Spring 2016 Communications & Events Intern, National EPFP


Position Overview – Spring 2016 Communications & Events Intern, National EPFP

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is seeking a detail-minded Communications & Events Intern who will work on the organization’s distinguished Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).

About EPFP
Built on three pillars—policy, leadership, and networking—EPFP provides leaders for education with a high-quality professional development experience, a neutral ground where leaders can explore complex policy issues from diverse perspectives, build leadership skills, and develop deep cross-boundary professional relationships. EPFP’s goals are to:
  • inspire and prepare the next generation of cross-boundary leaders for education;
  • instill a deep understanding and expertise of public policy and education leadership; and
  • connect leaders to a collaborative network of high-impact professionals.
Learn more about IEL’s 52-year-old EPFP program and notable EPFP alumni.
About the Position
The Communications & Events Intern will support the EPFP Program Coordinator and the EPFP National Director, and will be expected to be on-site at the Washington Policy Seminar, our annual national conference, from April 13-16 in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for a university senior or recent graduate interested in a career in communications, event planning, or nonprofit work. The Communications & Events Intern must be an energetic, detail-oriented, and organized individual who takes initiative and is comfortable asking questions and working with colleagues at all levels, from fellow interns to organizational leaders.
Weekly schedule, hours, and start and end dates for this internship are flexible, depending on the intern’s availability. Travel stipend of $10/day is provided.
Event Management and Support
  • Support logistical aspects associated with the Washington Policy Seminar*, our annual national conference, including event preparation and on-site support
  • Assist with planning local alumni networking events, policy luncheons, and other small events
Social Media, Outreach, and Website
  • Assist in managing social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and social media planning
  • Support other communications outreach to our networks and alumni
  • Create content for the EPFP website
Data Management and Material Development
  • Manage and update contact information and data
  • Help develop program materials and services for our National EPFP network
Other appropriate duties as assigned
*Please note: Candidates must be available to be on-site at the Washington Policy Seminar from April 13-16 in Washington, DC
  • University senior or recent graduate preferred
  • Experience with event planning and on-site event support
  • Experience with social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) in a professional capacity/setting
  • Background or strong interest in one or more of the following disciplines: communications, event planning and management, education
  • Excellent interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
To Apply
Please send an email with your cover letter, resume, and two professional references (full name, organization, email, phone number, and relationship to you) attached as .doc or .pdf files to Shaina Cook, National EPFP Program Coordinator, at cooks@iel.org.
The Institute for Educational Leadership is an equal opportunity employer.
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