DC Dialogues has a team of special events interns, the DC Dialogues Executive Board, who aid with planning, logistical, and technical support at public events and student workshops. These internships are intended to be educational and provide experience and skills to students considering a career in event management. Through this program, interns gain a better understanding of event facilitation and coordination in a non-profit setting. Below is a description of the essential functions of each position, however, other duties may be assigned. Interns will earn 20 Potomac Points for their leadership role.
Content Manager/Team Internship: The Content Manager will work to develop and curate the topics for DC Dialogues. He/she will work with students to analyze potential content for relevance, priority, student interest, community ties, and potential partnership organizations. They will collaborate with students and advisors to write the event description and to identify and invite potential speakers. This position requires creative thinkers and idea generators with interests in current events and policy related to politics, business, energy, journalism, activism, or the arts.
Operations Manager/Team Internship: The Operations Manager will organize and help execute the logistics for each dialogue. Once the Content Team has confirmed an event date and topic, he/she will work closely with the special events staff to develop the budget, run of show, and catering needs when applicable. He/she will also recruit and schedule student volunteers to help run DC Dialogue events. They will lend day-of event management support to the event staff, speakers, and partner organizations. This position seeks organized and efficient students capable of executing the ideas generated by the Content Team. Students interested in event planning, campaign management, or operations & logistics may be well suited for this position.
Communications Manager/Team Internship: The Communications Manager will plan and implement all communication and media plans for each dialogue. In collaboration with the Content and Operations Managers, he/she will develop and execute promotional campaigns, distribution of content, graphic design, website and blog content management, and social media presence. He/She will work to generate awareness of and interest in DC Dialogues both as a whole and for individual events. This position requires someone to enhance and amplify the ideas of the Dialogues team and to focus on outreach and expansion. Students interested in marketing, media, sales, event planning, and grassroots organization may be well suited for this position.
Technical Manager/Team Internship: The Technical Manager will work directly with the IT & Media Services Specialist and events team. They will participate in the planning and execution of technical needs prior, during, and after special event activities at NYU Washington D.C. This includes room set-up, sound checks, camera operation, soundboard monitoring, editing, and other tasks needed to insure the successful production of an event. A successful applicant will have basic knowledge of video and audio editing software, be proficient in Photoshop, willing to work flexible hours, and is willing to learn new skills.