Special Events & Marketing Intern

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21

Milwaukee Downtown, BID (Business Improvement District) #21 is an organization established in 1998 to support the interests of the downtown Milwaukee business community. Through BID #21 assessments, Milwaukee Downtown funds specific initiatives aimed at creating a clean, safe and friendly downtown. The district currently manages 150 blocks representing approximately 500 commercial property owners.

Our Mission is to lead and inspire believers in Milwaukee to engage in efforts that build Downtown as the thriving, sustainable, innovative, and vibrant heart of the community.


Position Details

Special Events & Marketing Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Are you a highly organized, fantastic communicator with a passion for Milwaukee? Do you love social media, event curation, and community building? If so, you may be a perfect fit! Milwaukee Downtown is hiring a Special Events and Marketing Intern for the Winter/Spring season.


For events, the winter & spring months are focused on fundraising, pre-event logistic planning, vendor coordination, surveying event past participants, and other duties as assigned. The Special Events & Marketing Intern serves as the key assistant in all these areas, reporting directly to the Marketing, Events, & Social Media Director. The Special Events & Marketing Intern will also assist the Director of Public Space Initiatives onsite during the winter and spring activations.

2023 Flagship Events include:

  • Taste and Toast (March)
  • Downtown Dining Week (TBD date)
  • Downtown Employee Appreciation Week (August)
  • Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival (November/December)

Public Space Projects include:

  • Winter in the City (social media assistance + onsite event assistance)
  • Broadway Skates at Red Arrow Park (January + February)
  • Downtown Ice-Capade (February)
  • Lightfield by HYBYCOZO at Cathedral Square (January through May)
  • Onsite event assistance includes: set-up and tear-down of winter series at Red Arrow Park and Cathedral Square (if applicable).
  • Other public space coordination as assigned.


Under direct supervision & collaboration with the Director, the Special Events & Marketing Intern serves as the key content creator for MKE Downtown blog & social media channels, including but not limited to: TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duties include:

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Events, & Social Media Director on Milwaukee Downtown’s social media outlets
  • Write and publish relevant blog content for Milwaukee Downtown blog
  • Assist in graphic design via Canva


  • Maintain databases, mailing lists, and vital records
  • Be prepared to professionally assist and answer questions, concerns, and comments regarding Milwaukee Downtown via telephone, email, and social media
  • Assist with Board of Directors preparation when applicable
  • A passion for community work, social media, event production, and all things Milwaukee.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • English, Marketing, Journalism, and/or Communication majors encouraged to apply
  • Current university and/or recent graduates preferred

Part-time internship at $10/hour, up to 20-25 hours / week. 

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