Communications and Events Intern

Educate Maine - Maine Career Catalyst | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 1/20/2023

Educate Maine is seeking a Communications and Events Intern for Summer 2023, to work on our Maine Career Catalyst program team. The position will report to the Program Manager and work with other interns and team members across the state. This position is a hybrid role with work primarily being done from a home office, and 1-3 days a week at in-person events and in office.

Successful candidates will be enrolled in a degree program with a minimum of 2nd year standing at the time of application, and studying Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Events Management, Education, or a related field. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in communications and event planning with opportunities to execute virtual and in person, large- and small-scale professional development, networking, and social events over a 10-week period. Learning outcomes in this role will include intern program standards and practices, project management, event planning, communication with peers and professionals, and working virtually. 

The intern in this position will:

  • Manage the program’s calendar of events including assisting with event logistics, planning and promotion for both virtual and in-person events, and attending all events
  • Create and maintain our library of branded materials and manage weekly delivery of the participant newsletter
  • Manage the program’s social media presence
  • Support updates and content creation for the program website
  • Coordinate, schedule, and solicit feedback from peers and partners while actively participating in the events
  • Support business development efforts and coordinate and manage projects involving partners at all levels
  • Communicate and build a network via phone, email, and social media with contacts and partners

Job requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with professional social media posting across platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Capable of working independently & in a team
  • Ability to be a role model in social situations with peers and professionals
  • Experience with WordPress, Canva, Google Sites, Constant Contact, and/or SurveyMonkey preferred
  • Ability to travel locally, primarily in southern and mid-coast Maine

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, paid position at $16 per hour. The internship will run for 12 weeks, beginning no later than May 22nd and ending no earlier than August 11th, 2023 with some flexibility based on student’s school-related needs. Hours will primarily be between 8:30am and 5:00pm with evening and weekend availability required to support planned events. All dates will be available in advance for these evening & weekend events. In-state travel is required.

Please attach a cover letter AND resume for all applications.

About Maine Career Catalyst:

Maine Career Catalyst provides professional development, social opportunities, and networking for summer interns as well as apprentice and co-op students working in Maine. Our program and events facilitate connections among participants, with businesses and business leaders, and builds a deeper understanding of opportunities in Maine for launching a career. To learn more visit:

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