Event Planning Internship

The Florida Attractions Association is seeking interns to assist in the planning, production and execution of our 2014 Annual Conference & Trade Show in St. Augustine, June 1-4, presented by the Florida Attractions Foundation.  You will assist in meeting planning, logistics, room setup, communications, and execution of minute details for our Annual Conference & Trade Show. This internship affords you with an exceptional opportunity to network with key players in all fields of the tourism industry in Florida.

About the Florida Attractions Association / Florida Attractions Foundation
The Florida Attractions Association is a trade association which serves Florida’s finest family attractions – the heart of the Sunshine State’s vibrant tourism industry. We provide our members government advocacy, networking, marketing, professional development, and employee benefit programs. Our organization has over 200 member businesses, including Florida tourist attractions and industry suppliers. We have an average Conference attendance of over 220-240 individual employees from these companies. The Florida Attractions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to promote the future of tourism in Florida. The Foundation presents all educational events produced for the membership of the Florida Attractions Association. Its primary goal is to provide scholarships for students entering tourism- and hospitality-related programs.
Website: www.FloridaAttractions.org

Hours per Week (approximate)
 April/May – 12 up to 40 (workload increases close to Conference dates, flexible with final exams)
 Tallahassee work – $7.93/hr (part-time, no benefits)
 Travel time and Conference work – interns are volunteers and are not compensated for travel time or work performed during the Annual Conference. This work is performed as volunteer work for the Florida Attractions Foundation. All travel expenses, room, and board at the Annual Conference are provided and/or reimbursed by the FAF.
The FAA will provide letters of reference, commendation and/or recommendation for students who successfully complete the requirements of their internship.

Required Skills
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Well-organized and a keen eye for detail
 Creative and resourceful
 Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
 Excellent telephone etiquette
 Flexible, trustworthy, and professional team player
 Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
 Will represent the Association in a positive manner
 Integrity (trust is essential)
 Passion to serve others
 It is absolutely mandatory that you are available to serve as a volunteer at the Annual Conference from Friday, May 30 through Wednesday, June 4
 Able to carry/lift up to 30 pounds in order to assist with setup and breakdown at the Conference

Desirable Skills
 Experience working with Web-based databases
 Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube)
 Photography, videography, and/or video production
 Graphic design
 Meeting and/or event planning

Other Requirements
Interns will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement upon acceptance of the internship. Daily tasks will include, but not be limited to, office tasks such as content creation in Microsoft Office and member services fulfillment, as required. Hours are flexible within a fixed weekly schedule during normal business hours and will most likely increase during the month of May, including some weekends.
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to info@FloridaAttractions.org.