Special Events Intern
TITLE: Special Events
LOCATION: City Heights and El Cajon
START DATE: May 1, 2022
DURATION:4 months starting; 10 - 20 hours per week
Important Note: This is an unpaid internship.
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
SCOPE OF WORK: The IRC in San Diego has provided training and assistance to small businesses in their path to establishing themselves in the commercial landscape, in real life and online. The Marketing Program will provide administrative and direct service support to the program and its clients.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Based on intern skills and experience, responsibilities may include a combination of program support, administrative support, and direct service:
•Help our clients establish a build a digital presence through social media, websites, google pages, etc. •Help to promote and market SBDC events and webinars. •Develop biweekly newsletter of the organization’s clients and upcoming trainings. •Create resources for the organization and its clients, such as FAQ sheets and analysis of business opportunities, through analyzing past program data and researching current trends and opportunities. •A good understanding of social media marketing techniques is desired. Social media require excellent writing, communication and computer skills. •Develop marketing and outreach materials, and collect success stories
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Intern will learn the workings of a grassroots Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). 2. Understand how small businesses try to compete with big competitors with limited resources directed towards publicity and marketing. 3. Establish successful marketing campaigns focused to smaller communities with different consumption patterns.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (business, marketing, publicity, communication) or outstanding current undergraduate pursuing a relevant degree. •Strong working knowledge of Adobe, Photoshop and similar design software. •Experience with both administrative work and direct service with diverse populations. •Excellent organization skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively collaborate •English fluency required, proficiency in a refugee language (Arabic, Farsi, Swahili, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali) a plus •Strong working knowledge of MS Office, MS Excel, and MS Outlook.
This position reports to the IRC Microenterprise Supervisor, Irene Bwayo
IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.