GVSU Career Center Event Management Internship

GVSU Career Center - Grand Rapids, Michigan


The Career Center is seeking a dynamic and detail focused event management intern for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The intern will work alongside the Employer Relations Coordinator and Employer Development Manager to support the campus engagement and recruitment opportunities for employer partners. 

Event Management:

  • Assist in the overall creation, implementation & evaluation of Career Center marquee events including Fall & Winter Career & Internship Fairs, Employer Showcase, Practice Interviews, Resume Reviews, Career Community events, Internship Awards program and more.  Events intern will have the opportunity to run one-two events each semester independently with oversight of supervisor.
  • Coordinate and assist on the day of events including set-up/tear-down, registration, logistics, catering, volunteer management, onsite support & problem solving. 
  • Utilize Handshake platform as event management tool for event creation, registration, communication, payment, and confirmations. 
  • Collaborate with campus partners (academic departments, faculty, staff, student organizations, Event Services, Conference & Event Planning etc.) for event implementation and logistics. 
  • Work with external vendors for event logistics, set up, catering, and space requests. 
  • Maintain accurate and detailed information regarding event registration, RSVPs, waitlists, payment/invoices, deposits etc. 
  • Assist in post event research such as follow-ups, surveys, questionnaires, and focus groups.


  • Create timeline for all event communications including event invitation, sponsorships, event registration dates, initial confirmation details, final confirmation details, parking and loading details, post-event evaluations, thank you and follow up.
  • Assist in developing written communications for internal and external partners regarding event invitations, details, deadlines and logistics. 
  • Assist in responding to general inquiries about events including phone calls, emails and video calls. 

Event Marketing & Promotion

  • Work in coordination with Career Center Marketing Committee for event promotion and materials. 
  • Assist in development and creation of internal website for large events to effectively communicate important event information to employer partners. 
  • Assist in creation of promotional materials and planning social postings.


Required Skills & Experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to think creatively and willingness to try new ideas.
  • Ability to work independently and report to supervisor on a regular basis regarding work progression. 
  • Must have positive, cooperative attitude and respond to constructive feedback in a mature fashion.
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and confidentiality.


Type of Position: Part-Time / Internship Position
Segment of Industry: Meeting & Event Management
Salary: $12.00 / Hour
Hours: 10-15

Company Information

GVSU Career Center
401 W. Fulton
101B DeVos
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Contact: Kristie Scanlon

How To Apply

Interested individuals should apply through Handshake with a resume and cover letter.  For more information, contact Kristie Scanlon at [email protected]

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Additional Information

  • Paid internship
  • 10-15 hours a week, flexible depending on schedule
  • Work will primarily be done at the downtown Pew Campus with some flexibility for remote work.

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Posted: 3/15/23