An event intern assists in all aspects of planning events, works with clients, coordinates and executes events, assists in creating event collateral and outreach through media, social media, and email, and gathers information about each project to achieve quality event execution. An even intern also conducts research, makes site visits, and finds resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities, proposes new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process, and serves as liaison with vendors on event related matters.
An event intern will have skills such as being enthusiastic and professional, having the ability to build relationships with customers and a love for event management, and providing customer service. They need to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities and meet deadlines, be willing to work odd hours, and assist in managing on-site production and clean up of events.
While a bachelor's degree might be a plus, a high school diploma or GED is sufficient. On average, an events intern will earn $15.19 per hour which amounts to $31,598 a year. This career will grow by 7% and create 9,600 new jobs by 2028.