SHRM Intern, Event Experience in Alexandria, Virginia
Intern, Event Experience
1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things works, workers, and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With nearly 325,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 235 million workers and families globally.
SHRM’s paid internship program enables students to participate in valuable real-world work experience through a variety of tailored assignments within their areas of interest and fields of study. Students will be tasked with different team specific projects, tasks, and participate in professional development projects and events to prepare them for their future careers.The Event Experience Intern will support the strategy, planning and execution of SHRM’s event portfolio, ranging from our annual conference and specialty conferences to invite-only events.
This is a fall internship that can last up to 8 weeks.
This is a paid internship at a starting rate of $20.00/Hour.
Ideating entertainment options, vendors, local highlights and other aspects to elevate the attendee experience at SHRM events
Researching best practices in in-person and virtual events and the competitive landscape
Synthesizing learnings from debriefs and surveys of past SHRM events to apply to future events
Connecting the SHRM brand to attendees through assisting with event creative tickets, attendee communications, and activations
Supporting the general administrative and project management function of the Events team, including recording key meetings, maintaining project trackers and organizing materials
Project Management – working within and outside the department on various projects
Carry out division-specific tasks/activities as assigned by the supervisor throughout the duration of the internship
Manage deliverables and provide regular updates
Education & Experience Requirements
Preferred fields of study (all encouraged to apply): pursuing a bachelor’s incommunications, hospitality management, marketing, or other related fields.
0-3 years of relevant work experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience in events is a plus
Ability to quickly adapt or learn new technology
Ability to simultaneously work and navigate within multiple programs
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks independently
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High levels of commitment and initiative
Ability to offer suggestions for operational improvements
Ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
Ability and willingness to follow directions
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment
Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook
· Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.
· Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
- SHRM does operate under a hybrid work schedule and will require you to be in SHRM’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Mondays and Fridays will be working remotely.
Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.
Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.
SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Job Family Intern
Job Function Business Development & Support Functions
Pay Type Hourly
Hiring Rate $20.00
- 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA