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.
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:
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:
LLS will provide the intern with an orientation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the following training specific to the volunteer role: