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Company/Organization: Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.


The Corporate Development Intern will assist with the expansion of the 2020 Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. sponsorship program. Focusing exclusively on Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. produced events: Celebrate Fairfax! Festival and Fall For Fairfax KidsFest, this internship will provide a deep understanding on how the sponsorship process works from lead generation to benefit fulfillment. Candidate MUST be available to work the entire weekend of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival (June 5-7, 2020) with other staff members. Prior to the event, the intern will assist on a variety of assignments and special projects, as well as providing administrative support for CFI staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the retention of revenue generated from exhibits, and sponsorships through customer service and follow up
Use a combination of secondary research and LinkedIn to source new contacts and update existing contacts
Leverage tools and databases to manage and track leads through conversion
Maintain a directory and inventory of business developments materials, ensuring all resources are current and accurate, and coordinate the creation of new materials as needed including partnership proposals
Collaborate and coordinate event photography, provide administrative support and help with general event set-up/ take-down.


Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student
Knowledge of/strong interest in public events, experiential marketing, and/or sponsorships
Able to provide own transportation and accommodations.
Able to be in office minimum of 4 day a week (Monday Friday).
MUST be able and willing to lift at least 25 lbs.
MUST be able to work during the Festival weekend, in its entirety!
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
Proficient in Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is a plus.

Paid Internship Info:



Full Time - 35/40 hours a week


5 months

Start Date:


End Date:

12/20/19, 06/26/20

Additional Info:
About you:
You are a self-motivated, positive-creative thinker with a passion for sponsorships and experiential marketing.
You excel working under pressure; you do whatever you need to get the work done.
Your time management skills are excellent: you establish priorities and organize a variety of projects simultaneously.
You love working with a team to accomplish overall goals but can work independently, too.
event  non-profit  corporate  sponsorship 
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