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2024 Special Event Internship Opportunities


Marketing & Event Programming Intern (15 hrs/wk, May–September)
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Director of Events and Vice President of Marketing & Communications to develop and execute a comprehensive, full-year social media plan for FRYfest including social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Lead and attend all grassroots marketing opportunities at area events; coordinate volunteers and CVB staff (parades, farmers markets, fairs, etc.)
  • Manage and track the distribution of FRYfest marketing materials including posters, schedule cards, flyers, etc.
  • Develop marketing strategies for various programming recruitment needs – work with Event Operations intern to execute
  • Assist in the development of sponsorship fulfillment reports
  • Other related duties as assigned including the development of radio scripts, press releases, e-newsletters, etc.
  • Assist the Director of Events in developing the programming schedule for FRYfest
  • Develop and lead execution of various FRYfest programming elements including, but not limited to: UI DeGowin Blood Drive, Hawkeye Trivia Challenge, Product Showcase, etc.
  • Attend all related committee meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Event Operations & Logistics Intern (15 hrs/wk, May–September)
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the FRYfest Operations Committee in the planning and execution of FRYfest
  • Compile and maintain an updated list of all FRYfest operational needs including signage, tents, maps, tables, chairs, generators, etc.
  • Develop and execute various FRYfest operations/programming pieces: Kid Zone, FRYfest Bags Tournament, Concert, etc.
  • Work closely with Social Media & Grassroots Marketing Intern to develop recruitment plans for above-mentioned programming pieces
  • Assist Marketing & Event Programming Intern in executing grassroots marketing strategies (parades, fairs, farmer’s markets, etc.)
  • Attend all related FRYfest Operation committee meetings and other meetings when appropriate
  • Assist in the coordination/timeline development of all set-up and tear-down of the event
  • Other related duties as assigned

Think Iowa City Internship Expectations & Information:


  • Positive attitude and high energy.  Reliable, honest, and trustworthy. Work as a team player.
  • A creative spirit. Feel free to share any/all ideas and concerns with the Director of Events and other staff members as appropriate.
  • Attend events in their entirety.
  • Hold ‘safety’ as the number one priority at events.
  • Practice kindness and respect with all CVB staff members, Board members, city officials, vendors, sponsors, and the public.
  • Proficient in the use of the Internet and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.  Before anything goes out of the office, run it past the Director of Events and the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for proofing.
  • Comply with organizational policies:
    • Attendance: notify Director of Events, in advance, of planned or anticipated absences from work.
    • Dress Code: be well-groomed and appropriately dressed for the office, and on-site at events.  A neat appearance is expected.
    • Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking and the consumption of alcohol are not permitted on the premises, in company vehicles, or during work hours, or at events.

Supervision & Chain of Command

  • Supervision Received: perform work under the direction of the Director of Events

Work Schedule & Pay

  • Internship is paid
  • 15 hours/week (May– September)

Physical & Environmental Requirements

  • Physical requirements include sitting or standing for long periods of time. Occasionally must lift, carry or push objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Environmental requirements include working indoors and outdoors with varying weather.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, relevant work samples, and which position you are most interested in to Kylee Stock at [email protected] by March, 15, 2024.



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