Special Events Intern @ The American Diabetes Association

 

The American Diabetes Association invites college students interested in non-profit work, fundraising and special events to participate in an internship with the New England market’s Special Events team.

Description:

Work with Special Events staff to assist with participant experience, engagement and communications for the signature events of the American Diabetes Association – the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and the Tour de Cure cycling events.

The main focus of this internship will be on pre-day of event and day of event logistics, data management, and maximizing our online fundraising tools (Convio).

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate pre-day of event and/or day of event logistics.
  • Work with event participants to encourage the utilization of our online fundraising tools.
  • Analyze and manage data from participant and donor reports.
  • Research and cultivate relationships with new and current vendors.
  • Create multiple email communications to current/past walkers and cyclists encouraging event participation, recruitment and fundraising.
  • Manage volunteer recruitment efforts and volunteer training.
  • Assist with the management of a $100,000+ regional pin-up campaign.
  • Provide general support to Special Event staff as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Availability to work approximately 8-10 hours per week for the fall semester
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment, but can also handle independent projects.
  • Must be able to multi-task and be extremely detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with cold-calling and donation solicitation.
  • Familiarity with walk/cycling based pledge events is a plus.
  • Creativity and the ability to think “outside-of-the-box” is desired.

Other Details:

  • This is an unpaid internship; however there is an option to earn college credit (based on individual school requirements).
  •  Internship is based out of our Framingham, MA office.
  • Must have access to a vehicle as some local travel may be required.
  • Position must attend at least two events during their internship (dates will be provided in advance).
  • A minimum of 12 hours per week is required.

 

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Laura Flynn; Manager, Special Events: lflynn@diabetes.org

Website: www.diabetes.org

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Posted on September 15, 2011, in Public Relations/Event Planning. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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