Want a seriously awesome internship? Get an insider’s look at Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter and one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. This major 10- day Midwest festival is based in Grand Rapids and includes events throughout West Michigan. Created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the festival features stand-up, improv, showcases, and a variety of seriously funny stuff.

It’s an internship with a cause: all proceeds from LaughFest benefit the programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, a free community with a comprehensive program of education, structured sharing times, networking, lectures, workshops, and social activities designed to support emotional health.

 

Applicants, please email Résumé and Cover Letter to Ben Mepham, Volunteer Manager at bmepham@laughfestgr.org. No calls please.

 

Open Internship Opportunities

Marketing & Communications

Gilda’s LaughFest is seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern for the 2020 Festival. The Marketing & Communications Intern is responsible for assisting in the marketing, communication and branding efforts of LaughFest. The 10th Annual LaughFest will be held March 5-15, 2020.

This is an unpaid internship for approx. September 2019 – April 2020, up to 20 hours per week (higher hours during 10 days of the festival in March and reduced hours April 2020 for wrap up). Candidate must be able to complete the internship. Please note, part of the festival commonly falls within local colleges’ spring break time; intern must be present for the duration of the festival. Experience may count toward school credit.

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Sponsorship & Corporate Relations

Gilda’s LaughFest is seeking a Sponsorship & Corporate Relations Intern for the 2020 Festival. The Sponsorship & Corporate Relations Intern is responsible for assisting in and supporting the sponsorship, fundraising & revenue activities of LaughFest. The 10th Annual LaughFest will be held March 5-15, 2020.

This is an unpaid internship for approx. September 2019 – April 2020, up to 20 hours per week (higher hours during 10 days of the festival in March and reduced hours April 2020 for wrap up). Candidate must be able to complete the internship. Please note, part of the festival commonly falls within local colleges’ spring break time; intern must be present for the duration of the festival. Experience may count toward school credit.

Full Sponsorship & Corporate Relations Intern Description >

 

Volunteer Management

Gilda’s LaughFest is seeking a Volunteer Management Intern for the 2020 Festival. The Volunteer Management Intern is responsible for assisting with the recruitment, scheduling and training of and communications to LaughFest volunteers to help ensure their best-possible experience. The 10th Annual LaughFest will be held March 5-15, 2020.

This is an unpaid internship for approx. October/November 2019 – April 2020, up to 20 hours per week (higher hours during 10 days of the festival in March and reduced hours April 2020 for wrap up). Candidate must be able to complete the internship. Please note, part of the festival commonly falls within local colleges’ spring break time; intern must be present for the duration of the festival. Experience may count toward school credit.

Full Volunteer Management Intern Description >