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Event Planning Summer Intern (May 2015-August 2015)

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Company/Organization: Barakat


Position Description: The Event Planner works with Barakat leadership staff to ensure proper planning and execution of Barakatís Walk for Literacy, its largest annual fundraising event, and other events. The Events Intern helps organize logistics, organization and outreach and assists in securing corporate and in-kind sponsorship, individual walkers, and participation from area elementary, middle and high schools, as well as universities/colleges.

Key Responsibilities:
+ Work with the leadership staff to develop a detailed plan for the Walk, including timeline for securing permits, donations, sponsorships, marketing and outreach goals
+ Research and complete filings for city and state venue permissions
+ Research and reserve equipment for event
+ Develop and maintain walker registration list in Salesforce
+ Help recruit walkers from all walks of life, including students
+ Research/solicit businesses for donations through phone calls, letters and in-person meetings in working with the leadership staff
+ Develop and update event materials as needed
+ Be flexible and open-minded to other tasks


Desired Skills and Experience:
+ Event-planning experience for nonprofits/corporations
+ Creativity in developing outreach efforts
+ Outgoing personality, comfortable meeting new people
+ Flexible, good natured and ability to multi-task

Time Commitment:
+ Semester long commitment
+ Time commitment of at least 20 hours per week

Paid Internship Info:



20 hrs/wk


May 2015-August 2015

Start Date:

~May 4, 2015 (Flexible)

End Date:

, ~August 28, 2015 (Flexible)

March 9, 2015
Additional Info:
Barakat is a non-profit institution dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan that advances literacy and increases access to secondary education, particularly for girls and women; it is based out of Cambridge Massachusetts.
Events  Planning  Non-Profit 
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