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Event Planning Intern (Summer 2022)

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Company/Organization: Zoo Atlanta


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Zoo Atlanta’s Public Events team is seeking ambitious candidates who are eager to learn more about event management. This unpaid internship will provide professional experience in a non-profit organization and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced event environment. The internship will offer a chance to learn about event management through hands-on projects and help prepare interns for future job opportunities. Interns are expected to have experience and growing interest in event management.

• Assist with event planning, set-up and execution for the Zoos signature events including Brew at the Zoo, Art Gone Wild and Wild World Weekend
• Attend planning and logistics meetings with Zoo staff and partners
• Assist with securing vendors, entertainment and exhibitors for events
• Create signage and materials for events
• Assist with mascot management
• Assist with special projects and event research
• Assist with routine office work
• Assist with off-site event support and promotional efforts
• Provide general assistance/information to members and guests
• Other duties as assigned

• Gain valuable hands-on experience in event planning and execution
• Develop professional skills and explore potential careers available within zoos
• Network professionally within one of the world’s most respected zoological and conservation organizations
• Provide excellent service to Zoo Atlanta’s members and guests
• Join Zoo Atlanta in its mission of wildlife conservation, education, and industry leading research


• Must be 21 years of age or older.
• Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program OR a recent graduate in hospitality, marketing, PR, communications, volunteer/nonprofit management or related field.
• Must be willing to submit to a background check
• Available to commit a minimum of 16-24 hours per week.
Saturday/Sunday availability is required.
• Available to assist with daytime and nighttime events.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
• Should be proficient with all Microsoft Office programs.
• Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments.
• Demonstrate creativity and initiative to follow through on projects.
• Ability to work well in a team environment and independently.
• Individual should possess an appreciation of wildlife and be in agreement with the philosophy and mission of Zoo Atlanta.

Start Date:


End Date:

, , 4/30/22

Additional Info:
Summer Term:
Applications due Tuesday, February 2
Determination letters sent by Friday, March 18
Term: May 9 – August 1 or June 6 – August 31
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