Vienna, VA | Tyson County, VA

Volunteer Positions

Internship, unpaid

TysonsRegional™ Chamber of Commerce, Tysons, VA

The TysonsRegional™ Chamber of Commerce is a 450 + member organization comprised of businesses and community organizations of the Vienna/Tysons Corner region. For over 65 years, our chamber has been the area’s “Link to Opportunity”, and is a primary reason why Money magazine named our area the “4th Best Place to Live” in the United States.

Overview:
Interns will be introduced to non-profit organizational management and event planning by working closely with the Office Administrator/Event Planner of the chamber, as well as the President and Board of Directors. The internship offers an excellent opportunity to learn daily management and overall operations of a rapidly growing business association that is known as a guiding force in enhancing/furthering the economic prosperity of a critically important region/part of Fairfax County, VA - one of the top economic areas in the United States.

Skills and Knowledge: 

* Basic computer skills necessary, including competency in Microsoft Outlook, Word,
* Excel and internet research.
* Ability to learn trade - oriented database and email/newsletter software.
* Excellent verbal communication skills and a willingness to make phone calls or engage effectively with current and prospective members including political representatives.  First-rate spoken and written English proficiency is essential.
* Strong writing skills - press releases/event descriptions/newsletter article content.
* Detail oriented and strong organizational skills.
* Professional appearance and attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Manage compilation and distribution of  Chamber marketing materials.
* Assist in preparation of materials for Chamber events, and provide support with registration and set-up during events.
* Help in preparation of materials for Board and committee meetings
* Learn to update database of members and prospects
* Answer telephones, take messages, tend to and resolve information requests
* Assist with website management
* Support Chamber President with creating, proofreading and mailing correspondence.
* Learn to assist members, potential members, relocating residents and local businesses by providing written and oral communications requested regarding living and doing business in the Tysons region.
* Other duties as assigned
Special Projects: Opportunity to work with TRCC staff and Board members to develop and implement special projects in marketing, PR, social media, graphics, and other areas of special interest to interns.

Term: June through September/ September through January/ February thru mid June with possibility of extending if mutually beneficial.

Hours: 8 -20 hours per week during regular business hours Monday-Friday. Hours are flexible and may be mutually agreed upon by TRCC President and intern. Some evening and rare weekend events may be required.

Contact: Sharon Brown    

TysonsRegional™ Chamber of Commerce   703-281-1333



 

info@tysonschamber.org               


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