GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Internships of Excellence
Paragon Events is proud to offer internship opportunities to qualified Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate students seeking a challenging and rewarding internship that provides substantial, real-world experience in the meetings, association and hospitality industries.
Our program is high-paced and designed to present the needs that would be requested of you as a working event planner, accountant, marketing, or association management professional. We entrust our interns with sizable projects, reputable accounts and fulfilling activities, as they ultimately become an extension of our company. Interns are encouraged to ask questions, attend industry meetings and events, and make the most of their experience at Paragon Events.
We are thrilled to be named an Internship of Excellence, having accepted students from University of Miami, Brown University, and the University of Florida to name a few.
Hear first-hand from a few recent graduates who hace completed an internship with Paragon Events!
“My internship experience at Paragon Events was an amazing learning experience of corporate events and association management. My 3 month internship was very hands on with learning the ins and outs of an event and helping out the team with event prep for the corporate events, SEFAA, and MPI.” – Talisa Brooks
“Deciding to take an internship with Paragon Events following my graduation from FAU was one of the best decisions I could have made. I had completed internships in the past, but none were as beneficial or informative as the one at Paragon. This internship was not your stereotypical make copies and get coffee kind of internship. It was the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business, to apply that newly attained knowledge to hands-on tasks, and to fully support the staff and management with the real-time events being planned and executed. I always knew that I had interest in the events industry, but through my internship, I truly discovered my passion and the career path I was destined for. I am beyond grateful for my internship experience with Paragon Events, where it has led me, and where it will continue to lead me in the future.” – Alicia Crupi
Paragon Events has opportunities for the following internships:
Interns accepted into the program will learn the ins and outs of planning an event from Pre-Event to Post-Event. Interns will be required to think on their feet, exhibit time management and organization skills as well as meet deadlines. Our event management interns are taught how to research hotels, create proposals and RFP’s, create and manage timelines and agendas, build online registrations and manage databases. A few additional tasks will include: A/V selection, speaker contracting, room diagrams, transportation contracting, budgeting, event marketing and other general office work. At the halfway point of the internship, students will begin to plan their own incentive trip from start to finish with assistance as needed. This is a great item to add to a personal portfolio and helps to implement what students have learned in a real life scenario. Please note, this is not a full list of projects/tasks but a sample of what you will learn during your internship.
Interns accepted into the program will learn how to effectively market a company, a service and an event through digital and print campaigns and initiatives. Interns will assist with promotion of Paragon Events in order to enhance the brand, drive awareness, and generate new/reoccurring clients. Interns will also learn event marketing skills using a variety of strategies and techniques. As a Marketing intern, you will learn to write a Marketing Plan, set a marketing budget and timeline, have the opportunity to contribute and develop content for social media, email marketing, press releases blog articles and award submissions and perform industry and client research and analysis and web site analytics. Superior writing skills and strong creative ability to offer new ideas and produce original material are a must for the marketing internship.
All intern-produced materials may be added to your professional resume and portfolio.
Interns accepted into the program will learn all aspects of managing an association including development and execution of member recruitment, management and retention plans, board and committee tasks and responsibilities, event registration and reporting, marketing, and association meeting planning. You will assist with meeting coordination including preparation of meeting materials, agendas, reports and presentations. You will conduct industry research and analyze membership data and contribute to membership programs and membership outreach. You will contribute content for association marketing calendars and support onsite registration and meeting activities. All intern-produced materials may be added to your professional resume and portfolio.
Interns accepted into the program will learn a great deal about real world accounting. You will learn about accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliations, client jobs, postings, invoices, learn proper tax and general business procedures. Interns will also touch upon corporate renewals, tax exemption forms and general business reports (depending on the time of year.) This is a fast-paced position that requires attention to detail and a high level of organization.
To begin, please download our Internship Application form. Upon completion, please fill out the below fields and attach the form, along with any other supporting documentation. Only those that fill out the form in its entirety will be considered as eligible candidates. If you have any questions, please contact our office.