Rebuilding lives. Together.

Events Manager (Intern, Unpaid)

What is Duet?

Duet is an online philanthropic platform that enables donors to provide meaningful aid to vulnerable families in a more dignified, efficient, and personal way. Families request the exact items they need to rebuild their lives, and donors pay for those items on their behalf. We currently provide support to refugee families in Greece, and are actively expanding to COVID-19 relief in LA as well.

Who is Duet?

We are a group of 7 USC students and recent graduates who are building Duet out of the Innovation in Engineering Design for Global Challenges class. We have been operating since March 2019. Since then, we have facilitated over $40,000 in donations and built a donor community of over 350 members.

Duet has been featured in Viterbi News and Marshall News.

Duet is currently registered as a nonprofit, and is pending 501(c)(3) status.

The Role

Duet is looking for a self-motivated and collaborative Events Manager to help expand its reach and create engaging campaigns and events across multiple sectors. The primary responsibilities of this role will be the identification, planning, execution, and reporting of mutually beneficial partnerships with companies and institutions that cater to the Duet community. We seek a highly-motivated individual who can step into the role with initiative, ownership, and organization and has a proven track record of producing successful events. You will be a creative thought leader within Duet and will play a central role in bringing more awareness to an agile nonprofit organization that is serious about using technology for social good.

The expected time commitment is about 10-15 hours per week for 12 weeks.

You will:

  • Plan, execute, and manage engaging events to maximize new partnership opportunities between Duet and community members, public agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations with attention to financial and time constraints
  • Develop strategies to enhance our existing partnership program while also proactively managing future project and event timelines
  • Work cross-functionally with the design and marketing team for event branding and product messaging 
  • Support team by communicating with them to provide the assets they need efficiently


This position might be a great fit if:

  • Degree or coursework in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications
  • Experience as an event coordinator leading both virtual and in person events from small to large.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and effectively able to manage resources
  • Strong sense of ownership and initiative to complete what is needed and to anticipate future needs
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills with excellent multi-tasking ability in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to collaborate

Bonus Points:

  • Social media management skills

Why Duet?

Duet offers an opportunity to improve real lives, solve hard problems, and to make the world a smaller, friendlier place. You will gain firsthand experience growing an organization through the power of partnerships, while being a part of a supportive and engaged team of fellow changemakers who are determined to grow this into a sustainable long-term venture. (We are planning to start fundraising in earnest over the coming months, or as soon as we have our 501(c)(3) certification).

Assuming all goes well, there is also the possibility of extending this internship into a permanent position past Fall 2020. Join us in rebuilding lives, together.

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Apply now!