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Groups and Special Events Intern

Department: Marketing
Locations: Post Hospital Administration Office, Mackinac Island, with frequent travel to Mackinaw City
Start Date/ End Date: 12 consecutive weeks
Pay Rate: $2,000 stipend upon successful completion of internship; Free Housing

Scope of Duties:
The Groups and Special Events Intern position will assist visitors at all of the historic sites within Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP). Duties will include meeting scheduled motor-coach groups and providing them an overview of the specific site, assisting other staff at evening programs, weddings, and other special events hosted by MSHP. Based on the individual’s interests and skills, the intern will also have opportunities to participate in all facets of the Marketing Section. May also have other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Group Travel and Special Events Coordinator.

1. Greeting and providing an orientation for adult and student groups at all MSHP sites.
2. Guiding groups from MSHP Visitor Centers to the next scheduled interpretive activity acquainting quests with various visitor services.
3. Acquire knowledge of MSHP sites, locations, programs, and special events to provide guests with the best information and to market MSHP.
4. Assisting with various special functions including MSHP evening events, weddings, and fund raising events.
5. Acquire knowledge of MSHP’s membership organization, Mackinac Associates, to assist in member acquisition and member events.
6. Always acting in an engaging and professional manner while engaging the various guests of this organization.

Internship Location and General Information:
The workstation for this position is the Post Hospital Administration office on Mackinac Island. This position may be assigned duties at other MSHP sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City as park needs dictate. The work schedule may vary according to park needs and may include occasional weekend and evening work. Generally this is a 32-hour per week internship working Monday through Friday.

Length of Internship: 
This is a 12 week internship that must start in early May. The end date can be adjusted.

Housing and Stipend: 
MSHP will offer free housing to the selected individuals in return for 32 hours per week of internship duties. Housing is dormitory-style with kitchen facilities available. A $2,000 stipend will be awarded upon successful completion of the internship.

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Questions or cannot apply online?
Please contact:

P.O. Box 873
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231-436-4100 x111