DTSF Internships

2019 DTSF Special Event Internship

Position: The DTSF Special Event Intern will work directly with DTSF staff to assist in planning, logistics and execution of DTSF annual events. Earn course credit if desired, build your resume and secure powerful references while gaining hands-on experience. This is an excellent introductory position in the field of event planning offering a flexible schedule, with a minimum of 15-20 hours per week & four-month commitment.

Organization: Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. (DTSF) is a non-profit corporation committed to continually upgrading and enhancing the vitality of downtown by providing excitement, activity and a positive image within the community through promotions, design, economic development and public relations.


  • Event attendance including set-up/tear down
  • Weekly operation of Moonlight Movies event (every Saturday evening)
  • Contact vendors to move event logistics forward
  • Work with committees and/or key volunteers
  • Attend planning committee meetings
  • Manage databases/mailing lists
  • Distribute event collateral
  • Establish logistics for events
  • Manage event calendars
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Needed:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and short deadlines
  • Organization and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to lift 30-40 pounds

Job Qualifications:

  • Students or graduates majoring in business management, marketing, communications, public relations, event planning or similar degree with the ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Driver’s license and vehicle

Start Date: Approximately May 20, 2019

Application Deadline: April 12, 2019

Application Instructions: Submit the following application materials to Steven Dahlmeier, steven@dtsf.com. No phone calls please. For information on Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. please visit www.dtsf.com.

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • 3 references