Event Planning Internship - Association Offices

Location: Austin, TX

Department: YMCA of Austin

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

Please submit all job applications by January 12, 2018

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


We act with intentionality connect people to our cause through our service and engagement principles. Every day we:

  • Welcome – Smile greet members by name, introduce yourself.
  • Connect – Ask questions, share a story, introduce them to other staff and members.
  • Support – Affirm and encourage them, wish them well.
  • Invite – Share opportunities to get involved and give back to the community.

Join us and help transform lives.

The YMCA of Austin is seeking an Event Planning Intern to join our team for the Spring 2018 Semester.

We are looking for applicants that are available 15-20 hours per week from January-May 2018, with the ability to work between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, and occasional weekend events (TBD; must be available Saturday, May 12th).

General Function:

Under the direction of the Capital Campaign Coordinator, the Event Planning Intern will be planning, promoting, and managing a large public environmental education event in May (third annual). Goal is to attract 150 attendees, 15 volunteers, and 12 partner organizations. Additionally, the intern will coordinate a small donor stewardship event in March and provide support for various financial development events.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and coordinate event volunteers and partner organizations
  • Plan event activities, schedules, and logistics
  • Assist in the creation of promotion materials
  • Maintain event budget
  • Communicate with event participants before, during, and after events
  • Project a positive, helpful, friendly attitude to all internal and external participants


  • Must be interested in contributing to the mission of the YMCA of Austin
  • Must have strong professional communication skills (email, phone, face-to-face)
  • Must be self-confident, results-oriented, and highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Experience with basic office functions is highly preferred

Technical Skills/Experience Required:

  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree with an interest in event planning, outdoor education, and/or non-profit development
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the natural sciences is a plus
  • Nonprofit experience is a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation to attend work (offices near downtown Austin)


  • Stipend of $600.00 per month (30 days)
  • Individual membership to all YMCA of Austin branches (over $600.00/year value)
  • Flexible hours
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of non-profit projects
  • If an internship is needed for academic credit, The Y is able to fulfill the requirements


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