Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Big Climb Marketing & Event Intern

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Do you want to help find a cure to cancer, while gaining invaluable office & event planning experience at a non-profit?

This is an ideal position for a candidate interested in pursuing a career in non-profit, fundraising/development, event coordination and/or public relations while making a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by blood cancers. We are looking for an organized and creative self-starter who can manage multiple tasks and communicate effectively with a diverse audience. The intern should have a strong work ethic, maintain attention to detail, and be able to work independently as well as a part of a team. Applicants who are proficient in Microsoft Office (including Publisher and Excel) and have some experience in event planning, marketing, customer service and/or graphic design are encouraged to apply.

The Big Climb is a new event to the LLS . Any applicants should be ready to work hard to help build this event from the ground up!


•Coordinating logistical aspects of various events such as securing in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, preparing event materials, etc.
•Helping with event day logistics
•Preparing mailings to be sent to potential participants and donors
•Working with local businesses to facilitate involvement with our campaigns
•Administers select special projects as assigned
•Grassroots Marketing and Fundraising
•Assist the Big Climb staff with publicizing special events, information meetings, and other activities as needed
•Maintains a working knowledge of LLS and our mission and programs
•Provide one-on-one support to Big Climb Staff as needed
•Assist in the writing of press releases, media alerts, and calendar listings
•Assist in the press and media coverage at special events
•Assist with various administrative duties as needed
•Performs other related duties as assigned


•Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
•Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and database management
•Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
•Professional demeanor and appearance
•Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
•Strong interpersonal skills and judgment
•Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar
•Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information

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