GEMA Las Vegas Summer 2012 Internship

GEMA Las Vegas is currently in its seed year.  “GEMA” is the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance.  From Founded in 2002, The Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance (GEMA) aims to elevate Georgetown’s profile in the entertainment and media community, by strengthening the ties between the University and its alumni and by developing relevant programs and resources for both alumni and current Georgetown students. Comprised of alumni, students, parents and friends affiliated with the media and entertainment industry, GEMA has grown to over 2,000 members representing a diversity of specialties including film, television, theater, publishing, music, sports, journalism, public relations and many other fields in media and entertainment.

I’ve decided to create a 3-month internship program for two Georgetown University students interested in coming to Las Vegas for the summer to work hands-on in the live entertainment industry as part of GEMA Las Vegas.

GEMA Las VegasI wish that something like this had existed several years ago when I was at Georgetown, so I think it’s only right to create the opportunity for currents students now.  I want to give back to the institution that has given so much to me.

Duties will be a mix of front-line tickets sales and distribution, and backend marketing / promoting.

The candidate is expected to be at least 21 years of age by the start of the internship on May 21, 2012.

Interns will be expected to work 40 hrs a week, spread over a 6-day show schedule.  Rough schedule (subject to change) will be 2 flexible hours of business work during the day, 4 set hours/night to work Jeff’s show from 5-9PM.

Housing is provided, and interns will be given a stipend for other living expenses.

Purpose – The purpose of this internship is to provide an opportunity otherwise unavailable to Georgetown students interested in the business of live entertainment.  The ideal candidate is a student who is interested in exploring how many different facets of the live entertainment industry– event planning, show marketing, ticket distribution, marketing, branding, promoting, etc.

Duties and responsibilities will range across a broad spectrum, including:

-Ticket sales

-Ticket distribution

-Show setup / breakdown

-Merchandise sales

-Show promoting – Ticket brokers on the Strip, locations off-Strip

-Basic technical work – sound and lights

-Social media marketing

-Video work – filming / editing / posting

-Administration work – building database

*Every effort will be made to accommodate student’s desires within this range of options.

Necessary Skills and Attributes

People Skills – People skills are essential to this internship.  Students will be interacting with the public every day.  They need to be upbeat, outgoing, and positive individuals.

Reasoning Ability – The ability to solve problems is essential to any job.  Students will be required to think on their feet and handle customer service issues as they arise.

Work / life balance – Las Vegas offers a unique set of challenges to any newcomer.  This internship is supposed to be fun, but will be a lot of work as well.  Students will be required to maintain strict distinctions between work and play.  Reckless behavior will not be tolerated.

Internship Program Application Information

To apply, please gather all of the following materials and send at one time to

1. Contact information (name, cell phone, email)

2. Transcript

3. Resume

4. Answer the following questions:

Why do you want to do this internship?  What are you hoping to gain from the experience?

What are your best qualities for excelling with this internship?

How will this work experience help you to achieve future work related goals?

4. Two letters of recommendation

To submit your application, please all materials to

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions, with applications reviewed upon receipt.  It is expected that both positions will be filled by April 1, 2012.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in this GEMA Las Vegas opportunity, please forward this along!  Thank you.