Development Intern (MI #1920-32)
City: Madison Heights
The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for two Development Intern(s) to join our incredible team in our Madison Heights, MI. Working alongside members of the Development Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy.
In this role, the intern will assist the American Lung Association development staff to execute fundraising activities and special events to gain experience in fundraising development, event planning as well as marketing and communications.
This is a great opportunity for the intern to enhance their skills in organization, multi-tasking and communications. The intern can expect to develop confidence and marketable skills by engaging in or assisting with many of the following activities:
- Gain a basic understanding of the American Lung Association
- Become knowledgeable of mission, development, and communications efforts.
- Gain technical training by utilizing special event databases and social media platforms
- Participate in staff meetings and learning opportunities.
- Assist with general administrative support for signature events and development team activities to gain exposure to specific events terminology.
- Assist in the data entry, tabling promotional events, mailings, event promotion and volunteer recruitment.
- Assist with brainstorming and providing creative ideas to execute successful community outreach campaigns and fundraising strategies.
- Gain a basic understanding of Convio, Brandhub and social media platforms.
- Learn more about Non-Profit structure, including mission, development, and communications efforts.
- Gain technical training by utilizing constituent management and office program
- Learn about team building and collaborating with staff.
- Learn how to develop communications for special events and peer-to-peer fundraising.
- Learn to cultivate relationships.
- Learn how to communicate in a professional office setting.
TYPE OF INTERNSHIP
Before internship begins, documentation from the school may be required stating that this internship opportunity is eligible for academic credits.
This is an unpaid internship position requiring a minimum time commitment of 8-10 hours per week (flexible schedule) and must be eligible for course credit. This position will be starting in January 2020 and run for 8-12 weeks.
- Must be working towards a bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management or related field.
- Junior status and above preferred. GPA of 2.5 or above required
- Must be eligible to receive college credit for internship and/or completing the internship for educational purposes.
- Qualified candidates must be enthusiastic, reliable, and interested in developing a career in non-profit management or a related field
- 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 multitask, perform in a team environment, and a demonstrated willingness to learn
- Ability to work independently
- Computer Proficiency – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
- Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies)
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including some evenings and weekends required
- Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all unpaid interns and volunteers must abstain from tobacco use in any form
Please e-mail you cover letter and resume to (include EXACT title in subject of email):
Email: [email protected]
The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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