Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

November 23, 2015

Become a Special Events Procurement Intern with SIFF

Public service opportunity: Special Events Procurement Intern


Position title:

Special Events Procurement Intern


Name of organization:





Position description:

The Special Events Procurement Intern assists the Development Department in procuring donations for  Opening Night Red Carpet VIP Gift Bags distributed on Thursday, May 19, 2016 kicking off the 42nd Annual Seattle International Film Festival; the intern provides event support prior to and for the duration of SIFF 2016.



  • Responsible for community outreach engaging with local business to obtain in-kind production donations using a various means of communication including:
    • Email Correspondence
    • Cold Calling
    • In-person meetings
  • Record and track partner lead information
  • Assist Special Events Manager with event contracts, logistics, and database management
  • Provide overall organization of gift bag item inventory
  • Foster positive donor relationships through follow-up and new partner recruitment
  • Provide onsite leadership in assembling and distributing 500 gift bags
  • Assist with volunteer management
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Interact with community members, business managers, and owners in the greater Seattler region
  • Gain experience in non-profit development, project management, and volunteer management
  • Opportunity to work behind the scenes and experience the largest film festival in the country
  • Flexible internship structure: opportunity for flexible hours (part-time or full-time), and/or a tailored plan within the guidelines to meet requirements of your academic program
  • Class credit fulfillment
  • Valuable fundraising work experience
  • See great films!



  • January 11, 2016 – June 22, 2016


Time commitment:

TBD – Flexible


Skill requirements:


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in Non-Profit Arts Development
  • Strong computer software skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel, Word, and databases
  • Ability to take initiative, show good judgement, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Strong attention to detail, effective communication skils and a flexible attitude
  • Experience in and keen sense of Customer Service industry
  • Current enrollment or degree in a relavent field or equivalent work experience
  • Availaiblity to work SIFF 2016 May 19 – June 12, 2016


Start date:

January 11, 2016


End date:

June 22, 2016



Seattle, WA


How to apply:

Please email your resume and a cover letter to indicating Special Events Procurement Intern in the subject line.


Supervisor contact info:

Special Events Manager