Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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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."




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.


This is an unpaid internship for College/class credit - must provide letter from school showing that credit will be given.


  • Coordinating logistical aspects of various events such as securing in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, preparing event materials, etc.
  • Provide support to development and implementation of corporate partnerships
  • Helping with event day logistics
  • Recruting and retaining participants through phone calls, email contact, mailing supplies, technical support, and fundraiser visits etc.
  • Aid in volunteer management
  • Assist and implement grassroots efforts to promote LLS campaigns and acquire new community contacts
  • Participating in grassroots marketing and fundraising efforts
  • Assisting the Donor Development staff with publicizing special events, information meetings, and other activities as needed
  • Running donor acknowledgment letters on a weekly basis
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of LLS and our mission and programs
  • Assist with team management as assigned by LLS staff
  • Performing other related duties as assigned



  • 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
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • High-level professionalism
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and judgment
  • Ability to create a plan, execute, and meet deadlines
  • Strong project management and planning skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently, as well as a part of a team
  • Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information
  • Experience with phones/customer service and/or events preferred



Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • May be required to move campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
  • Travel within the greater New Orleans area
  • Requirement may include attendance at evening or weekend events.


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.