Business Development Intern

Our network is growing rapidly and we are looking for highly entrepreneurial and motivated applicants for an internship support role for our Events Team. The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, and able to see opportunities in obstacles.


Interns should be able to commit 20 hours per week, although there is room for more flexible hours/duration and off-site opportunities. Interns would have the opportunity to attend all Prīvit events, network with some of the top professionals in Chicago, and be strongly considered for open full-time positions after graduation. To make the most of your internship, we encourage attendance at as many events as your schedule allows.



Event Planning & Execution Responsibilities:

  • Continue to build a database of venue contacts and information

  • Research appropriate venues for future Dinner Parties, Networking Events, Day Parties, Panel Discussions

  • Assist with event concept building and theme development

  • Attend and take notes at site visits

  • Order, distribute, and manage all event materials and execution items

  • Source, secure, and manage necessary staffing including 

  • Assist with the menu and drink customization for events

  • Assist with post-event recaps, data collection, and expense organization

  • Assist with all other event preparation, from inception to day-of execution to post-event wrap-up, including managing guest lists, bar tabs, moving event materials, and running the event on-site.



  • Effective organizational skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal and phone skills

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Google Drive, and Excel

  • Love of learning and pride in resourcefulness - if you don't know how to do something, you figure it out or you know whom to ask

  • Motivated and hardworking, interested in start-up culture (must be 21+ by the start of the internship period.



  • This internship is unpaid. However, here are a few perks that come with the internship.

  • Free entrance to all of our produced events

  • Access to one of Chicago's highest caliber professional networks

  • Ability to attend some of Chicago's most exciting events

  • First-hand learning experience into the world of event planning 

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