Thank you for your interest in being a youth event intern at Lambert House! We have a set amount of paid internship positions dedicated to event organizing (at least 12 per year). Interns will be selected based on past participation at Lambert House, event planning related experiences and skills, ability to fulfill the time commitment of the internship, and other factors. Individuals not selected for paid internship positions are invited to volunteer to help with the event, and internship applications may be kept on file for future events that calendar year (must re-apply each year). Training for interns will be coordinated by a volunteer or staff supervisor and may consist of meetings, reading materials, research, or other steps needed to prepare for the internship.
Youth Event Intern Position Description
Position Purpose: To work on a team of Seattle-area LGBTQ youth to create a large social event for Seattle-area LGBTQ youth.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Attend and participate in weekly planning committee meetings
- Help promote the event online and offline
- Share in completion of event-related tasks, such as:
- Determine event theme
- Create a flyer
- Create decorations
- Shopping for decorations, supplies, and food (staff may do actual purchasing, or youth can be reimbursed for purchases)
- Communicate with DJ and other contracted entertainment staff
- Choosing and visiting event site
- Other tasks as needed per event
- Oversee and carry out day-of set-up and clean-up
- Recruit other youth to volunteer for the event either promoting in advance or day-of tasks (set-up, clean-up, etc.)
- Facilitate activities during the event
- Attend post-event meeting during the week after the event
- Turn in Internship paperwork (youth internship survey, and youth internship time-sheet) at the post-event meeting
Prospective interns should have experience with or interest in at least some of the following:
- Event promotion, including social media and flyer distribution
- Event planning
- Public speaking
- Making event flyers
- Working collaboratively on a team while also accomplishing tasks independently
- Interns typically put in a total of 25-35 hours per event over a 2-month period.
- During the event planning process: you must be available for weekly 1-hour planning meetings. Plan additional time outside of meetings, 1-4 hours a week, to accomplish tasks.
- Day of Event: up to 14 hours to set up, participate in, and take down event.
- Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
- Must be able to climb stairs
- Must be able to communicate with public
- Must be able to use a computer
- Successful completion of internship requirements is rewarded with a $150 stipend.
- Reimbursement for event-related expenses, which includes: materials, parking costs, food, and mileage.
This position is a great opportunity to build your resume and gain skills that you can transfer into other settings! You can ask adult volunteers and Lambert House staff for references and letters of recommendation that can help you get into college, grad school, or that job that you’ve always wanted.
Have questions? Send an email to our volunteer coordinator.