Conference & Events Intern

Conference & Events Intern

Conference & Events Intern

NHSA hosts six in-person professional development opportunities through our annual conferences: Fall Leadership Institute, Winter Leadership Institute, Managers and Directors Academy, Early Childhood Innovation Summit, Parent and Family Engagement Conference, and National Conference. This is a great opportunity for a young professional looking to understand both behind the scenes and in-person experience of managing a conference event. Our audiences vary from 250 to 4,500 people and you can expect to be involved in all aspects of conference and event planning. 

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Think creatively about how to improve our conference and meetings processes
  • Collaborate as needed with an external contractor on conference and meeting planning
  • Attend and staff NHSA conferences and special events in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Assist with task completion and follow-up for guest registrations at conferences
  • Assist with task completion and follow-up for conference, meeting, and event planning 

The requirements

  • Preferred enrollment in Bachelor’s degree program leading to a hospitality, business administration, or public relations degree, or similar degree.  
  • Good judgment, flexibility, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.  
  • Experience with various cloud-based software suites in database and project management including Salesforce/MemberNation, Basecamp, and conference registration software preferred.  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software. 
  • Strong guest experience skills and disposition. 

Join the team!

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