Event Planning Internship - nonpaid
The Special Occasion - Duluth, GA

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The Special Occasion, located in Duluth Georgia is accepting applications for non paid internships. Interns are involved in every aspect of the event planning process, including research projects, social media advertising, PR and marketing, client interaction, and on site day of wedding assistance. Our interns will learn hands on about the day to day operations of a boutique wedding and event planning firm. You will assist with the planning and coordination of our 2012 -2013 weddings and events as well as other charity work throughout the year. You will help to maintain and update our website as well as contribute content to our blog. You’ll also learn how we use social media to connect with our clients and other event professionals.

What You’ll Do: Event Assistants will assist with all day-of wedding tasks including: setting up decor at ceremony and reception sites, assisting vendors with deliveries (ie. cake, flowers, linens, rentals), assisting with ceremony management, assisting vendors as needed throughout the day, ensuring time lines are being followed, trouble shooting problems that arise, communicating with vendors & bridal parties, ensuring accuracy of layouts, and much more. Event Assistants are always working alongside an experienced Event Planner or Coordinator who is there to direct & teach you!

Who We’re Looking For: We are seeking junior & senior level students pursuing a degree in a related field (public relations, communications, hospitality & tourism, design, etc.), who are excited about learning the ins-and-outs of event planning, work well with a team, and exhibit a high level of responsibility. Weddings can be a stressful and emotionally charged time for a bride & groom and their families—the ideal candidate is friendly, enthusiastic, calm under pressure, and a great communicator!

What You’ll Get: This is an unpaid internship and must apply towards college credit {Selected Candidate will receive a monthly stipend} You will walk away from this internship with hands-on experience in event planning & execution unlike anything you can learn in a classroom. This internship puts you in the action, working with real clients, professional vendors and beautiful locations throughout Atlanta Georgia and beyond {applicant is responsible for his or her travel}

Still interested? To apply, submit your resume in PDF format, a well constructed cover letter, and a one page answer to the following questions to Jade@thespecialoccasion.net

Please answer the following questions:

• What event specific experience do you have (if any)? Include any volunteer experience and dates of service.
• What unique qualities and skills will you bring to The Special Occasion?
• What do you hope to gain by working with The Special Occasion?
• What is your current work and school schedule?

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation, and be available to work from home as well as on location. Commitment is approximately 10 hours a week, in addition to 3-4 weekends per semester. We would prefer college Juniors or Seniors who will graduate in December 2013 but will consider any qualified applicant for the position. Please do not fill out our contact form. Phone calls and contact form submissions regarding employment will not be answered.