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Fall 2019 - Public Affairs & Special Events Internship

Special Events | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Fall Intern for the Public Affairs & Special Events team. This internship will run until December 23rd, 2019.

The Fall intern will assist with daily operations supporting the Public Affairs & Special Events department in organizing small & large-scale events, Sesame Street character appearances, and domestic character “walkaround” appearances. We are continually coordinating regularly scheduled calendar events and speaking engagements, while also planning for new initiatives and event requests.


Some tasks will include:

• Research national event sites, vendors, hotels, and services as needed for different types of corporate events

• Maintain and file department/event assets (agendas, research, production schedules, budgets, travel, etc.)

• Attend and assist with events, Sesame Street Muppet and walkaround appearances whenever possible

• Coordinate event shipments of props, costumes, production supplies, etc.

• Photocopying, faxing, mailings, and answering the phones

• Traffic invoices, contracts and talent payments 

• Create expense reports, coordinate speaker/event binders and briefing documents 

• Walkarounds (WA): review and approve incoming requests, coordinate travel for handler and WA talent, secure handlers and performers, coordinate shipping of costumes and manage budgets

Qualifications/Technical Skills:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

• Experience with Microsoft Outlook is a plus

Basic Requirements

• Must be pursuing a degree

• Must be an undergraduate Junior/Senior or a graduate student

• Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

• Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Session: Fall (August - December)

Hours per Week: 30-35  

Wage/Salary: $15 hourly

You will need to provide a resume and cover letter which outlines your goals for an internship. Hours are flexible and depend on the student’s class schedule, course requirements (if applicable), and availability.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sesame Workshop is Drug‐Free Workplace in an effort to safeguard workplace health, safety, and productivity.

At the Employer’s discretion, employment is contingent upon passing a post offer background check. Fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

About Sesame Workshop 

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at

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