Internship BRAVO Leadership Forums at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas in Miami
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Location: Miami Deadline: unknown Period: 3-month commitment: Summer internship (May–August), Fall internship (August–December), Spring internship (January–May)
Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seeks a student intern for the Miami office to focus on the organization’s BRAVO Leadership Forums. The internship provides an opportunity for highly motivated college students seeking experience in international business/relations. Through both large scale and private conferences/programs, the BRAVO Leadership Forums promote business and policy issues within the hemisphere. The student intern will assist with forums and meetings to promote economic and social development in the region and gain exposure to Latin America’s private and public sector, as well as the South Florida business community.
Americas Society (AS) Is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Council of the Americas (COA) Is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.
Assist in researching and identifying topics of interest, companies, and individuals for AS/COA’s BRAVO Leadership Forums, which consist of the annual Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, CFO Forums, and CEO Roundtables
Provide support to build the audience for events including outreach to invitees, keeping databases organized and up-to-date, and researching prospect delegates
Assist the sales and marketing department in researching for new leads, potential sponsors, and partners, connecting with prospect companies to extend or begin a business relationship with our programs including sponsorships and ticket sales, attending programs, and partnerships
Provide support in working with major sponsors and partners to ensure successful implementation of all deliverables around their participation with AS/COA
Coordinate the invitation of speakers and subsequent follow up and confirmation
Provide logistical support and assist with outreach for public/private programs and conferences
Edit documents, including agendas, marketing materials, and press releases
At least 2 years of college or university
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish (Portuguese is a plus)
Good communication skills on the phone and sales driven personality to be able to also research, confirm delegates to programs and other duties; must be detail oriented
Ability to prioritize on work projects
A team player with excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills
Have an interest/knowledge of regional policy and economic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
Excellent opportunity for students pursuing public relations, international relations, business, communications/marketing or journalism degrees
Students must be able to receive university credit for this internship. You must receive approval from your professor, university, or head of school department confirming you can receive credit for this internship.
Minimum 20 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment. Summer internship (May–August), Fall internship (August–December), Spring internship (January–May).
Flexibility to cover programs that take place early morning or evening.