APPLY NOW! Program Coordinator Intern with Celebrate Fairfax! Festival

Company Overview:

The 501(c)3 non-profit organization Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI) will be producing the 38th Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on June 7-9, 2019. This 3-day event is a hybrid of a large-scale music Festival and a traditional county fair held at the Fairfax County Government Center. Featuring 7 stages of entertainment, national headliners, a carnival, 200+ exhibitors/vendors, and a variety of interactive programs.

Position Description:

The Program Coordinator Intern will work alongside our Program Manager to plan and implement pre-Festival special events, and implement a variety of Festival programs at the 2019 Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. He/She MUST be available to work the entire weekend of the Festival with other staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Interns will learn and assist in the following areas, including, but not limited to –

  • Assist with the planning and implementation for special events pre/post Festival and on-site programs/contests. Assist with the creation of new activities for family-focused programing and VIP program enhancements.
  • Provide support with event supply inventorying and purchasing.
  • Help with the creation of the marketing campaign and monitor analytics to assess trends/ activity across social accounts.
  • Support staff with administrative duties as needed and help with general set-up/ take-down for each event.

About you:

  • You are creative and think outside-the-box when coming up with new ideas.
  • You excel working under pressure; you do whatever you need to get the work done.
  • Your time management skills are excellent: you establish priorities and organize a variety of projects simultaneously. You love working with a team to accomplish overall goals but you are able to work independently too.


  • Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student.
  • Able to provide own transportation and accommodations. MUST be able and willing to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • MUST be able to work during the Festival weekend, in its entirety! Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficient in Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is a plus.

Part-time hours (20-25 hours/week) beginning on or around January 22nd (the start of the school semester) through June 28th, 2019. Actual dates are negotiable.

Full-time hours (40 hours/week) beginning early to mid-May through June 28th.

Longer hours may be required during the period of event setup and during the event, June 3rd – June 10th.

Please note – that this internship position may be required to work the weekend prior to the event and long hours the week of, and during the event.

College Credit/Stipend:

The selected intern may receive credit as approved by college/university supervisor. An honorarium may be available, based on time commitment.

How to Apply & Questions:

Email resume and cover letter indicating where you learned of this opportunity to: by 01/25/2019.

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