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Event Planner & Communication Intern, Houston

October 31, 2017
Communications

The French Culture Festival (FCF) celebrates French language and francophone cultures throughout the month of March in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Its major event is a free kick-off concert featuring French and local bands which will launch the festivities, to be held on March 9th at Discovery Green in Downtown Houston.

The Event Planner & Communication Intern will assist the staff of the Cultural Service in planning the concert and creating communication material and social media content to promote the French Cultures Festival throughout the states of Texas, Okahoma and Arkansas.

Main Tasks
Communication 
- Create and regularly update the official 2018 French Cultures Festival Calendar
- Send a press releases to the local media
- Write and post content for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy website and Facebook page. This will include:
     o Creating and implementing an editorial calendar for messages to be communicated through the websites or social media
     o Creating appealing graphics to illustrate articles and posts
     o Researching new ideas for creating content. 
     o Monitoring social platforms and respond to requests/comments

Event planning
- Prepare required documents and material for the food vendors, musicians, concert venue, and/or volunteers
- Coordinate the team of volunteers the day of the event
- Assist in day-to-day operations
- Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements
General Skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, good communication
skills in French
- Ability to communicate information clearly, concisely and professionally
- Flexible, reliable and able to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong attention to detail
- Outstanding organization
- Creativity
- Provide inspiration and constructive feedback
- Good knowledge of the Houston area
Computer Skills
- Proficiency with managing a Facebook page
- Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, Word)

Duration:  2 months – January 15 to March 15, 2018 (15 hours/week) 

Compensation: Unpaid internship

Organization: Cultural Services of the French Embassy - The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston promotes French-American cooperation in the arts, literature, cinema, French language, and higher education in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas by bringing artists, authors, educational and university programs.

Location: Consulate General of France in Houston, 777 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77056

How to apply: The internship is open to full-time students enrolled in an American university, holding a legal document (citizenship, green card, work permit, specific visa) authorizing them to carry out an internship at the French Embassy of the United States. To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume (in English) by e-mail, before November 19th , 2017, with the subject line "Internship Application - French Cultures Festival" to Amandine Castillo, Cultural Service Coordinator at amandine.castillo@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or socioeconomic status.