TED Partnerships Intern

New York, NY
Entry Level

New York, NY, United States 


The TED Partnerships team is a group of strategists, marketers, analysts, creatives, and producers devoted to supporting the mission of TED through revenue generating partnerships. Our partners include Marriott, Lexus, Google, Facebook, Dove, Target and many more--and our programs span not only events and conferences, but digital sponsorships, podcasts, and custom content created through our TED Ideas Studio. You can learn more about our offerings at https://www.tedpartnerships.com. 

We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented intern to work within our integrated marketing department. The candidate must be highly organized and able to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities. The internship will run ~30 hours a week starting in August through May. This is a great chance to put a variety of skills to the test and develop new ones along the way in areas such as partner relations, communications, research, project management, content creation, and more. 


  • Ideally available to work at least four days per week 
    • (Role is hybrid – based in TED’s New York City office with the ability to work remotely a few days a week) 
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and organized
  • Comfortable juggling multiple tasks and projects
  • Self-motivated with an ability to pivot quickly
  • Fluency working with Google applications: Docs, Gmail, Maps, Calendar
  • Ability to prioritize and manage their time effectively
  • Collaborates well in a high achieving group; unafraid to ask questions of team members 


  • Assisting the team in all aspects of campaign and partner relations throughout the pre-production, production, and post-production stages, including (but not limited to):
    • Researching existing TED content for ideas, quotes, and potential talent
    • Compiling guest lists for custom events and conferences 
    • Managing registration for our conference activations 
    • Vetting speaker applications for custom events 
    • Organizing and logging receipts, filling out expense reports 
    • Assisting with sending out necessary legal documents and disclaimers ​​​​​
  • Supporting the team in maintaining internal project management and communication:
    • Updating and maintaining projects’ status as they move through the different stages
    • Creating new processes to maintain consistency and transparency across projects and across our team 
    • Identifying areas of our workflow to optimize for increased efficiency
  • ​​​​​​​Helping the team report on successful partnerships and setting up our sales team with the tools they need for renewal conversations: 
    • Creating and posting content for our Partnerships team Twitter and LinkedIn accounts (inclusive of added value partner posts) 
    • Gathering assets and creating write ups for use in recap documents 


  • Ability to get an inside glimpse into the pre-sale and post-sale marketing process
  • Opportunity to work across our team and get a full view of all the different roles
  • Project management software training (using primarily Airtable) 
  • Feedback on personal communications – written and oral
  • This is a paid internship



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