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Event Intern, Aspen Digital

Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $18 - 20 / hour


Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.

Aspen Digital

Aspen Digital is a nonpartisan technology and information-focused organization that brings together thinkers and doers to uncover new ideas and spark policies, processes, and procedures that empower communities and strengthen democracy. This future-focused Aspen Institute program inspires collaboration among diverse voices from industry, government, and civil society to ensure our interconnected world is accessible, safe, and inclusive both online and off. Across its initiatives, Aspen Digital develops methods for elevating promising solutions and turning thought into networked impact. To learn more, visit


This Internship will start in July and end in early December, with some flexibility. The salary range for this position is $18 - 20/hour. The Event Intern will report to the Event Manager of Aspen Digital and will also engage regularly with the Event Associate and other members of the Aspen Digital team. The expectation is to work 30 - 40 hours a week, and in accordance with our Reimagining Work policy, the Event Intern should be willing to be in-person with colleagues a minimum of 40% of the time while having the flexibility to work remotely for the balance.


  • Research and liaise with event vendors, including caterers, restaurants, A/V providers, printers, and others.

  • Using pre-existing templates and working with Aspen Digital brand guidelines, make website updates and design signage, name tags, bio books, and other printed materials

  • Track participant and speaker registration and attendance information, including for lodging & travel purposes.

  • Support the creation of planning documents including runs of show, narrator scripts, staffing plans, and staff briefings.

  • Assist with general project management for Aspen Digital virtual programs.

  • Provide onsite staffing support at Aspen Digital events, as needed.


  • Must be enrolled in or recent graduate of an accredited college/university.
  • Demonstrated aptitude with operations work, creative problem-solving skills, and strong attention to detail.

  • Strong, demonstrable writing skills.

  • Excellent computer skills, specifically, expertise with: Microsoft Office and Google Workspace products.

  • Canva experience preferred.

  • Basic web editing experience preferred.


The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

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