INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Alliance Française de Denver offers several unpaid internships throughout the year for local college students (preferably bilingual). We are unable to provide any form of visa for international interns at this time. Our internships sessions are four month in durration and the dates are as follows:
  Fall Session:  September 2019 through December  2019
Winter/Spring Session:  January 2020 through April 2020
Summer Session:  May 2020 through August 2020


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL TERM INTERNSHIPS

Application Deadline: August 30th, 2019 5:00pm MST



Interested in interning at the Alliance Française de Denver (AFD), the Center for All Things French in the Rocky Mountain Region? Since 1897, the Alliance Française de Denver has been a thriving French language school, resource center, and Francophone cultural center.


The AFD is the local independent branch of the nonprofit Alliance Française worldwide network. Its mission is to increase awareness of and interest in French language and Francophone cultures within our local community. It offers a variety of cultural and social events and quality courses with an emphasis on conversational French.


AFD Interns are eligible to enroll in and audit one (1) French class during their time as an intern, so long as it does not disrupt their office hours. We can work with you to provide college credit and meet your school’s requirements.

Marketing & Events Internship

Available during all sessions.
Description:
The Marketing & Events Intern is responsible for providing support through a variety of work including event planning, promotional materials, community outreach. The Marketing & Events Intern will report to the Marketing and Development Coordinator and will be supervised by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff to plan, promote, and host cultural events (includes researching and booking venues and vendors).
  • Creating and disseminating press materials about AFD and its activities.
  • Social media management; including event listings, daily posts and assisting with ad campaigns.
  • Develop event programming for guests, including families and children.


Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with standard social media platforms.
  • Prior event planning and/or marketing experience.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and remain organized.
  • Creative and energetic self-starter, able to take initiative, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person, in writing, and over the phone.
  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience or coursework in communications, journalism, hospitality or PR.
  • Available 10-15 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible, but must fall within business hours of 9 am–6 pm. Interns are required to volunteer at AFD events outside of business hours twice a month, these events will count towards the intern’s weekly hours.
  • French language skills and knowledge of French and/or Francophone cultures.

Reports to:
Marketing and Development Coordinator

Graphic Design Internship

Available during all sessions.

Description:
The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for providing support through a variety of work including promotional materials, social media management, digital content and photography projects as assigned. The Graphic Design Intern will report to the Marketing and Development Coordinator and will be supervised by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of marketing materials such as digital ads and graphics, pamphlets and brochures.
  • Creation of promotion materials such as event flyers, social media banners and website graphics.
  • Assist with social media management.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge and experience with design software (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.).
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and remain organized.
  • Creative and energetic self-starter, able to take initiative, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of design principles and basic understanding of marketing principles.
  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience or coursework in graphic design, photography, marketing, PR or communications.
  • Available 10-15 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible, but must fall within business hours of 9 am–6 pm. Interns are required to volunteer at AFD events outside of business hours twice a month, these events will count towards the intern’s weekly hours.
  • French language skills and knowledge of French and/or Francophone cultures.

Reports to:
Marketing and Development Coordinator

Special Events Internship

Only Available in Spring and Summer Terms

Description:
The Special Events Intern is responsible for providing support and assistance to AFD Staff in planning, organizing, and executing our annual Fete de la Musique and Bastille Day Celebration. The Special Events Intern will report to and be supervised by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Event Planning
  • Venue research
  • Assist booking and coordinating food and beverage providers.
  • Research and contact musicians and entertainers.
  • Developing activities for guests, including families and children.
  • Researching and recruiting sponsors, creating sponsorship packages.


Requirements:

  • Prior event planning and/or marketing experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person, in writing, and over the phone.
  • French language skills and knowledge of French and/or Francophone cultures is a plus.
  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience or coursework in  cultural event planning, marketing, public relations, or communications.
  • Available 10-15 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible, but must fall within business hours of 9 am–6 pm. Some hours may fall outside business hours and the intern is expected to be present.

Reports to:
Executive Director 

Development Internship

 Available during all sessions.

Description:
The Development Intern is responsible for providing support through a variety of work including community outreach, relationship management, and business development. The Development Intern will report to the Marketing and Development Coordinator and will be supervised by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the member benefits program, Amis Français which includes site visits, phone and e-mail communications, and researching new business partners.
  • Research and reach out to new media outlets and contacts.
  • Community outreach to businesses, culture and arts organizations, French/Francophone organizations, and more.
  • Research and recruit event sponsors and corporate sponsorships.
  • Assist in developing event sponsorship offerings and member benefit offerings.

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person, in writing, and over the phone.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and remain organized.
  • Creative and energetic self-starter, able to take initiative, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience or coursework in community relations/PR, finance, non-profit management or hospitality.
  • Available 10-15 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible, but must fall within business hours of 9 am–6 pm. Interns are required to volunteer at AFD events outside of business hours twice a month, these events will count towards the intern’s weekly hours.
  • French language skills and knowledge of French and/or Francophone cultures.

Reports to:
Marketing and Development Coordinator

Education Internship


Available during all terms
Description:
The Education Intern is responsible for providing support through lesson planning, curriculum research and student acquisition. The Education Intern reports directly to the Learning Programs Coordinator and is supervised by the Education Coordinator.
Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and improving curricula.

  • Proof-reading and improving existing education documentation.

  • Research and creation of French language exercises and Francophone activities.

  • Expansion of French language reference database for teachers.




Requirements:

  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and remain organized.
  • Creative and energetic self-starter, able to take initiative, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • B1 (Intermediate) for undergraduate minimum, B2 (Upper Intermediate) or higher for graduate students
  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience or coursework in linguistics, didactic, pedagogy or French/ Francophone literature.
  • Basic computer skills, G Suite, Office 365, specifically with Word and OneNote.
  • Available 10-15 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible, but must fall within business hours of 9 am–6 pm. Some hours may fall outside business hours and the intern is expected to be present.

Reports to:
Learning Programs Manager


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL TERM INTERNSHIPS
Application Deadline: August 30th, 2019 5:00pm MST
E-mail a cover letter and your resume to afd@afdenver.org. Please include the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject line. 


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