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."
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter is seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to support the Student Series campaign. The intern(s) in this position 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.
Selected intern will gain valuable experience in the area(s) of: business and non-profit management; development and fundraising; marketing & PR; logistics; social media; professionalism; and community relations. Students currently enrolled towards a degree in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, Social Work or other related areas of study. However, all majors are considered for the position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Assist and implement grassroots efforts to promote LLS campaigns and acquire new community contacts.
-Assist in the creation and implementation of an effective marketing grassroots strategy.
-Assist with team management as assigned by LLS staff.
-Aid in volunteer management.
-Provide support to development and implementation of corporate partnerships.
-Customer support, such as email contact, mailing supplies, technical support, and fundraiser visits etc.
-Support campaign staff, as needed.
-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.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
-Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
-Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs 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.