Job Posting for Massachusetts Public Health Association: Membership and Event Planning Intern

Title: Membership and Event Planning Intern

Organization: Massachusetts Public Health Association

Brief Summary of Position:

Background: The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the state’s leading voice for public health. As a statewide membership organization, we engage communities in advocacy to protect and improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents. Our focus is on preventing disease and injury.

Position description: The Membership and Event Planning Intern will report to the Events and Administrative Manager to support the execution of MPHA’s Annual Meeting and membership program. The intern will play a key role in data entry using Salesforce, as well as support the planning and execution of MPHA events.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist MPHA’s Development Director and Event and Administrative Manager with planning all aspects of the 2017 Annual Meeting which includes:

  • Taking a lead role in the management of the event and membership database.
  • Providing timely outreach to attendees, sponsors, donors, venue staff and vendors.
  • Participating in day-of-event duties which include manning the registration table and trouble-shooting issues with the Event Manager and the venue.
  • Creating promotional materials for the event.
  • Facilitating internet research, written, telephone and email communications.
  • Providing general administrative assistance and supporting other projects as needed.


  • Experience creating and editing documents using Microsoft Word and Publisher required.
  • Experience with communications in a professional environment and familiarity using Constant Contact or a similar email marketing system.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Salesforce or other database management experience preferred.
  • Interest in fundraising, event planning and execution, an interest in non-profit management and a commitment to social justice are all desired.
  • Minimum time commitment is one semester for 16 hours/week in person at the MPHA office: 14 Beacon St #706, Boston MA. Public Transportation is recommended.
  • Intern selected for this position must be available to attend the Annual Meeting, a full-day event that will take place in Worcester on a Friday in Late October or November.
  • Dependability is required.

Compensation: This is an unpaid position, with great learning and networking opportunities.

Areas where you will gain experience:

  • Event planning
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Membership management
  • Use of Salesforce

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples with “MPHA Membership and Event Planning Intern” in the subject line to Alexa Piacenza (  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with preference given to applications received by August 15th.

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