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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 have 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, Associate Event Coordinator

“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, Event Coordinator Assistant

Paragon Events has opportunities for the following internships:

Interns accepted into the program will learn the in’s and out’s 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/venues, create proposals and RFP’s, create and manage timelines and agendas, build online registrations and manage databases. A highlight of other touch points include: A/V selection, speaker contracting, room diagrams, transportation management, budgeting, event marketing and other general office work. At the halfway point of the internship, interns 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 you have learned in a real life scenario. Please note, this is not a full list of projects/tasks but rather a sample of what you will learn during your internship. All intern-produced materials may be added to your professional resume and portfolio unless otherwise specified due to client confidentiality.

Interns accepted into the program will learn how to effectively market a company, a service and events 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/re-occurring 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, create a marketing budget, and build timelines/calendars. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to and develop content for social media and email campaigns, press releases, blog articles and award submissions. Additionally, you will perform industry and client research, analysis and reporting which are all critical tools to executing a successful campaign regardless of the medium.

Superior writing skills and strong creative ability to offer new ideas and produce original material are a must for the marketing internship.

Please note, this is not a full list of projects/tasks but rather a sample of what you will learn during your internship. All intern-produced materials may be added to your professional resume and portfolio unless otherwise specified due to client confidentiality.

Interns accepted into the program will learn all aspects of managing an association including membership management, financial practices, education and event management, and general business practices.

Interns will assist with development and execution of member recruitment and retention plans, volunteer management, event registration and reporting, marketing, finance and budgeting, and overall business management strategies. 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 outreach. You will contribute content for association marketing calendars, as well as support onsite registration and meeting activities.

Please note, this is not a full list of projects/tasks but rather a sample of what you will learn during your internship. All intern-produced materials may be added to your professional resume and portfolio unless otherwise specified due to client confidentiality.

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, budgeting and forecasting, financial software and financial best practices. You will also learn proper tax and business procedures.

Interns may also touch upon corporate renewals/annual filings, 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 organization.

Please note, this is not a full list of projects/tasks but rather a sample of what you will learn during your internship. Due to the nature of this internship and client confidentiality, you will not be able to include any work produced in a portfolio but you may note any intern produced work on your professional resume.

Apply Today

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.