Employer: EqualityMaine
Internship Number: 507
Internship Title: Event Planning Intern
Location: Portland, Maine
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
 Description of the Internship:
EqualityMaine is the state’s largest and oldest LGBT rights and advocacy organization. Formed in 1984, EQME has worked in coalition with local and national partner organizations to successfully amend Maine’s statewide laws to be LGBT-inclusive, including non-discrimination, anti-bullying in schools and marriage equality. Despite legal victories, there is still much work left to be done to ensure that equality is real for all members of our community. Full equality is when all LGBT Mainers are safe, healthy and whole, and living open and authentic lives—regardless of their age, their gender identity or expression, or where in Maine they live.

EqualityMaine works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, education, community organizing and collaboration.

For more information about EqualityMaine, visit their website at:  http://equalitymaine.org/

General Responsibilities:
EqualityMaine has a robust calendar of events planned throughout the state over the course of the year.  We use events (both small and large scale) to engage our members with the organization and raise money to support our work.

The intern will have the opportunity to be engaged in all aspects of the planning of the organization’s events.  Events include house parties, community meet and greet receptions, Great Pumpkin Ball, a holiday cocktail reception, pride events, and our annual Gala and Silent Auction.

The intern will work directly with the Development Director and various planning committees on programming, budgeting, sponsorships, logistics, marketing and sales, and volunteer management.

Schedules can be flexible, but interns should be available at least 8-10 hours per week in our Portland office, with some occasional evening and weekend hours. We strongly encourage interns to arrange for academic credit and are encouraged to create a portfolio project over the course of their internship.

Qualifications:

We are seeking enthusiastic interns who are passionate about our mission and possess the following attributes:

  • Interest in social justice and politics
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and computer-literate
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Experience working with youth and adults
  • Dependable and responsible
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge related to the internship(s) for which you are applying.
Application Process:
 Application is made through EqualityMaine and UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
(1)  Send a cover letter and resume to Christopher O’Connor, Development Director at coconnor@equalitymaine.org.

For more information:  email coconnor@equalitymaine.org or call 761-3732 x19.

(2)  Notify your faculty member and forward a copy of your application materials to the Partnership at:  pca@maine.edu
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