and other meetings when appropriate
    • Work closely with the Sports Sales Manager on planning and organizing Jingle Cross 2020 (October 2020)
  • Other related duties as assigned

Event Programming Intern (15 hrs/wk, May – October)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Vice President of Special Events  in developing the programming schedule for FRYfest
  • Develop and lead execution of various FRYfest programming elements including, but not limited to: Hawkeye Collectors Showcase, UI DeGowin Blood Drive, Hawkeye Trivia Challenge, Fashion Show & Product Showcase, Hawkeye Game Night, etc.
  • Work closely with Social Media & Grass Roots Marketing Intern to develop recruitment plans for above mentioned programming pieces
  • Assist Social Media & Grass Roots Marketing Intern in executing grass roots marketing strategies (parades, fairs, farmer’s markets, etc.)
  • Attend all related committee meetings
  • Other related duties as assigned

Think Iowa City Internship Expectations & Information:

Expectations

  • Positive attitude and high energy.  Reliable, honest and trustworthy. Work as a team player.
  • A creative spirit. Feel free to share any/all ideas and concerns with the Vice President of Special Events and other staff members as appropriate.
  • Attend event in its entirety.
  • Hold ‘safety’ as the number one priority at event.
  • Practice kindness and respect with all CVB staff members, Board members, city officials, vendors, sponsors, and public.
  • Proficient in the use of Internet and Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.  Before anything goes out of the office, run it past the Vice President of Special Events and the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for proofing.
  • Comply with organizational policies:
    • Attendance: notify Vice President of Special Events, in advance, of planned or anticipated absences from work.
    • Dress Code: be well-groomed and appropriately dressed for the office, and on site at events.  A neat appearance is expected.
    • Smoking and Alcohol: smoking and the consumption of alcohol are not permitted on the premises, in company vehicles, or during work hours or at events.

Supervision & Chain of Command

  • Supervision Received: perform work under the direction of the Vice President of Special Events

Work Schedule & Pay

  • Internship is unpaid
  • 15 hours/week (April/May – September)

Physical & Environmental Requirements

  • Physical requirements include sitting or standing for long periods of time. Occasionally must lift, carry or push objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Environmental requirements include working indoors and outdoors with varying weather.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples to Monica Nieves at Monica@ThinkIowaCity.com by February 29, 2020. Be sure to state which position you are most interested in. Interviews will be conducted in mid-March.

Our Mission

The Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB advances the economic vitality and quality of life for residents and visitors as Iowa’s premier destination.