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Progress Michigan, an organization that works collaboratively with other progressive organizations to help advance and strengthen the progressive community in Michigan using press, Web-based media and grassroots organizing, is looking for an intern.
The organization will be hosting the fourth annual Michigan Summit on Saturday, June 12, and is looking for a dedicated intern to assist with the planning and organizing for this conference.
The Michigan Summit helps build a broader, more active, vocal and cohesive progressive coalition to shape policy at the state and local levels in 2010 and beyond. The 2010 conference will focus on Michigan reform issues such as equality, civil rights, state government revenue, education, environment and other initiatives that will dominate the public dialogue in 2010.
The Michigan Summit Intern will work directly with the Michigan Summit director and staff to coordinate, prepare and run this daylong conference.
Specific responsibilities include:
– Assisting with event logistics, including the registration process, technical support, speakers, panel breakouts and other activities typically associated with large conferences of more than 500 attendees.
– Assisting the Summit director with responsibilities relating to fundraising, such as maintaining spreadsheets, following up with donors and issuing invoices and thank you letters.
– Assisting the Summit director and staff with outreach to build attendance for the conference.
The intern will begin immediately and will work a flexible schedule of 10-15 hours per week. Academic credit is available. The desired candidate will have excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Michigan Summit 2010 Director Karen DeMott at firstname.lastname@example.org.