Employment Opportunities

Intern, Meetings

Organization: American Forest & Paper Association
Office: Washington, DC

Intern, Meetings

Explore a career in meetings and event planning with a trade association supporting businesses in advancing a sustainable, thriving paper and wood products industry. This is a great opportunity to work alongside skilled professionals who oversee and manage major conferences and meetings. This internship will provide meaningful work experience and a glimpse into how American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) supports an industry and promotes its sustainability initiatives.

Work with our fast-paced team to gain direct experience in association meeting planning by:

  • Assisting with planning and preparation for 3-5 events ranging in size from 25-300 attendees
  • Serving as main registrar for 300-person conference
  • Attending weekly and biweekly cross-departmental team planning meetings for the association’s two fall conferences
  • Helping to prepare team meeting agendas and updating task lists
  • Acting as liaison with hotels and monitor room blocks for several small fall committee meetings
  • Assisting Senior Planner with review of conference banquet orders

AF&PA's internships are intended to:

  • Provide valuable work experience in areas of interest and study
  • Allow individuals to learn about the essential and sustainable work of the forest products industry
  • Provide exposure to the various disciplines within AF&PA, the public policy world and the industry
  • Expose interns to professionals in their field of study and other disciplines

About Us:

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) values diverse backgrounds and capabilities and invites all talented individuals to apply to be part of our team and support our culture and mission. We encourage the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas and different perspectives to reach our goals and we support work/life balance.

AF&PA serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative —Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states.

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