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Event Management Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Event Management.

Why an Event Management Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Event Management within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Event Management internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As an Event Management intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including assisting with event planning, providing event support, contributing to creative event concepts, and more. Event Management remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

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Advantages of an Event Management Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Event Management work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Event Management 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Event Management Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Event Planning Internship with an International NGO

This NGO is a peace-building and leadership development organization headquartered in New York City. It was founded in 1993. As its main program, the organization brings youth and educators from areas of conflict to its camp in Maine.

Intern tasks may include:
– Conducting research for prospective meeting location/sites/venues, including meeting and exhibit space, lodging, food and beverages, telecommunications, audio-visual requirements, transportation, security, and any other event necessities
– Assisting with management/tracking/documentation of event communications and in updating events through a detailed calendar
– Maintaining and updating timelines, and participating in some negotiations
– Researching and summarizing marketing and advertising opportunities to promote the assigned event(s)

Research and Event Planning Internship with a Community Organization NGO

This is a non-profit, non-government, membership-based, community organization working to promote the aims and ideals of the United Nations and seek support for the UN and its programs and agencies. They play a critical role in connecting Australians with the United Nations and educating the community on key international and local environmental, human rights, and social justice issues. The purpose of the organization is to inform, inspire, and engage Australians to create a safer, fairer, more sustainable world.

Intern tasks may include:
– Working with the Human Rights Pillar team help plan a summit
– Collecting and compiling information from organizations that work on Human Rights agenda
– Recording and reporting on the SGD targets to collectively measure the impact and identify gaps
– Assisting with the planning and development of events for Human Rights Day in December
– The current plan is to deliver a TEdX style event that gives voice to all the groups that are having an impact on the HR
– Assisting the team in identifying a theme, finding speakers, partner organizations, and program development

Wedding Cakes and Events Management Internship with Wedding Cake Designer

This cake designer, creates one of a kind, custom designed tiered wedding cakes in Florence for weddings in Tuscany and throughout Italy. They have been recognized as the best in Tuscany. They are a trained chef who teaches cooking classes using seasonal, heirloom organic ingredients that their family grows at their olive grove near Florence, Italy. With more than 21,000 hours of dedicated cake decorating experience, they were named the Top Wedding Cake Designer in Tuscany by The Tuscan Magazine.

Intern tasks may include:
– Helping with timing and needs for the wedding cakes and deliveries with the planners, caterers and florists
– Working out delivery schedules and putting supply kits together
– Setting up for tastings
– Organizing the clients orders and correspondence

Event Planning Internship with Wedding Showcases

Wedding dreams come alive at this organization with lavish florals, live wedding entertainment, elegantly decorated reception tables, stunning fashion previews, decadent table décor, and wedding sweets for sampling. No matter what your wedding fantasies include; a traditional storybook wedding, an intimate island getaway– or anything in between, this company is your ultimate bridal resource. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the best in weddings, including Photographers, Videographers, Wedding Entertainers, Beauty Experts, Bakeries, Invitation and Favor Creators, Celebrity Wedding Planners, Venues, Travel & Honeymoon Experts, Health & Fitness Gurus, and more.

Intern tasks may include:
– Contributing to research and partnership ideas for events and shows
– Supporting the Public Relations team with posting to social media accounts and planning projects
– Assisting with show production
– Communicating with clients
– Assisting with lead generation
– Communicating with vendors

Marketing and Communications Internship for Civic Minded Non-Profit

At the intersection of art and social change, this organization is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists working on projects which address issues of social justice, civic engagement, and community building.

Intern tasks may include:

– Working alongside the team, curators and artists, on logistical planning and execution of the organization’s city-wide arts and dialogue festival
– Assisting the festival’s Project Manager behind-the-scenes with pre and post-festival arts administration needs to include: communications, artist contracts and payment fulfillment, exhibition installation, on-site problem solving, and all other areas related to proper project management and event-related logistics management for the festival
– Assisting with arts programmatic development, and implementation of said arts-focused programming, for their two week Intensive program featuring curated international and national artists of a selected media

Event Planning Internship with a Beer Hall

This organization started in August 2016 as a “beach culture” Americana Beer Hall. The co-founders found inspiration through their eight years living in the United States from 2007 to 2015. They traveled throughout the US to visit breweries, beer halls, beer gardens, and brewpubs in order to collect ideas and materials. In 2015, they returned to their native Barcelona, and in 2016 they accomplished their dream by transforming a textile factory from the 18th century into Barcelona’s first Beer Hall. Their mission is to become a reference for Americans living in the city as well as English-speaking tourists and foreign residents, and to open up the doors for locals to experience an authentic American Beer Hall.

Intern tasks may include:
– Planning summer events (4th of July, etc.)
– Brainstorming new ideas that will make events unique
– Promoting specific events towards American university students and all Americans in the city
– Organizing and coordinating events, ensuring they run well from start to finish

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Optional Credit Available
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Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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