iBlack is a soon to be launched early stage startup with a mission to become the leading lifestyle portal for black America.
We are seeking two (2) Event Planning interns to join the iBlack team and assist in coordinating events. Interns will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of 20 - 30 local events monthly and helping to shape the overall direction of the company. Candidate will gain invaluable event planning experience due to the number and variety of events our company hosts.
Requirements for this position include a blend of skills, experience and personal qualities to work with numerous outside parties, vendors, and organizations. You must also be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously while motivating and managing a group of supporters and volunteers.
In addition, applicants must be well organized with excellent communication and collaboration capabilities, be creative and driven to help make this startup business a success.
Our culture is very laid back. Think silicon valley start up. Our company is fast paced, exciting and highly value creative thinking and initiative. You will have access to internal company technology and resources necessary to be successful in a virtual office environment,
This is an unpaid internship, however the interns selected have the opportunity for high level full time employment and the ability to receive company stock options upon completing certain initiatives. This is an extremely unique opportunity for a group of very motivated individuals to create a business with the help of experienced entrepreneurs. The experiences gained from this position will be unparalleled and invaluable and will set each of these individuals up to be incredibly financially successful.
Assist in the planning, executing and overseeing 20 - 30 events per month (most are small events)
Establish milestones, goals (timelines, resources, budget, fund raising) and track progress
Work with a cross-functional team of event partners, sponsors and vendors to coordinate their participation with our events
Generate reports on various projects status
Solicit support and contribution from various stakeholders
Set up, coordinate, and participate internal meetings and conferences
Work with the marketing team internally to brand and promote events
THIS POSTING IS PART OF OUR INTERN PROGRAM
Candidates will spend 3-6 months working on the marketing aspects of our start up business.
Required 10-20 hours/week.
Candidates are NOT required to work between normal hours (9:00AM-5:00PM) except for specific reasons such as a planned meeting.
Candidates will be required to track their time and company activities.
A current or former college or graduate student or currently working towards BA
Cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher
Excellent research skills
Strong analytical skills Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
We provide our interns with useful feedback regarding their performance throughout their internship
Planned at least one large event (such as conference or large gala)
Attention to detail and excellent organization skills
Possess creativity, energy, and boundless ideas
MUST be knowledgeable and experienced with technology and comfortable working in a virtual office environment
Exact title may change related to the candidate’s experience
A current or former college or graduate student or currently working towards BA Cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher