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Special Events/Marketing Summer Intern

City: Des Moines

State: Iowa

The Special Events/Marketing Intern will work with the American Lung Association staff to implement their signature event – Fight For Air Climb, and engage participants across the state of Iowa.


Gain a basic understanding of the American Lung Association & nonprofit operations

  • Become knowledgeable about Iowa mission-driven programs and the Fight For Air Climb
  • Participate in staff meetings and webinar learning opportunities
  • Understand branding guidelines and implementation
  • Create portfolio upon completion of internship

Special Event/Marketing Work includes

  • Create and manage a corporate recruitment marketing plan using the Business Record Book of Lists specific to their industry
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a corporate monthly communication plan to include newsletter inserts for their company newsletter
  • Assist with the preparation of the FY18 climb documents to include “deduping” lists year over year, updating documents and review/test the FY18 climb event website

Un-Paid Internship Position, must be eligible for course credit

Schedule: 10-12 Hours/week minimum

Office Location: 2530 73rd Street, Des Moines, IA 53022


  • We seek an enthusiastic and reliable individual who is interested in developing a career in fundraising.
  • Qualified candidates should possess strong writing skills, attention to detail and have a keen interest in the mission of the American Lung Association.
  • Ability to multi-task, strong writing skills, perform in a team environment, willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Computer Proficiency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Comfortable speaking to patients, volunteers, & sponsors
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest maintains a smoke-free work place, all employees must abstain from use tobacco in any form.

Application Procedure

To apply send cover letter and resume (include job title in subject of email) to:

Micki Sandquist
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
Email: Micki.Sandquist@lung.org

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest is dedicated to a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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