As an Elegant Affairs in intern, you will learn the ins and outs of wedding and event planning beginning with meeting with potential clients through the planning process until the completion of the event. Interns will research and prep for client meetings, put together inspiration boards, meet with new and existing vendors to create and strengthen relationships and prep for weddings and events. Another facet of the internship includes promoting Elegant Affairs to new and potential clients and vendors utilizing social networks.
This is an UNPAID internship. This internship is located in Washington state (we are located in Puyallup, 45 minutes south of Seattle) and you must provide your own transportation as we drive A LOT to and from meetings and events. You must be available Friday-Sundays for our events throughout our wedding season and must to be at least 18 years of age. This position does have the ability to grow into something more depending on performance.
What the internship is:
... An invaluable look at the hard work that really goes into an event
... A great opportunity to learn from an award winning wedding planner
... Climbing, hanging, folding, arranging, setting up, fixing, running, rearranging anything and everything
What the internship isn't:
... like anything you've seen in the movies (ie. The Wedding Planner)
... Permanent (internship will span early spring + summer/fall)
... Full-time (about 10-20 hours per week when we have events)
We definitely have more to chat about if you are:
... calm in the face of adversity
... fun, funny (we like to laugh...a lot)
... a good negotiator
... pumped to do physical labor (in heels or super cute flats)
... comfortable getting dirty (yes, we often find ourselves crawling on the floor)
... willing to learn lots of new skills (sewing anyone?)
... knowledgeable about colors, flowers, fabric, décor, etc.
... have a good fashion sense (of course we have to look good)
... able to visualize and be creative without being directed
... keep up with the latest trends
... well organized
Here's what we want:
...Cover Letter, which includes why you want to intern for Elegant Affairs and your goals for this internship.
... A WEDDING Inspiration Board (Theme: Romantic Bohemian). Make it fun, interesting and not something I've seen a thousand times. The only rule? Your inspiration board needs to include a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, color swatch, bouquet and décor elements. Your inspiration board must be in the form or a jpeg or PDF file.
How to Apply: Send your Resume, Cover Letter and your Inspiration Board to firstname.lastname@example.org . No phone calls please.
Deadline: February 1, 2016