Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Big Climb Intern - Marketing, Logistics & Fundraising

    Locations US-OH-Columbus
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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."


    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:

    • Ensure e-campaigns and newsletters are fine-tuned and sent out to participants, sponsors, and retail partners
    • Promote Big Climb through online community boards, event listings, etc.
    • Assist with print communications i.e. brochures, postcard and letter mailings
    • Help with prospecting & recruitment of new target markets
    • Provide participant/team customer support, such as email contact, mailing supplies, technical support, etc. (spring focus)
    • Aid with volunteer recruitment efforts and communication strategy (spring focus)
    • Coordinate logistical aspects of Big Climb such as securing in-kind donations, preparing event materials, making phone calls, etc.
    • Overall campaign support


    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:  

    • High level of professionalism 
    • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    • Attention to detail and highly organized 
    • Ability to create a plan, execute, and meet deadlines 
    • Strong project management and planning skills 
    • High degree of flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities 
    • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently, as well as a part of the team 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)  
    • Experience with phones/customer service
    • Volunteer Management
    • Community Engagement
    • Marketing




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

    • Volunteer Intern will be trained on the Brig Climb campaign 
    • Volunteer Intern will be trained on LLS volunteer recruitment best practices


    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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