Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Patient Access & Advocacy Intern

    Locations US-OH-Columbus
    ID
    2018-3416
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Advocacy
    Type
    Intern
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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."

     

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since 1949, LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.

     

    The Internship- The Patient Access Department is committed to providing up-to-date reliable information, support resources, financial assistance and programs to blood cancer patients and their families. This internship will provide the opportunity to build relationships in the community, speak and connect with healthcare professionals and patients, as well as learn invaluable organization and self-determination skills. Interns will help manage, but are not limited to the following tasks:

    • Develop an outreach plan to increase Leukemia & Lymphoma Society patient referrals within 90 days of diagnosis in the Greater Columbus area through building relationships with health care facilities and professionals
    • Connect with patients that have utilized LLS patient programs and provide them with local opportunities to get involved
    • Create and develop a marketing and communications plan to increase participation in the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program
    • Provide support to the LLS volunteer-led Patient Access & Advocacy Committee
    • Represent LLS at community health fairs and expos
    • Be proficient in Salesforce

    Qualifications, Hours and Compensation- Interns should be college students studying social work, sociology, human services, public health, communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. 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
    • Results-oriented
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Professional demeanor and appearance
    • Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information

     

    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.

    Disclaimer

    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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