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Internship - Non Profit

Internship - Non Profit

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How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


Title: Intern, Light The Night

Location: Northern Ohio Chapter – Independence, Ohio


This is an ideal position for a candidate interested in pursuing a career in non-profit, fundraising/development, event coordination and/or public relations while making a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by blood cancers. We are looking for an organized and creative self-starter who can manage multiple tasks and communicate effectively with a diverse audience. The intern should have a strong work ethic, maintain attention to detail, and be able to work independently as well as a part of a team. Applicants who are proficient in Microsoft Office (including Publisher and Excel) and have some experience in event planning, marketing, customer service and/or graphic design are encouraged to apply.


Selected intern will gain valuable experience in the area(s) of: business and non-profit management; development and fundraising; marketing & PR; event coordination and management; logistics; social media; professionalism; and community relations. Students currently enrolled towards a degree in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, Social Work or other related areas of study.


This is an unpaid internship that we can consider for course credit.





Coordinating logistical aspects of various events such as securing in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, preparing event materials, making phone calls, etc.
Helping with event day logistics
Preparing mailings to be sent to potential participants and donors
Working with local businesses to facilitate involvement with our campaigns
Participating in grassroots marketing and fundraising efforts
Recruiting and retaining participants and teams through phone calls, e-mails, and face-to-face meetings
Assisting the Donor Development staff with publicizing special events, information meetings, and other activities as needed
Maintaining a working knowledge of LLS and our mission and programs
Performing other related duties as assigned



Availability at least two weekdays each week for a minimum of 4 hours each day (between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm)
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and database management
Tech savvy, i.e. Facebook, Twitter and other social media
Basic knowledge on composing and submitting press releases
Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
Professional demeanor and appearance
Strong interpersonal skills and judgment
Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar
Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information


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.