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."
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Reach new heights with Big Climb – a campaign that takes participants to the top of iconic buildings across the country in support of new cures for cancer. Participants not only tackle the physical challenge of ascending the buildings, but simultaneously climb to advance new breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, celebrating loved ones along the way.
Big Climb helps The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) support cutting edge research projects in the most promising areas of cancer research. The impact of LLS-supported research goes beyond blood cancers. Approximately 40 percent of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA since 2000 were first approved for a blood cancer – which have led to breakthrough treatments for other cancers and serious diseases.
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 the 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.
The purpose of this role is to assist the Big Climb campaign in marketing, communications, logistics, and outreach efforts. The outcomes of this role serve our mission work and will require the volunteer to perform tasks that may include:
Qualifications and Compensation:
Interns should be college students studying communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit management or a related field. Social work and Human Services 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 volunteer with an orientation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the following training specific to the volunteer role: