At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we're passionate about our mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS volunteers help carry out this mission in so many ways: supporting patients, family members, healthcare professionals, and our community, driving policy advocacy, participating in our campaigns, and helping LLS build much needed capacity.
Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community. The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Man & Woman of the Year.
Interns will work a minimum of 10 hours per week (fall and spring) and 20 hours (summer). Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall. Students must own a laptop and be able to arrange transportation to and from LLS office, events, etc. Some events may require the student to work nights or weekends when available.
Internships are not paid. Interns who seek college credit for their experience should work with LLS to meet criteria.
Additional Position Information
The purpose of this internship is to assist the "Man/Woman of the Year" and/or the "Student(s) of the Year" campaigns in marketing, communications, recruitment, and outreach efforts. The outcomes of this role serve our mission work.
Interns will work closely with the Man & Women of the Year and Students of the Year staff to develop a work plan that will benefit the campaign, and best utilize their knowledge and skills. Interns will help manage, but are not limited to the following tasks:
+ Assist with planning and execution of the MWOY/SOY workshop (February), Kick-off (March), Mid-Point (May)
+ Solicit area businesses for in-kind donations to help supplement silent auction needs (March - June)
+ Help manage silent auction in-take and assist with the online management of our mobile auction platform (May)
+ Manage MWOY/SOY volunteer recruitment, stewardship and communication (February - June)
+ Assist with MWOY/SOY Grand Finale logistics planning (February - June)
+ Solicit in-kind products and donations to minimize expenses
+ Assist with social media management through chapter and candidate social media accounts
+ Assist with print communications- i.e. brochures, postcards and letter mailings
+ Overall campaign support
Interns should be college students studying communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. Social Work and Human Services students will be accepted if they have an interest or knowledge in fundraising and marketing communications. Successful candidates will have the following qualities and skills:
+ Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
+ Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
+ Excellent Interpersonal & Writing Skills
+ Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
+ Tech savvy- i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets
+ Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, or Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is a plus
+ Professional demeanor and appearance
+ Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information
LLS will provide the intern with an orientation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the following training specific to the volunteer role:
+ Volunteer will be trained on the "Of the Year" campaigns
+ Volunteer will be trained on "Of the Year" management and event organization
+ Volunteer will be trained on LLS volunteer recruitment best practices.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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