Events and Communications Intern

POSTED: July 20, 2021
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Connect select Park companies with the surrounding community.
  • Work with Director of Talent to coordinate events and methods of engagement with select key partners.
  • Maintain a calendar for outreach events and working closely with community partners to plan and execute various outreach events.
  • Utilize tools and techniques to promote the Alliance Management/PRF brand, such as online social networking, traditional networking, etc.
  • Provide community resource assistance to targeted PRF internal staff and Park companies. 

Additional Responsibilities 


  • Serve as a brand ambassador for Alliance Management/Purdue Research Foundation throughout community, career fairs and networking events.
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of Alliance Management information and branding to raise awareness (i.e., brochures, pamphlets, social media) and provide materials to Park companies.
  • Work with Alliance Management team to create unique community events for Park companies throughout Greater Lafayette community.


  • Interface with a variety of external constituents to promote and market our relocation services.
  • As necessary, provide community tours, set up appointments on behalf of relocating employee and make introductions to key resources.

Dual Career Assistance

  • Work with Director of Talent to update Alliance Management website with relevant links and information.
  • Assist Director of Talent with client job search and share relevant job openings.


  • Provide opportunities for engagement with new and existing talent within Park company culture.
  • Create/maintain collateral materials for Alliance Management including website support.
  • Provide community resources to Park companies as needed (such as banking, housing and leisure interests).
  • Research, collect and maintain data via Craft/Salesforce/Purdue Digest.
  • Work with Director of Talent on additional projects as they arise.


  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms.
  • Creative in new technologies and platforms.
  • Event planning experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to keep information confidential required.
  • Must have the ability to stay organized, take the initiative to solve problems and handle multiple and varied tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Time management, scheduling other people and coordinating locations for events as well as vendors for events.


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Experience in marketing, events and familiarity with local community preferred.

This is a part-time (8-10 hours per week) position and the position pay is $14.00/hr. If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process:

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

This employer is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all employment-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

Purdue Research Foundation student and internship employment opportunities currently do not meet US immigration standards for students on F-1 student visas to pursue curricular practical training (CPT).

Purdue Research Foundation will not sponsor employment authorization for this position and is an off-campus employer.

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