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Special Events Internship

Family Futures - Grand Rapids, Michigan


Family Futures is a parent-focused West Michigan nonprofit dedicated to building safe and strong families. Every semester, Family Futures is fortunate to have dedicated interns from a wide range of backgrounds that donate their skills and time to support our work throughout the community. 

Special events interns gain experience in the event planning field. Depending on the semester of the internship, the intern will report to the chief program officer or volunteer manager while working on a larger team to provide support to other areas of the organization as needed, including fund development, volunteer services, and programming. Interns gain experience in public relations, event planning, soliciting funds, and project management.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Family Futures representation at local community events
  • Build relationships with current and future supporters
  • Aid in the planning and execution of our fundraising events
  • Work with partner community organizations to plan and execute the annual Kent County Resource Fair (Fall & Winter only)
  • Network with local venues, caterers, businesses, and organizations to create successful events
  • General administrative, clerical, and receptionist support




General Requirements

  • Current student or recent graduate
  • Experience or interest in relevant field
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Effective time management and organization, even with frequent interruptions
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • At least 15 hours per week


  • Interest in working in event management or hospitality
  • Ability to multitask
  • Preference given to students committing to a two-semester internship




Type of Position: Part-Time / Internship Position
Segment of Industry: Meeting & Event Management
Salary: Unpaid
Hours: 15

Company Information

Family Futures
678 Front Ave NW #210
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Contact: Katie Baker

How To Apply

  • Complete the online internship application at
  • For more information, please contact


Application Deadline: December 1st, 2017

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Posted: 10/20/17