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Development and Marketing - Events Internship

Get valuable work experience in the charitable non-profit world of animal welfare through the Humane Society of West Michigan's Development and Marketing - Events Internship!

We're looking for motivated individuals that care deeply about making a positive impact in the West Michigan area. Do you fit that description and the qualification requirements below? Do you find the below list of responsibilities something you're interested in and capable of? Then we look forward to hearing from you!

Qualification Requirements

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Events Management, Non-Profit Management, Business Management, or a similar field
  • High attention to detail proven through accuracy
  • Ability to utilize the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Product Suite
  • Well-developed writing and editing skills
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Able to interact and communicate positively and reasonably with co-workers, volunteers, and donors
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible hours, working occasional nights and weekends as needed


  • Assist with Paws, Claws & Corks event planning efforts including:
  • - Contacting existing and prospective sponsors
  • - Solicitation of in-kind goods and services
  • - Recruitment of participants and advertising
  • - Assist with organizing logistics for the event
  • - Pick up auction items from sponsors and partners
  • - Crafting auction item descriptions
  • - Must be able to assist with set up, event implementation, and tear down at Paws, Claws & Corks on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and Marketing and/or Events Coordinator to meet the needs of the organization

Work Environment

HSWM Expectations of Employees
  • Treat animals, staff, and volunteers humanely, with compassion, both on and off the job, and transmits these values to others
  • Adhere to all state and local laws regarding personally owned animals
  • Provide accurate information and courteous service to the public at all times
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Adhere to HSWM Culture Commitment
Work Environment
  • May be exposed to unpleasant noises, odor and animal feces
  • May be exposed to bites, scratches, and zoonotic diseases
Physical Demands                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Work requires lifting and carrying items & animals that weigh up to 40 pounds. Will be assisted by other staff members with items & animals weighing over 40 pounds
  • Will be required to walk or stand for extended periods of time. Will frequently work in a bent position

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified, and may change at the discretion of the incumbent’s supervisor.

 Check with your school's Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting the hiring offer to determine if this position satisfies the criteria for receiving academic credit.