Marketing & Events Intern

Westown Association

The Westown Association is a downtown Milwaukee non-profit involved in economic revitalization and promotion of the area west of the Milwaukee River. The staff works with a board of directors, committee members, city officials and volunteers to coordinate promotional events, programs and the administration of Business Improvement District #5.

Position Details

Marketing & Events Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Do you love downtown Milwaukee and are interested in public relations, marketing and event planning? The Westown Association is seeking an unpaid Marketing & Events Intern for spring 2020 (January – May).

The Westown Association is seeking an unpaid Marketing & Events Intern for spring 2020 (January – May). From January to March, primary focus will be on planning the 54th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as additional marketing and public relations tasks. This internship is for students with an interest in event planning, and are majoring in public relations, marketing or any communications related field. We’ll also work to help the student meet school credit requirements.


Event Coordination of the 54th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Intern will assist staff with organization, planning and execution of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Milwaukee on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Duties include:

  • Organizing the parade raffle
  • Coordination & preparation of the VIP viewing party
  • Assisting with brochure distribution
  • Preparing parade email blasts & scheduling social media posts
  • Preparing parade press releases & media-kits

Intern should also be available on Friday, March 13 for the parade press conference and kick-off party.


Intern will assist Marketing & Events Coordinator with general marketing and office management tasks such as:

  • Preparing bi-monthly e-newsletters & event email blasts
  • Preparing social media posts for Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Updating websites including, &
  • Updating media contact lists
  • Assisting with graphic design work if able
  • Maintaining databases, mailing lists & vital records
  • Helping with general office functions including answering phones, greeting guests, office maintenance, mass mailings, meeting preparation and other projects as assigned by the Marketing & Events Coordinator
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior college standing & enrolled in a college pursuing a degree in public relations, marketing or other communications related fields
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented & capable of managing multiple tasks
  • Self-starter who is energetic, outgoing & learns quickly
  • Ability to work with a variety of professionals to keep projects on track
  • Ability to work under deadlines with creativity & a sense of humor
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with various social media platforms
  • Those with knowledge in graphic design, photography & Word Press are encouraged to apply
  • Familiarity with Downtown Milwaukee is helpful
  • Prior office experience is preferred
  • Candidate should expect to work at event sites that will require moderate physical activity

Candidate must be able to meet the following time requirements:

  • Be able to start internship in early January 2020
  • Work within a consistent schedule during normal office hours, preferably 2-3 days per week
  • Flexible scheduling, 12 hours per week minimum
  • Additional hours may be required during the parade week, including Saturday, March 14, 2020

Although this internship is unpaid, it can be structured for school credit. Intern can expect to build their portfolio while having access to a network of downtown professionals. Parking is provided.

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