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AZ State Fair- Event and Sponsorship Intern

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Company Name: 
Arizona State Fair
Application Due Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
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The Arizona Exposition and State Fair is looking for a motivated, outgoing individual to contribute to our Entertainment and Event Solutions team. This will be an amazing experience for the Event and Sponsorship Interns as they will have a hand in the and execution of the 2017 Arizona State Fair and additional summer interim events produced on the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Interns will learn new skills and directly assist the Events Specialists and Sales Coordinator by taking ownership of a wide range of projects related to the field of Event Planning and Sponsorship. The Event and Sponsorship interns will have the opportunity to run the Community Stages for the Arizona State Fair from start to finish, including planning, organizing, emceeing sponsored stage events, managing staff, and being the main point of contact during the shows. The intern will participate in Entertainment and Event Solutions meetings, as well as attend meetings with clients. This internship is intended to be educational and will give the needed experience and skills to anyone looking to enter into Event Management and Sponsorship as a career.

This is a UNPAID internship. The company has asked that the intern work for approximately 10-20 hrs. per week and will be flexible with your EMCC schedule. Applicants must be continuing EMCC students and have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A or a recommendation from your SWSC instructor. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview of what the intern, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Interns can expect to learn: 

  • Event planning
  • Staff management and leadership skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Client management
  • Event venue sales
  • Sponsorship fulfillment

Interns can expect to do: 

  • Drafting Letters of Agreements and contracts
  • Assisting with event day duties which include collaborating with staff from various AESF departments
  • Creating welcome packets and writing thank you letters for Entertainers, Sponsors and Commercial Sales Vendors
  • Research and program various community stages
  • Assisting in generation of Sponsor Promotional Recaps, which include taking daily photographs and creating powerpoint
  • presentations
  • Assisting the Commercial Sales team with day to day projects, such as booth collapsing and seating area set up in the
  • Shopping Pavilion Building which may also include hanging sponsorship banners
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Currently enrolled at EMCC working toward a degree in Marketing, Sales, or Public Relations.
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Have a valid drivers license 
  • Be able to lift a min. of 25 pounds 
  • Organized and dependable, with high attention to detail
  • Positive, fun-loving attitude, and a strong desire to learn about event planning
  • Responsible and eager to take initiative
  • “Can-do” attitude and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Thrives in a fast paced, get dirty environment
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is a must
  • Skills in presentation and interpersonal relations
  • High level of professionalism, and motivation to be on time, meet deadlines, and follow-through
  • Performs well in an environment that values creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, and adaptability