Location: Bransford, Worcester - West Midlands
Job Sector: Events
Period: 1 - 3 months
Remote Internship: Yes
Languages: English (Default)
Description: Green & Away is seeking an intern to help coordinate event bookings, assist with event management and take care of delegates during their stay. You will take a leading role in liaising with event organisers before and during the event while you are site and you will be the main point of contact for event organisers for the duration of their time at Green & Away.Responsibilities will involve liaising with volunteers, guests and the kitchen in the run-up to and during events and assisting the Event Manager to see to a well-run event. You will work closely and share duties with the Hospitality and Office departments to lead teams of volunteers to ensure that event attendees have the best possible experience of Green & Away and gain direct experience of managing events with upwards of 200 attendees. You will also take the lead on organising events such as our annual Open Day, to showcase Green & Away to our local community and nearby groups, businesses and organisations. This placement will offer you practical experience in events management, sustainable tourism, and customer service and will suit an organised, confident individual, who enjoys taking initiative, multi-tasking and problem solving.Successful applicants for the internship programme will work well as part of a team as well as independently, enjoy taking on new challenges and responsibility and have an interest in sustainability, charity work, ecotourism, and outdoor living. You will gain considerable management experience and learn about the challenges involved in sustainable living and environmental education. Green & Away is an entirely volunteer-run organisation and as an educational charity, teaching our interns has been an integral part of our work for over ten years. All interns are expected to stay on site throughout the season and are provided with 3 vegetarian meals a day and a space to pitch your own tent. There will be regular days off and some opportunities for off-site group activities, for example canoeing or visiting like minded eco-businesses, during quieter periods of the season. Applications should consist of a CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you would like to be an intern with Green & Away, which internship you are applying for, which aspects of our work particularly appeal to you, and what you would bring to the role. You are welcome to apply for a placement in more than one department.Interviews will be conducted via Skype/video conferencing on a rolling basis with selections being made in May, so apply as early as you can. Qualifications - Qualifications not essential.