Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Nonprofit Communications & Social Media Intern

    Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    # of Openings
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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."


    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.


    The purpose of this role is to support strategic communications to help raise awareness about LLS and its mission work among internal and external audiences. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate student seeking experience in the nonprofit communications field. This is an unpaid/volunteer internship, but may be eligible for course credit (dependent on institution's requirements).


    Work is flexible and will typically be completed during business hours (9am-5pm). However, the intern may be requested to attend events in order to manage social media.


    The outcomes of this role serve our mission and will require the volunteer to perform tasks that may include:

    • Help develop and maintain marketing communications and social media calendar 
    • Manage local Social Media accounts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
    • Collaborate with staff to develop newsletters, web content, email blasts, social media messaging and collateral
    • Manage chapter website content updates 
    • Produce monthly chapter e-newsletter
    • Administer select on-going programs and/or special projects (e.g. Retail Partner calls, participant consumer service, event logistics support, etc.)
    • Provide administrative and clerical support for fundraising campaigns
    • Perform other related duties as assigned


    The volunteer should possess the following skills/qualifications:

    • Interest in Communications, Public Relations, Media, Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Advertising.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Self-starter and fast learner motivated for success of team
    • Strong proof reading skills and attention to detail
    • Enthusiastic, dead line-oriented and collaborative team player
    • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point) 


    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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