Special Events Intern

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Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD
Posted: September 02 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with more than 47 affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Responsibilities

Draft letters for potential sponsors, VIPs, media partners, and registrants
Draft proposals for potential Walk sponsors
Assist with fulfillment of sponsorship packages
Communicate with sponsors, media partners and team captains to answer questions and provide support for their involvement with the Walk
Draft marketing pieces for the promotion of the Walk
Draft and or update web material for the Walk
Manage and execute mass mailings
Provide support at special events
Attend internal Walk meetings
Attend and support external Walk meetings as needed
Draft agendas and correspondence for Walk meetings
Assist in training volunteers
Communicate with and recruit volunteers
Assist in volunteer assignments and schedules
Draft marketing and promotional materials for our annual Gala
Communicate with our Gala committee
Solicit auction items for our annual Gala
Assist with logistics and planning of the annual Gala

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have at least 15 hours a week that they can devote to working in our Landover office. We are willing to consider any level college student, but ideally would prefer at least a second year student. The internship is not paid, however there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience.

Must have:
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Strong research skills
Good writing skills
Good proofreading skills
Highly organized
Detail oriented

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to recruitment@efa.org.

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