Currently, I am writing my Bachelor's thesis by doing an internship at a technical company in the Netherlands. As I am a student, I am also part of a non-profit student association which works with technical companies and gives them a way to reach international students.
Currently, the association is planning a networking event for companies and students and I am in charge of contacting companies to see if they would be interested in sponsoring the event and participating in it. I know that such an event would be interesting for my company, but I feel like I have a conflict of interest here. Additionally, I feel like offering my company to sponsor my study association is not appropriate since I am an intern and within my workplace it is not my job whatsoever to seek out partnerships.
Is it appropriate for me to pursue my company as a business contact in this case? If not, what would be the best course of action here?