Downtown Greensboro Inc (DGI) - Event Planning Internship

Company Description

Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) is an economic development organization focused on stimulating investment and activity in the center city. DGI’s primary focus is to lead the development of Downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here.

Intern Responsibilities

The Fun Fourth Festival is the Triad’s Fourth of July celebration destination and 2018 will mark the Festival’s 44th annual edition. The Festival features music, interactive amusements, carnival games, craft, food and service vendors and much more.

As the event planning intern, you will be responsible for:
Assisting and coordinating the Fun Fourth Festival.
Work with event sponsors and vendors leading up to and during the festival.
Management of volunteers, including task assignments and training.
Excellent communicator and ability to work independently and on a team.
Highly motivated with an ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and juggle multiple assignments.
Willingness to work in a collaborative, fast paced and exciting work environment.

Additional assistance with other Downtown Greensboro, Inc. initiatives may be in included as needed.

Pay Rate


20+ hours/week (will increase leading up to the Festival)



Start Date

End Date

7/28/2018 (must complete all Fellows programming throughout second week of August 2018)

Start / End date flexible?

Please note: all Fellows will attend the Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute at the Center for Creative Leadership on either June 11 & 12, 2018 or June 18 & 19, 2018. If hired as an intern through the Fellows Program, you will attend one of the sessions in June.

Our organization is interested in hiring:

Undergraduate students
Students seeking a master's degree

Work Authorization: Our organization will consider hiring interns with the following work authorization:

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
International student legally authorized to work on a F1 Visa
International student legally authorized to work on a J1 Visa

Majors Seeking

Event planning
Address of Internship location

536 S Elm Street
Greensboro, NC

This office is located downtown

Required Qualifications:

Downtown Greensboro Inc. requires strong writing and communications skills, high level of attention to detail and great interpersonal skills. Intern candidates must be self-motivated and enthusiastic
Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Squarespace and Adobe Suite. A flexible schedule and willingness to work some nights and weekends

Work Environment

Downtown Greensboro Inc. is located in a refurbished storefront on Elm Street. We work in a fast-paced yet collaborative and welcoming environment
Additional Internship Perks

Fun, collaborative coworkers, free coffee and exciting networking opportunities. The DGI office is located in the heart of downtown GSO!

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You have successfully submitted materials for one internship in the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program. To apply for additional internships, please revisit the INTERNSHIPS page. Each internship requires separate materials, as noted on each individual internship page.

As a reminder, applying for the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program has two steps:

1. Complete the application on the APPLY page (you are required to submit a professional letter of recommendation as part of the application).

2. Apply for individual internships on the INTERNSHIPS page.

You must complete both steps by the deadline of Monday, February 26 at noon for consideration.

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