DC Dialogues has a team of special events interns, the DC Dialogues Executive Board, who aid with planning, logistical, and technical support at public events and student workshops via Zoom webinars. These internships are intended to be educational and provide experience and skills to students considering a career in event management. Through this program, interns gain a better understanding of event facilitation and coordination in a non-profit setting. Below is a description of the essential functions of each position, however, other duties may be assigned. Interns will earn 20 Potomac Points for their leadership role.
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Communications Manager/Team Internship
The Communications Manager will plan and implement all communication and media plans for each dialogue. In collaboration with the Content and Operations Managers, this student will develop and execute promotional campaigns, distribution of content, graphic design, website and blog content management, and social media presence. This student will work to generate awareness of and interest in DC Dialogues both as a whole and for individual events. This position requires someone to enhance and amplify the ideas of the Dialogues team and to focus on outreach and expansion. Students interested in marketing, media, sales, event planning, and grassroots organization may be well suited for this position.
Content Manager/Team Internship
The Content Manager will work to develop and curate the topics for DC Dialogues. This student will work with other students in the NYU DC community to analyze potential content for relevance, priority, student interest, community ties, and potential partnership organizations. They will collaborate with others to write the event description and to identify and invite potential speakers. This position requires creative thinkers and idea generators with interests in current events and policy related to politics, business, energy, journalism, activism, or the arts.
Operations Manager/Team Internship
The Operations Manager will organize and help execute the logistics for each dialogue. Once the Content Team has confirmed an event date and topic, this student will work closely with the events staff to develop the run of show, Zoom "green room" setup, and slide timings as application. This student will also recruit and schedule student volunteers to help run DC Dialogue Zoom webinars. They will lend day-of Zoom management support to the event staff, speakers, and partner organizations. This position seeks organized and efficient students capable of executing the ideas generated by the Content Team. Students interested in event planning, campaign management, or operations & logistics may be well suited for this position.
Technical Manager/Team Internship
The Technical Manager will work directly with the IT & Media Services Specialist and events team. They will participate in the planning and execution of technical needs prior, during, and after Zoom webinar events. This includes Zoom sound checks, background checks, closed captioning coordination, video editing, and other tasks needed to insure the successful production of an event. A successful applicant will have basic knowledge of video and audio editing software, be proficient in Photoshop, willing to work flexible hours, and is willing to learn new skills.
DC Dialogues is seeking student volunteers to work with the events team in various capacities, such as live tweeting during Zoom webinars and providing event and speaker introductions, among other duties. Students who volunteer will work with the DC Dialogues student managers in each of their focus areas, and/or across focus areas, to plan and execute dialogues. Students who decide to volunteer can dedicate as much, or as little time, as long as they help to fulfill the needs of the program. Volunteers will be able to earn Potomacs to put toward excursion activities.
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Submit a Proposal
DC Dialogues is first and foremost about students. All programs rely heavily on students’ interests. Whether you’re curious about local politics, education reform, green business, or the refugee crisis, DC Dialogues encourages you to submit Dialogue ideas to the DC Dialogues Executive Board. Submit a proposal on the DC Dialogues Proposal Submission Google Form.