Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Special Events and Communications Internship
Duration: 2015 Fall semester (August – November)
Reports to Jamie Leiva, Events Coordinator
Payment = $10/hr
Now is your chance to be part of a growing special events team at a major Harvard Teaching
Hospital. Mass. Eye and Ear seeks a highly motivated, self-starting student who is energetic, a
team player, results-oriented and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. You
will provide support to Mass. Eye and Ear’s Development and Communications offices and gain
valuable skills and insights on event planning, marketing and fundraising.
You will have the opportunity to participate in organizing special events such as donor luncheons,
alumni events, golf tournaments and galas.
If you hesitate about working hard and working smart…this won’t be the experience for you!
A sense of humor is required.
Assist with planning and implementing of all special events, including donor luncheons, alumni
events, golf tournaments, and galas.
Assist with day-of-event volunteer recruitment and management (includes attending event)
Organize, design and prepare event materials and communications including newsletters,
email blasts, social media, phone calls, etc.
Assists with mailings, filing and other administrative tasks, as assigned.
Comply with all State, Federal, Local regulations and laws governing the performance of this
position within this department.
Employees must adhere to all Mass. Eye and Ear policies and procedures, attend annual
Inservice education, and emphasize the confidentiality of information, patient information and
Education and Experience
Position requires student to be going into his or her junior or senior year of college and have
course work and/or experience in one of more of the following areas: communications, event
planning, public relations, or nonprofit organizations.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be able to commit to a minimum of 18 hours
per week (work schedule flexible).
The ideal candidate for this position will be an outgoing, detail-oriented individual with the
ability to multi-task. Strong computer and phone skills are a must.
Basic design skills are desirable (knowledge of InDesign or other Adobe programs are a plus).
To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Additional materials such as work samples that show your talents (school projects, marketing plans, writing samples, etc.) are welcomed, but not required. Candidates of interest will be contacted for an interview.
About Mass. Eye and Ear
Mass. Eye and Ear is a specialty hospital providing unparalleled patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is also an international leader in research and teaching partner of Harvard Medical School.