Join our team to utilize your organizational and creative skills to plan out luncheons, networking events, workshops, and more for the University of Illinois Research Park! We’re looking for an organized, self-motivated student who loves event planning and managing to join our intern team. Here at Research Park, you will be a key part in the success and joy brought to all who attend the various events hosted throughout the year.
Research Park is a technology hub for corporate operations focusing on innovative, cutting edge research and development. EnterpriseWorks is an award-winning incubator at the Research Park that focuses on science and research-based start-up companies commercializing technology from the University of Illinois. We have a multifaceted team of professionals and interns dedicated to helping our startups and corporations thrive in the Research Park. Our previous interns have gone on to work at companies including but not limited to: Korn Ferry, Google, Facebook, IBM, All State, Blue Bunny, Conversant, Yelp, Leo Burnett, Solstice, and Surface 51.
The Event Coordination Intern assists in the implementation and organization of over 250 events annually including small workshops, corporate grand openings, and large-scale conferences. You’ll work alongside the Events & Programming Coordinator to brainstorm ideas, establish expectations, and create guidelines and schedules for each event. You will communicate with outside vendors to organize activities, food and/or decorations and make sure all event logistics are completed on time. For both virtual and in-person events, you will communicate with outside vendors to organize activities, food and/or decorations and make sure all event logistics are completed on time. Some events may require you to work outside of standard work hours (i.e. 8am – 6 pm) as you take the lead in managing the event in its entirety which may include set-up and tear-down. You will also maintain comprehensive event planning documentation leading up to events and compile feedback and post-event reviews. See our events page and calendar to get an idea of the breadth of events you will get to organize: researchpark.illinois.edu/events.
This position will begin training part-time during Spring 2022 at 10 hours/week and continue full-time through Summer 2022 at 40 hours/week. Upon successful performance reviews, this internship can continue through multiple semesters.
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