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GOTRVT is seeking a 2024 Event Intern

Title of Position: 5K Intern
Reports to: 5K & Event Director, Executive Director
Location: Williston, VT
Hours: 10 hours per week minimum from February through June 15th, with the possibility of extending into the Summer and/or Fall semester

  • Attendance at GOTR 2024 5K events on Saturday, June 1st (in Essex Junction) and Saturday, June 8th (in Manchester) is strongly preferred (mileage will be reimbursed)

Girls on the Run Vermont is currently seeking an intern to support and advance its mission, goals, and objectives by supporting the events department. 

General Position Summary: 

Our spring 2024 intern will be involved in the coordination and execution of GOTR’s spring 5K events. The position will involve collaboration across all departments of the organization to ensure 5K objectives are met including those related to event logistics, programming, development and sponsorships, and administrative tasks. The intern will be expected to work independently on some projects and will work collaboratively with all organization staff in order to complete projects in a timely manner and execute successful, safe events.

Must be dynamic, spirited, and passionate about the value of youth development and wellness. An interest in event planning and a knack for logistics is a plus. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of Girls on the Run, our programs, and non-profit event planning.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Complete administrative tasks in support of the Events department

  • Manage general email account for event related inquiries and in particular, volunteer-related communications

  • Help manage 5K and volunteer registration database

  • Maintain inventory and collate items needed for GOTR 5K events

  • Other tasks as outlined by the Event Director

  • Assist with 5K volunteer coordination, outreach, and day-of management 

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for both 5K events

Core Competencies: 

  • Passion for Learning 

  • Communications and Influence 

  • Planning and Organizing 

  • Stewardship and Accountability 

  • Self-Management 

  • Adaptability and Flexibility 

  • Sense of Humor


  • Prior administrative and/or event planning experience is a plus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to efficiently navigate and utilize non-profit organizational software (Pinwheel)

  • Knowledge of youth development and physical activity programs is preferred

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal communications skills

  • Ability to work independently and navigate obstacles as they arise

  • Ability to stand for long periods and lift 30 lbs helpful but not required

GOTRVT is dedicated to ensuring that our staff and volunteers reflect the diverse and vibrant communities we work within. If this position feels like a good fit for you but you don’t meet all qualifications, please still apply.

A stipend may be available for the right candidate. Mileage will be reimbursed for internship-related travel. 

There may be an opportunity to extend the internship based on performance.

Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to Malachi Garff, 5K & Event Director at No resumes will be considered without a cover letter.




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