Internships

Internship of Excellence

Paragon Events is proud to offer internship opportunities to qualified Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate students seeking both a challenging and rewarding internship that provides substantial, real-world experience.

Our program is high-paced and designed to present the needs that would be requested of you as a working event planner, accountant, marketing, or travel professional. We entrust our interns with sizable projects, reputable accounts and fulfilling activities, as they ultimately become an extension of our company. Interns are encouraged to ask questions, attend industry meetings and events, and make the most of their experience at Paragon Events.

We are thrilled to be named an Internship of Excellence, having accepted students from University of Miami, Brown University, and the University of Florida to name a few.

Experience what everyone has been talking about by filling out our Intern Application.

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Internship Opportunities

Please click below to view the full descriptions and responsibilities of each internship.

Event Management Internship

Interns accepted into the program will learn the in’s and out’s of planning an event from Pre-Event to Post-Event. Interns will be required to think on their feet, exhibit time management and organization skills as well as meet deadlines. Our interns are taught how to research hotels, create proposals and RFP’s, how to create and manage timelines and agendas, build online registrations and manage databases. A few additional tasks will include: A/V selection, speaker contracting, room diagrams, transportation contracting, budgeting and other general office work. At the halfway point of the internship, students will begin to plan their own incentive trip from start to finish with assistance as needed. This is a great item to add to a personal portfolio and helps to implement what students have learned in a real life scenario. Please keep in mind, this is NOT a full list of projects/tasks.

Accounting Internship

Interns accepted into the program will learn a great deal about real world accounting. They will handle multiple bank accounts, reconciliations, client jobs, postings, invoices and learn proper tax and general business procedures. Interns will also touch upon corporate renewals, tax exemption forms and general business reports (depending on the time of year.) You will be taught accounting for multiple companies, so this is a fast-paced position that requires attention to detail and a high level of organization.

Marketing Internship

Interns accepted into the program will learn how to effectively market a company and/or service through printed/digital campaigns and initiatives. Interns will assist with promotion of Paragon Events and its sister company, Cultural Explorations Cuba in order to enhance the brand, drive awareness, and generate new/reoccurring clients. All intern-produced materials may be added to your professional resume and portfolio.

 

As a Marketing intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience executing email marketing campaigns first-hand.
  • Contribute and develop content for company social media accounts.
  • Assist with writing and publishing press releases, blog articles, and award submissions.
  • Learn how to properly order and maintain company inventory items.
  • Organize and update database management systems.
  • Gather information on company news, industry trends, and prospective opportunities.
  • Take pictures and videos for company meeting and events.
  • Gain insight into client management strategies and best practices.
  • Participate in client meetings and brainstorming sessions.

Qualifications

  • Sophomore in college or higher
  • Superior writing skills (this is a heavy writing position!)
  • Strong creative ability to offer new ideas and produce original material
  • Self-sufficient with a willingness to learn
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Attention to detail and deadlines

Desired skills

  • Preferred degree track: Marketing, Communications and/or Public Relations
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress and/or Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, but not required
  • Understanding of how various social media platforms can be used to advance client initiatives
  • Ability to think “outside the box”

Travel Assistant Internship

Interns accepted into the program will learn how to effectively sell Cuba as a destination and manage a group of travelers from time of booking to trip departure. Interns will work directly with the Travel Manager and Marketing department to develop new strategies and selling approaches that creatively express our services and experiences.

 

As a Travel Assistant intern, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience the booking process to travel to Cuba from start to finish
  • Learn about the country’s history, landmarks, culture and people
  • Apply and develop customer service skills by answering phone and email inquires
  • Gather and organize the necessary documentation in order to travel to Cuba
  • Understand how to write a contract including important terms and conditions
  • Maintain the CRM database and help to research new or prospective leads
  • Conduct interviews with the Travel Manager to gain insight about Cuba experiences
  • Contribute content to Marketing such as social media posts and blog articles
  • Learn how to build and publish post-trip surveys and materials

Qualifications

  • Sophomore in college or higher
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-sufficient with a willingness to learn
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Attention to detail and deadlines

Desired skills

  • Preferred degree track: Business, International Relations, Hospitality or Communications
  • Eager to study and learn the travel industry, especially the intricacies of Cuba
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus, but not required