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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Special Event InternBookmark This
American Cancer Society
30 Speen St.
Posted: June 14 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)
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DescriptionMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer
One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer. After 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays, we’re leading the way in working tirelessly to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. We want to finish the fight against Cancer. In fact, we’ve never been more ready to put the American Cancer Society out of business.
That’s why we’re embarking on our most ambitious undertaking yet. Each year, we help cancer patients everywhere get the help they need when they need it.
As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. We are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. The ACS combines relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. The ACS saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work; nearly 12 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.
As the official sponsor of birthdays, we know how important each and every birthday is!
ResponsibilitiesThe right candidate for this internship will gain valuable experience learning about the planning and execution of fundraising events by working closely with the Planning and Logistics Specialist (PLS) on the Boston Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk (MSABC).
You will learn how to develop a plan for coordinating event logistics, how to research event venues and observe the PLS as they negotiate contracts for event facilities.
You will shadow staff as they research organizations to recruit volunteers, a critical element of event planning.
You will also have the opportunity to observe the MSABC Business Unit and learn how they coordinate with sponsors, participants and donors to plan and execute this large-scale event.
Periodic reviews will be conducted to ensure that the student is meeting the goals and objectives of the internship.
Timing of the internship will be a fixed duration contingent on the student’s schedule and needs, and not to exceed 6 months.
RequirementsPosition Requirements: All Interns Must meet the following requirements:
• Full-time student, If you are an undergraduate student you have completed your freshman year of college;
• Have a minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale);
• Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester.
Note: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.
The following information must be submitted upon application:
• Two references from academic/professional sources addressing the student’s credentials based on the internship’s skill requirements
• Recent transcript attesting to their GPA and standing as a full-time student
• Unpaid interns must also provide documentation of the participation in a bona-fide college intern program under which their ACS internship either qualifies them to receive course credit OR fulfills a graduation/coursework requirement.
Staff has a unique opportunity to save lives through direct mission impact while fulfilling personal and career objectives. The American Cancer Society values accountability and high performance and rewards those teams and team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. The American Cancer Society is also dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce to help achieve our mission.
Save Lives. Fulfill Yours.
ACS is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities.