MCN is a national non-profit network of university student organizations working to end extreme poverty and achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MCN convenes student leaders across universities to become more effective and sustainable, leverage resources, connect with experts in the field, explore opportunities in global development, and create a community to share experiences and best practices.
Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "YOUR FULL NAME - Director of Event Planning & Public Relations Intern" in the subject line to be considered for the position.
Applications are accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply is August 8, 2014. It is strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Director of Event Planning & Public Relations Intern works within a passionate team of leaders dedicated to making the world a better place. Creative and innovative, the Director of Event Planning and Public Relations Intern leads direct outreach and recruitment efforts to convene delegates and participants in the MCN Programs.
-Outreach to VIPs, speakers and organizations
-Creating a new databate to update our network
-Writing blog posts and liaising with inspiring student success stories
-Engaging student leaders and connecting them with others
-Reviewing Millennium Delegate applications and sending acceptance letter
-Liaising with international students traveling to MCC2014
-Writing surveys to connect youth organizations' needs with policy makers priorities
-Learning a new software platform to create compelling promo materials
-Coordinating logistics for our annual conference, other events, or Millennium Fellowship events
-Writing a grant to fund university student projects
-Developing registration surveys on eventbrite
-Creating designs for SWAG
-Putting together volunteer shifts for our conference
-Liaising with partner organizations to conduct a Social Media Day
-Develop and send a national newsletter to thousands of student leaders and partners
-Passion: Do you care about making the world a better place? Do you believe you can? Are you passionate about student organizing and leadership development?
-Strong interest in global poverty, the MDGs, and related issues
-Demonstrated ability to critically think, make connections between various materials, and write quickly
-A clear understanding of what the MCN is and does (be sure to check out our web site).
-Satisfactory academic standing and enrollment in a certified college degree program
-Self-directed, quick-learning, contributive, resiliant, reflective, organized, and optimistic.
-Experience organizing conferences, writing descriptive information, conducting media promotions, and creating graphic design media a plus
-On-the-job training in event planning, communication, student organizing, and non-profit management
-A deeper understanding of the inner workings of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
-The chance to hear guest speakers from our Board of Advisors, Board of Directors, or partner organizations (i.e. Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Farmer, Partners in Health, Engineers Without Borders, the ONE Campaign, Millennium Promise, the Earth Institute)
-Guaranteed admission to MCC 2014, including a meet-and-greet with speakers
-Work in a youth-driven environment
-Professional development and working in a learning-centered environment
-Strong consideration for future internships and/or employment at the MCN
If the intern is very successful, s/he will receive a letter of recommendation from the MCN's Executive Director or Director of Programs and can use MCN staff as references.