Thrivent Financial University Recruiting - Event Planning Intern in Minneapolis, Minnesota


This position will work during the month of January for J-term and with the potential to work in the summer. Thrivent's intern program is designed to give interns meaningful work in specific functions, providing a deeper understanding of the processes of a Fortune 500 financial services organization. This internship offers interesting challenges, valuable experience, and an opportunity to get to know Thrivent Financial better. This 12 week program is a key piece of Thrivent’s entry level talent program to ensure a strong pipeline of new talent to meet the needs of the organization now and into the future. The Event Planning Intern will be crucial in the planning and execution of corporate events.

Job Description

Position Responsibilities

  • Administrative Support: creating name badges, table tents, packet assembly, etc.

  • Participate in internal planning meetings and communication with vendors

  • Pre-event site visits and inspections

  • Registration management using Cvent database

  • Food and beverage selection and oversight

  • Event communications

  • Coordination of mailings and shipping of materials

  • Post wrap-up details including event evaluations using SurveyMonkey

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as a flexible schedule with the possibility of occasional evening or weekend hours

Position Qualifications

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree in hospitality, communications, marketing or related field

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior with a track record of excellent academic performance (GPA 3.0+)

  • Event planners must have the ability to manage multiple tasks, under pressure, while remaining professional and in control

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required – strong/advanced Excel skills preferred including merges

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

Other Critical Factors

  • Ability to work in the United States for an indefinite period without sponsorship

  • Interns coming from greater than 50 miles from campus are eligible for subsidized housing

  • Ability to work during the month of January and full time in the summer

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians. Other Fortune-500 financial companies offer advice, but at Thrivent, we blend faith, finances and generosity to help our members have a healthy relationship with money—because we know that feeling like you have “enough” isn’t directly related to how much you have, it’s about how you use what you have. At Thrivent, we provide financial guidance by looking at money differently—seeing it as a tool; not a goal.

When you join our team, you’ll put your talents to work in amazing ways. You’ll create strategies that help others follow sound financial principles and connect their finances with their values.

You won’t just build your career; you’ll be part of a movement that’s focused on growing, innovating and serving.

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