INFORMATION: Annual Conference Internship

 

FFMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP/INTERNSHIP

PURPOSE

To provide a student who is interested in the public assembly facility management industry profession and/or a related field an opportunity to learn more about the profession and industry; and to provide the chance to network with practitioners within the field to learn of internship and job opportunities in the State of Florida.

AWARD

Recipient will receive $500 following the end of the Annual Meeting to offset his/her expenses. In addition the recipient’s Annual Meeting registration fee will be waived; however, the recipient will be required to pay for any extra curricular activities (e.g., spa, golf, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY

Open to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university or college within the State of Florida (or to a student who is a resident of Florida and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university or college in a state other than Florida) with a major in event, facility or sport management, arts administration, hospitality, tourism and/or a field related to the public assembly industry.
A student who has graduated within three months prior to FFMA’s Annual Meeting would be eligible as well as a student who lacks the aforementioned academic background, but has demonstrated an interest through significant volunteer and/or work experience in the field.
Recipient may receive this scholarship/internship only once.

REQUIREMENTS/CRITERIA

If a student is a resident of the state of Florida and attends a university or college in a state other than Florida the student must provide a copy of his/her state of Florida driver’s license to the Scholarship Chair along with the application.
During the conference, the recipient will be a key part of the conference planning team with responsibilities including but not limited to:
  1. Registration – checking in attendees, providing credentials and materials, answering questions
  2. Coordinating and placing sponsor signage at sessions and events
  3. Collect, store and sort giveaways for closing event
  4. Set up hospitality suite each night and monitor supplies while suite is open
  5. Other duties as assigned
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due on or before April 21, 2017.

Complete the application online and it will automatically be sent to the Scholarship Committee. If you choose to print and mail, send to:
Jim Fee
University of South Florida Athletics
4202 East Fowler Ave
ATH100
Tampa, FL 33620
fee@usf.edu