Event Management Internship

East Town Association

The East Town Association, Inc. is a non-profit business organization that promotes economic development in Milwaukee’s East Town area through special events, including; Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park, and the Cathedral Square Market.


Position Details

Event Management Internship
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

East Town Association (“ETA”) is seeking part-time interns to work hands-on at our events this season. The position starts the week of May 22nd and runs through September 8th, 2023 with a possible extension to October 9th. Primary work hours vary throughout the season, but mainly consist of 10 hours per week with more hours offered (required) during the week of July 10 and during Bastille Days. Required dates and times for the events are stated below. Additional days and hours in between events may be available to assist with other administrative needs. Required dates & times include:

  • Cathedral Square Market (Sundays): June 4 - July 9 and July 23 - August 27 from 8:00am-1:30pm (Schedule rotates, min of two interns, so not every Saturday pending coverage).
  • Jazz in the Park (Thursdays): June 1st - July 6th and July 27th - August 31st from 2pm-10pm (Required unless it can be covered by another intern, min three interns needed each evening).
  • Bastille Days (Various): July 13th - 16th (Mandatory. All interns must be available during these dates and will rotate morning and evening hours throughout the event working as many hours as needed).

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management of each event (see below), including event set-up & breakdown and meeting sponsor needs.
  • Help collect photos and videos during the events for different marketing campaigns.
  • Distribute event materials to local businesses and residential areas. 
  • Create and conduct surveys of event attendees. 
  • Research and propose various ideas to help improve the events. 
  • Assist with other general office needs and improvements.

Additional Event Specific Responsibilities:

Cathedral Square Market

  • Setting up East Town info booth and guiding vendors as they arrive at the park. 
  • Helping set-up Wisconsin Athletic Club information table and any additional materials (speaker, A-sign, etc.). 
  • Tracking hourly attendance, vendor participation, and vendor sales. 
  • Staffing the market info booth and serving as an onsite ambassador. 
  • Conducting market research to identify additional vendors.

Bastille Days

  • Assist with Storm the Bastille run registration. 
  • Assist in the design and staffing of the Bastille Days merchandise booth. 
  • Monitoring & stocking any hospitality & backstage areas. 
  • Assist in the design and management of various programming. 
  • Attend to needs and tasks as they come up during the event.

Jazz in the Park

  • Assist with any “VIP” guest programming. 
  • Set-up, stocking, and enhancement of the artist backstage area. 
  • Assist in the design and staffing of the JITP merchandise booth. 
  • Assist in the set-up, break-down, and stocking of the bars. 
  • Serve as an onsite Jazz in the Park ambassador. 
  • Attend to needs and tasks as they come up during the event.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be able to work the specific dates and hours stated. 
  • Candidates must have the ability to work under pressure and handle high-energy events & attendees. 
  • Candidates need to be dependable, enthusiastic, personable, creative, dynamic, and eager to learn about the event management business. 
  • Candidates must be current students, preferably working towards a bachelor’s degree, but all majors welcome to apply.

Compensation & Benefits:

This internship pays $12/hour. We are happy to work with you on earning academic credit for your time as well.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work and network with community leaders from various local businesses and corporations as well as civic and nonprofit organizations in Downtown Milwaukee, creating a great network for further personal and professional development.

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