Event Planning and Operations Internship

Under the supervision of the Event Planner & Event Operations Manager, the intern will be responsible for assisting in the booking and successful production of private events including but not limited to: weddings, bridal/baby showers, corporate events, fundraisers, retreats, and birthday parties.

–  Internship is open to all majors with relevance to event planning, hospitality

–  Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills required

–  Motivated, self-starter who can take minimal direction and see projects through

–  No allergies related to plants or animals which would interfere with your ability to work

–  Good computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and online services.

–  Capable of lifting up to 25 lbs.

–  Academic credit or non-credit accepted

–  Must have complete PA Child Abuse Clearance and PA Criminal Background check

–  You must be at least 18 years of age

–  Internship sessions offered Fall, Spring and Summer sessions

–  Must be able to work a flexible schedule and attend events, many on weekends and evenings

–  Scheduling is based on the needs of Elmwood Park Zoo and intern

–  The minimum required time is 10 hours per work week

–  Respond to phone and email inquiries

–  Draft proposals, contracts, invoices and event plans

–  Day to day logistical planning

–  Communicating with clientele, caterer, vendors and zoo staff

–  Creating additional opportunities to generate revenue from events

–  Event setup and execution

–  Event evaluation and follow up

–  Interns will be provided with the opportunity to learn in an AZA accredited facility that meets the highest standards in zoo practices  

–  Interns will be provided with hands on experiential learning and mentored by our trained and skilled staff

–  Interns will experience working in a fun one on one environment, catered toward their goals

–  Internships at Elmwood Park Zoo are developed to provide a rich learning experience and are non-remunerative

–  EPZ Internships may be applied to receive college credit in accordance to your school’s policy

EPZ Event Planning and Operations Internship Application