Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is looking to add an Events Intern to our Corporate Events team starting January 2018.
The ideal candidate will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Events division as well as support during local events. We are looking for a career driven individual that is ultimately looking for a full-time job in events. This internship is a great way to gain experience in a fast-paced business environment and gain exposure planning and executing both large and small scale corporate events.
This is a non-paid internship and can be credit based with a time commitment of 20 hours a week. AIA will also provide a monthly transportation stipend of $250.
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is a trade association that represents more than 300 aerospace & defense companies. The corporate events team is responsible for the planning and execution of a variety of meetings such as executive-level corporate meetings for over 200 CEOs of Fortune 500 defense companies worldwide, air shows, committee meetings, etc.
Assist with pre-event logistics such as hotel rooming lists, meeting registration, shipping, etc.
Research promotion vendors, hotels, and transportation companies for each event
Assist with Cvent (event registration platform) and CrowdCompass (mobile event app)
Support in the coordination of event materials, including invitations, event programs, nametags, table assignments, signage, etc.
Develop post-event evaluations and surveys
Maintain event supplies inventory, work with vendors to order new supplies
Assist with administrative duties in office and any other duties assigned to meet business needs
Support the onsite events team at local events
College senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Events, Hospitality, or related field
Availability to work up to 20 hours per week Monday-Friday (any combination of days)
Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to multi-task effectively
Must be enthusiastic, deadline-driven and detail-oriented
Ability to drive or commute to AIA’s office in Rosslyn, VA
This is a Spring semester internship with the option of being extended depending on business needs and individual preference
Additional Salary Information: Unpaid internship, monthly travel stipend provided of $250 per month
The Aerospace Industries Association, founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing the nation's major aerospace and defense manufacturers.
Based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors that meets twice a year and consists of senior representatives (generally chief executive officers) of member companies, and an Executive... Committee that meets more frequently. A hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of the country's major aerospace companies. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and AIA provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange views and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to the aerospace industry.
Today, more than 100 major aerospace and defense companies are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry from commercial aviation and avionics, to manned and unmanned defense systems, to space technologies and satellite communications.
In addition, the association has more than 175 associate member companies, all of which are leading aerospace and defense suppliers.
Marion C. Blakey is the association's chief executive officer and president. The association concentrates on issues covering civil aviation, space and national security. The National Security Division includes a number of functional areas including defense budget and policy; workforce, industrial base, international affairs, technical operations, and the Team America Rocketry Challenge, a contest for middle and high school students. Acquisition Policy is the focal point for many initiatives associated with federal government acquisition reform activities. Acquisition Policy functional areas also include coordination of industry environmental and safety matters and activities for the supply chain through the Supplier Management Council.
AIA member company representatives sit on various councils and committees in these areas and, supported by AIA staff, formulate industry positions on specific issues for approval by the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors.
In addition the association has offices for Administration, Communications, Legislative Affairs, and Membership Services. Legislative Affairs coordinates legislative advocacy activities on AIA's issues and Membership Services coordinates AIA's relationship with current and prospective members. Communications is the focal point for news media contacts and publishes a monthly newsletter and quarterly Executive Report on the full range of issues handled by the association. Communications also houses the Aerospace Research Center, which publishes a statistical yearbook, Facts & Figures.