NHBWA Internship Available

The NHBWA Special Events Intern (Orange County) will have the opportunity to gain experience in event management and fundraising in a professional work environment during a 6-week internship. Reporting to the NHBWA Internship Manager, the Special Events Intern is responsible for tasks directly related to the 2013 NHBWA Annual Awards Dinner and supporting NHBWA’s Special Events Team. The Special Events Intern will assist with such areas as auction outreach and preparation, corporate research, event management, marketing/promotion of events, gift bag solicitation, administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned including meeting fundraising goals for the events.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Work with the Special Events Team to identify, solicit and secure auction and gift bag items in order to meet the Annual Awards goals.

  • Coordinate inputting and cataloguing of silent auction for bidsheet preparation.

  • Liaise with donors on any information related to their donation and/or NHBWA Annual Awards

  • Maintain current information and submit updates for Annual Awards web pages.

  • Research community organizations, media outlets, and corporate partners in local cities for potential partnerships.

  • Work with our Director to promote and market the events.

  • Aid in the coordination of event logistics, vendor management, etc.

  • Administrative duties as assigned.


  • Interest in fundraising, events, media, and Latina issues

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Willingness and ability to work well with others

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and web browsing (PC and MAC experience a plus)

  • Polished written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Latina community

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must be able and willing to pick up 20 lbs

PLEASE NOTE: All NHBWA interns are required to be students attending an institution with courses leading to a degree, certificate or diploma, such as college or graduate school. Interns must have graduated from high school. Internships are 8-20 hours/week during the school year and 15-20 hours/week during the summer. Internships must be completed during regular office hours, 8:30  a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with occasional evening or weekend hours required for certain internships. Please indicate hours of availability and date available to start in the cover letter.

COMPENSATION:   Unpaid Volunteer
LOCATION:  2024 N. Broadway STE 100, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Other Notes:

  • NHBWA does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to interested parties.

  • NHBWA is a business casual dress environment.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by NHBWA interns.

  • Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.

  • This internship  description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this internship are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Selections are made as the applicant pool allows and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send the following items to belinda@nationalhbwa.com:
1. A cover letter outlining your interest and experience specific to this position, as well as the date you’re available to start.
2. A current resume including expected graduation date.

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