The Internship Event


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg


  • 8:00-8:30 - registration and continental breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 - professional networking (meet with the recruiters)
  • 9:45-11:30 - panel discussion with Q&A session
  • 11:30-12:00 - professional networking with recruiters and panelists



Students: Looking for your next internship?

Whether it’s to earn class credit or gain essential experience, our annual Internship Event brings together students, professionals and prospective employers for a unique networking and educational experience.

The Internship Event gives you the opportunity to engage with local professionals across the communications, marketing, public relations and media industries. Here, you will learn how to become the ideal internship candidate, helping to pave the way for your future career.

Participants have the opportunity to engage with professionals both one-on-one and through our Q&A panel session. During this time, you will hear from insightful experts, who will share advice and their unique career perspectives.

Whether you’re a first-year student or graduating senior, you’ve completed two internships or perhaps are looking to start your first; this is the event for you!

We look forward to seeing you on November 4, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons. Attendees will enjoy a light breakfast along with the opportunity to explore a variety of booths before entering the event.

register now!

Professionals: Want to help shape our industry's future talent?

Panelist Opportunities

The Internship Event is an annual event that brings together students, professionals and potential employers. The event is designed to prepare and educate students as they begin their professional careers, helping them to find and excel in internship positions.

The annual event has traditionally featured panels, comprised of professionals within the communications, marketing, public relations and media industries. This format allows students to not only learn from professionals within their desired industry, but have the opportunity to ask questions and form a dialogue with them.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg. The event will include a panel of six well-regarded experts who will share their unique thoughts and perspectives with students.  

How to become an Internship Event Panelist

Panelists must submit the form linked here by Friday, August 4.

We are in search of local professionals to participate as panelists for this event. Panelists will be chosen based on the following factors:

  • Individual’s ability to provide a unique perspective to students

  • Professional experience (specific industry, focus and years of experience) 

  • Volunteer / organizational involvement

  • Interactions with interns and students within their company or organization

The Internship planning committee, comprised of professionals from AAF Toledo, the Press Club of Toledo, PRSA Northwest Ohio, will make final panelist selections on Monday, August 21.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and corporations, the Internship Event is offered at no cost to students. We are currently seeking sponsors for this year’s event, with various packages available.

$1,500 presenting sponsor (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

  • Logo on sponsor banner and table tents
  • Logo on all digital promotional materials (social media posts, eblasts, etc.)
  • Energize attendees (sponsorship will cover cost of continental breakfast) – signage at breakfast station
  • Recruiter table


$800 event sponsor

  • Logo on sponsor banner and table tents
  • Logo on all digital promotional materials (social media posts, eblasts, etc.)
  • Recruiter table


$500 digital sponsor

  • Company name on all digital promotional materials (social media posts, eblasts, etc.)
  • Company name on sponsor banner
  • Recruiter table


$75 recruiter table

If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Internship Event, please contact Patty Schoepf at  Deadline to sponsor = 10/18/17

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AAF Toledo

7230 Sawmill Run
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419.866.4199
Fax: 419.868.3746

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide programs and social activities that further the professional development of members in the practice of their craft, and make contributions to the community through public service and educational programs.