The Nebraska Water Center (NWC) and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) are seeking a student intern to help assist with high-profile events, including the 2021 Water for Food virtual event and 2022 NWC Spring Seminar Series. The month-long virtual event will be held throughout October featuring both on-demand and live webinars, as well as in-person components. The seminar series, which also doubles as a one-credit UNL course, runs from January to April 2022 and include seven in- person seminars. Both events are intended to showcase NU’s leadership in water and agricultural sciences.
About the internship:
The position will liason between center and institute staff and external partners involved with the events, including participants, speakers, students, volunteers, student organizations and production staff to elevate the professionalism and impact of each event. Duties include event planning, marketing, promotion, execution and archiving, and follow up with speakers and participants. Examples of work may include booking and corresponding with speakers, covering events via social media and presenting to undergraduates on how to get involved in water for food topics. This position will work directly with the NWC PR & Engagement Coordinator and DWFI Director of Communications and Public Relations. Weekly hours for the position will range from 5-20.
About the candidate:
The successful candidate must be detail oriented, sociable (will interact with a variety of staff and stakeholders), have excellent computer skills (Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel) and be dependable and punctual. Candidates with an interest in water and agriculture and previous experience with communications/event coordination will be prioritized. Other desired skills are experience with promotion via social media platforms, excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
The Water for Food Institute is located on Nebraska Innovation Campus. Student must have a student permit to park on campus or utilize the campus bus or bicycle system.
Please send your resume and a brief letter of interest addressed to Jesse Starita, Public Relations & Engagement Coordinator, Nebraska Water Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations & Engagement Coordinator 2021 Transformation Drive, Suite 3220 Nebraska Innovation Campus 402-472-5317