Partnership & Events Intern - Summer 2020

VISIT Milwaukee


VISIT Milwaukee creates economic growth and improve quality of life for our communities by branding, marketing, and selling Milwaukee as a must-experience destination.


The Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau, D.B.A. VISIT Milwaukee, is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1967. As the main destination marketing organization (DMO) for the greater Milwaukee area, our primary goal is representing and promoting Greater Milwaukee as a premier destination for major conventions, corporate meetings, group tours, and business and leisure travelers. Our goal of increasing visitor and meeting generated revenue is achieved through sophisticated and integrated sales, services, marketing, and public relations programs geared to local, regional, national and international target markets. Through this process, VISIT Milwaukee is able to reach new and existing markets to increase visitors and economic impact to Greater Milwaukee.

Position Details

Partnership & Events Intern - Summer 2020
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Job Summary:

VISIT Milwaukee is seeking an intern to assist our busy partnership development department with developing leads and managing special events. This is a great opportunity for students interested in sponsorship development, hospitality,or association management.

The partnership development department provides tools to partner hospitality businesses to market themselves to Milwaukee visitors and convention attendees. Benefits to marketing partners include sponsorship and advertising opportunities, enhanced website presence, inclusion in the online calendar of events, social media promotional opportunities, educational seminars on hospitality issues and networking events for the hospitality community.

The intern will be assigned special projects and duties as determined by the supervisor to support and assist the VISIT Milwaukee partnership development department.

Job Description:

This position will assist the partnership team in identifying prospects and leads, servicing existing partners, assisting with special events, and other duties and projects as determined by the goals of the internship.

Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the development and management of a prospecting database of hospitality businesses in the seven county greater Milwaukee region.
  • Assist with the planning,registration, and execution of special events and programs including partner outreach and communication.
  • Special projects and opportunities as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirement:

  • Must becurrently enrolled in an accredited academic institution with a major in business, communications, hospitality/event planning, or a related field.
  • Minimumof a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior customer service experience and hospitality industry experience preferred

Required skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Experience in Microsoft Office 2016 Suite, databases, and aptitude to learn new programs/software.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the greater Milwaukee area including attractions, arts and cultural institutions, events, restaurants, etc.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills and the ability to convey information in a positive manner.
  • Keen attention to detail, the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines. 

Pay Rate/Benefits:

This is a paid internship and is eligible for academic credit as defined by the academic institution. VISIT Milwaukee will provide parking during the internship.Work schedules will be determined by the supervisor and the intern, and will be during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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