with backgrounds in public health, meeting planning and preferably experience coordinating film festivals are encouraged to apply for the Annual Meeting and Film Festival internship with the American Public Health Association. Interns in this position have the opportunity to support the overall logistics and management of APHA’s large annual meeting (13,000 people) and to organize and schedule the screening of 60+ films for the Film Festival which will take place at the annual meeting. APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, D.C.
Interns get broad-based experience with APHA’s Annual Meeting planning and implementation process, as well as hands on experience organizing the film festival. Interns will broaden their knowledge of meeting management and will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the planning for the annual meeting. Interns will provide general support to the Convention Services department. In addition, interns will communicate with filmmakers, and help with festival database management and other administrative duties as needed.
Application must be current student or recent graduate (with at least a bachelor’s level degree, or certificate in Events Management).
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, proficiency with Excel, databases, Google Docs (documents and spreadsheets), Web/internet savvy, research and social networking applications, independent and dependable worker, knowledge of or interest in meeting planning and public health; able to meet deadlines and work under pressure, summer internships run from June through August. There is a possibility that this internship can be extended through the end of November if interested. To assure that the intern maximizes her or his experience, we require that students work a minimum of three full days a week. Start and end times are negotiable.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this internship should upload the following information:
- Cover letter, indicating your specific area(s) of interest and expertise, what you hope to gain from an APHA internwhip, why you would like to intern at APHA and your availability and schedule (indicate if you would like to be considered for summer and fall);
- Unofficial transcript); and
- Three references (employer or professor — name, title, company name, and phone number/email address).