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Events Intern

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Participate Learning - Chapel Hill, NC


Love What You Do and Why You Do It! 
Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through global education programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. We offer purpose-driven, challenging work in a collaborative environment, a flexible and open culture.
What You’ll Do:
The Events Department Intern will report to the Manager and will support events to welcome our new Ambassador Teachers and any other task relevant to supporting our international teachers.  We are looking for interns who are passionate about organizing events and keen to learn about the international education arena and J-1 cultural exchange programs while gaining hands-on experience in a fast-paced business environment. 

  • Assist full-time staff with day-to-day operations and event planning
  • Assist with on-site, fast paced events including arrival orientation, fall orientation, the staff summit to list a few
  • Assist with hotel arrivals and directing Ambassador Teachers to transportation
  • Set materials and rooms for events during teacher orientation including session setup, meals, networking events, and the last night party
  • Assist with drafting surveys and collecting and analyzing responses
  • Help to review proposed venues for future events
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Must be able to lift boxes up to 20lbs

Hours: 40 hours/week with some weeks requiring overtime hours, evenings and weekend shifts

Location: Chapel Hill office and Durham venues for teacher orientations (including two weeks in Washington DC) 


Experience You Bring:

  • Pursuing or recently completed Bachelor's degree in Business, Hospitality, Education, or related field preferred
  • Previous experience with event planning or setup
  • Bilingual is a plus, but not required

About You

  • Passionate about learning and welcoming people from all over the world, learning about their culture and sharing your own culture and experiences.
  • An active listener and an effective communicator.
  • Flexible with your time and energy and willing to expand beyond the day-to-day expectations of your work. (And the company reciprocates with flexibility!)
  • Believe global education is for everyone!
  • Eager to work in an organized and efficient way to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow directions in a face-paced environment. 

What You’ll Love About Us: 

Participate Learning is a B Corporation headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, that partners with K-12 schools and districts to provide cultural exchange teachers, global education, and language immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin. As part of our B Corp commitment, one of the essential measures of the success of our business is the positive impact we make on our employees. Our work inspires everyone to be change agents, bringing more empathy and connection to the world.

Due to the nature of our work with teachers and schools, COVID-19 vaccine/booster is a requirement for new hires, however, the company will consider accommodations for disability and religious reasons.