Apply To Be A Special Events Intern

Date posted: February 4, 2021

Join our development team as a special events intern this summer!

“From the moment I walked in on my first day, I felt an overarching sense of belongingness. Stepping Stones creates a welcoming environment that enables all employees to thrive and expand their skills. Superiors foster and encourage creative thinking and collaboration on all levels. I could not have asked for a better first internship experience.”
Adrianna Henderson, 2020 Summer Intern

“Working at Stepping Stones was an extraordinary experience. I was able to expand upon many skills including Microsoft, communication, and problem-solving. I always felt heard and that my input was valued. I was apart of most decision-making conversations and received tasks that enabled my growth as a thinker and worker. 

Interning at Stepping Stones cultivated an empowering collaborative space where all team members are able to freely bounce ideas off one another. These discussions aided in my growth as a team member as well as a thinker because it challenged me to think outside of the box. 

Stepping Stones is an exciting place to work because every day is different. Whether it be building connections, enhancing skills, or learning new ones you are constantly growing. The skills you learn interning for Stepping Stones are ones you will carry with you throughout your entire career.”

Special Events/Development Department Intern (Paid)

Title: 2021 Paid Summer Internship
Reports To: Special Events Manager
Location: Intern will be headquartered at our Terrace Park Campus (621 Wooster Pike, 45174)
Hourly Rate: $12-13/hour
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See below for the full job description:

Agency Services:

Stepping Stones started in 1963 as Greater Cincinnati’s first summer camp for children with disabilities. The United Way partner agency continues to offer an acclaimed summer day camp and residential camps for children and adults with mild to severe disabilities and has year-round programs including adult day programs, overnight respite, alternative education for students with severe autism and Saturday clubs for children and young adults with disabilities. Stepping Stones has a tradition of filling gaps in service needs for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, etc.

Programs are at four sites-Given Campus in Indian Hill, Allyn Campus in Batavia, UCP Campus in Norwood and Parkcrest Campus in Western Hills. The intern is headquartered at an administration building in Terrace Park with the Development team.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Intern will assist in the planning, promotion and execution of two events:
    • The Golf Classic on Monday, June 7, 2021. The Golf Classic hosts 180-200 players at O’Bannon Golf Course in Loveland. Event includes sponsorships, auction, raffle, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Intern will assist with event logistics, planning and execution as well as volunteer recruitment and other duties as assigned.
    • Second event and intern’s key job is to assist with the agency’s premiere fundraiser on Saturday, September 11, 2021Bloom for Stepping Stones—a $150-per-person evening garden party with auction, dinner-by-the-bite and dancing. In a typical year, this event draws 450 guests and nets nearly $300,000 for the agency. The intern will help with event planning, publicity, auction, food solicitation, and record keeping, working closely with the Special Events Manager and high-profile committee members.

This internship is serious work but also lots of fun surrounded by a vibrant team!  Please note that your attendance at the Golf Classic and Bloom are both required events for the internship.

Required skills/training:

  • Phone and writing skills
  • Valid driver’s license & car
  • Should be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic comfort level around children and adults with disabilities
  • Ability to use a digital camera
  • Ability to use your own laptop

Internship Period/Preferred hours:

  • Mid/late May to mid-September
  • Hours and days of the week are very flexible, mostly daytime hours
  • Roughly 200-250 total hours
  • Must attend June 7 and September 11 events
  • Happy to be as flexible as possible with summer vacations within reason and with advance notice
  • More hours/days around events

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