Irish Fair in Minnesota Looking for Interns

Published on: April 9, 2013

Filled Under: Jobs and Internships

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irish poster for summer internshipIrish Fair of MN is looking for 6-8 interns with experience with or strong interest in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Entertainment
  • Social Media
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Event planning
  • Volunteer coordinating

The Irish Fair of Minnesota Internship Program provides an excellent
opportunity for hands-on experience at one of the most family friendly
events in the Twin Cities, one of the most authentic Irish festivals
nationwide and an amazingly great time by the nearly 100,000 people
who attended last year’s festival. Irish Fair is looking for several
interns interested in enhancing their education experience in the
areas of communications, marketing, event planning, project
management, and journalism.

Possible responsibilities include planning events in addition to the
Fair, working with local businesses and neighborhoods, developing
marketing pieces, staff support, information management, and
VIP/Sponsor relationships. Interns will not only see a large event
from the planning stages to completion, but also develop
professionalism, management and communication skills.

Preferred Skills
Project management skills
Effective organization, communication and time management skills
Flexibility and the willingness to work hours necessary to get the job done
Personable, detail oriented, able to adapt to a fast paced, sometimes
stressful environment
Needs to be a team player and independent problem solver
Self-motivated and driven to expand upon the intern role to better
meet the needs of the organization
Able to work under general supervision and to exercise independent judgment
Solid computer skills, use of Excel is a must

Time Commitment
Intern would be required to work: days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Approximately 15-25 hours per week, May 27th through Mid-August. We
will be accepting applications through May 5th.

Intern positions are unpaid. However, the experiences with Irish Fair
of Minnesota will provide opportunities to network, build a portfolio
and gain valuable professional skills.

Application Process
Eligible participants must be at least 18 years of age. Preference
will be given to those possessing strong communication, marketing and
organizational skills. The candidate need not be from a non-profit
background. To apply, send resume, cover letter (cover letter should
include work and education experience, availability and desired
outcomes) and three references to:

Irish Fair of Minnesota – Internship 2013
Attn: Colleen Healy
836 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

or e-mail:, subject line: INTERNSHIP 2013
Colleen Healy
Executive Director
Irish Fair of MN
836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
office: 651.645.0221

Posted by Carie Statz, DCTC Marketing and Sales Instructor

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