Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Internship - Non Profit

    Job Locations US-KS-Shawnee Mission | US-KS-Wichita
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  • Overview

    Summary:  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Mid America Chapter is providing internships for the Spring / Summer/ Fall / Winter semester(s) to learn and work closely with our fundraising campaigns in the Kansas City and Wichita areas.


    As an intern you will gain valuable experience in the area(s) of: business and non-profit management; development and fundraising; marketing & PR; event coordination and management; logistics; social media; professionalism; and community relations. Interns will help increase overall awareness for LLS’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families


    You must be enrolled in an accredited university to be considered. Students currently enrolled towards a degree in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Non-Profit Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, Social Work or other related areas of study.


    This is an unpaid internship that we can consider for course credit for a duration of 10-12 weeks and is flexible around school schedules.



    Duties and Responsibilities: 


    • Learn and implement grassroots efforts to promote LLS campaigns and acquire new community contacts and develop an effective marketing grassroots strategy.
    • Learn how to lead and manage fundraising teams and or volunteers as assigned by LLS staff.
    • Work with your assigned staff mentor to provide support to corporate development and implementation of corporate partnerships.
    • Learn the logistical aspects of the Light the Night Walk such as securing in-kind donations and helping with day-of-event logistics.
    • Customer support, such as email contact, mailing supplies, technical support, and fundraiser visits etc.
    • Support campaign staff, as needed


    Education & Experience Preferences: 

    • High-level professionalism
    • Ability to communicate effectively/appropriately via phone and email to a diverse array of audiences; including, but not limited, to businesses, patients, and fundraising participants
    • 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 a team
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
    • Experience with phones/customer service and/or events preferred

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar internships in comparable organizations
    • Work environment is representative and typical of similar internships in comparable organizations
    • May be required to move Campaign materials weighing up to 15 pounds for various events.
    • Travel within the Chapter's designated area.
    • Requirement may include attendance at evening or weekend events.


    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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