Events Assistant - Save the Bay

Job Description

Are you interested in the world of event planning and want to develop career skills? At Save The Bay, we provide interns with hands-on experience in planning, implementing and running a successful fundraising event.  

The Events intern will assist in obtaining donations, organizing prizes, setting up and cleaning up for events such as Earth Day Birthday, Taste of the Bay, the Save The Bay Swim, Artists for the Bay, and the International Coastal Cleanup.

This internship is offered March through December with a rolling application process.

What you will learn:

  • Event coordination and set up
  • Vendor outreach regarding details and information for the event
  • Contacting businesses for raffles and sponsorship
  • Tracking in-kind gifts
  • How to manage raffle organization and maintenance
  • Management of volunteer events such as shoreline cleanups

What we require:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Strong communication and writing skills; comfortable speaking to groups and contacting the general public on Save The Bay’s behalf
  • Ability to occasionally work independently with initiative
  • Attend specific events during the internship
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment
  • General office skills including proficiency with computers and the internet
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to show proof of vaccination
  • Individuals with experience and background in some aspect of the communications field (marketing, public relations, writing/journalism, media, graphic/Web design, etc.) are preferred.

If you have a work study award and would like to earn your award through this position, contact the Feinstein Center at engage@rwu.edu or call 401-254-3765. 

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

** All employees, including student employees, are required to participate in a short online training  that will prepare you with the new protocols for working on campus. Please click on the following link to complete your training:   http://rwu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4aBCUkcc7Vl7QF

***Only students who are fully vaccinated are permitted to work on-site.  Unvaccinated students will be permitted to only work remotely. 

Starting Date

Department Information

Contact Name

KC Ferrara

Department

Feinstein Service Learning and Community Engagement

Phone Number

401-254-3765

Email

engage@rwu.edu