Summer Intern, Events
Emerson Collective is an organization designed to develop opportunities and solutions in education, environment, immigration, and health equity through philanthropy, creativity and investments. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective brings together entrepreneurs and academics, artists, community leaders, and more to build solutions that spur measurable, lasting change. We work collectively to make the greatest difference possible.
Emerson Collective Internship Program
Emerson Collective’s summer internship program places college-aged students in paid internship opportunities across Emerson Collective and our affiliate partners XQ Institute, E Pluribus Unum, and Chicago CRED.
Rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors across all majors are eligible to apply to all roles. Current law school students may apply for internships with the Legal team at Emerson Collective. Students that are pursuing a career in marketing or design may apply for internships with the Brand Creative Studio at Emerson Collective.
The Events Team plans and executes a broad spectrum of Emerson Collective functions, orchestrating the logistics of internal and external events that are integral to the central ethos of our organization. The Events intern will participate in the production of in-person, hybrid, and virtual events: drafting run of shows, tracking attendees, taking meeting notes and disseminating action items, researching events supplies and vendors, preparing event materials, preparing executive event briefings, on-site day-of assistance, and coordinating event debriefs. They will conduct vendor research projects, including vetting and tracking new vendors (caterers, audio visual, food trucks, venues, and accommodation). The Events intern will develop toolkits, manuals, and templates integral to the execution of events, as well as an event supply inventory and on-site supply packing systems. Additionally, the Events intern may participate as backend technical support on virtual event platforms including but not limited to Zoom. Having working knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Salesforce is a plus.
Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements
- Rising college sophomore, junior, or senior.
- Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality as interns may encounter sensitive information.
- Flexible and adaptive work ethic when asked to contribute to special projects across different teams as they arise.
- Competent problem-solving and confident self-starting skills.
- Passion about social impact, including fighting poverty, improving schools, making government work well for all, environment, and/or immigrants’ rights.
- Intellectual curiosity and the ability to respond to new ideas and projects with enthusiasm and a sense of possibility.
- Creativity and resourcefulness when solving problems or completing tasks.
- Exceptional organization and prioritization skills, including time management and project management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop materials for internal and external audiences.
- Ability to maintain a team-oriented approach and thrive in entrepreneurial, dynamic environments.
- High standards for accuracy, quality, and integrity.
Emerson Collective is a Bay Area-based organization with offices in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. One position is located in Palo Alto, CA and another position is located in New York, NY, and are onsite 40 hours/week between June 10th and August 2nd, 2024.
November 21 - January 5: Internship applications accepted and interviews commence on rolling basis
February 10: All interviews complete. Please note that not all applicants will be selected for interviews
March 1: Final day to extend EC internship offer
March 15: Final day to confirm participation in internship program
June 10: Internship program begins
August 2: Internship program concludes
All EC Interns are paid $25/hour and can expect to work 40 hours per week from June 10th to August 2nd (eight weeks). Interns may also receive travel and housing stipends as needed.
Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our mission and values as we strive to create systemic change and open possibilities for all of the communities we serve. To that end, we provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.