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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
5433 Westheimer Road, Suite 300
Posted: January 25 2016
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DescriptionThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is recruiting intern candidates for the Light the Night Walks held in Houston and Montgomery County. Selected interns will gain valuable experience in the areas of: event planning, non-profit management and operations; development and fundraising, marketing, public relations and community relations.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the third largest voluntary healthcare organization in the country. Its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Locally, the Light the Night Walks raise over $1.6 million through fundraising teams, participants, retail partners and corporate sponsors.
Basic Function: Performs diverse projects and activities for the Light the Night campaign to support and enhance revenue generation.
Work Direction: Works under the direction, supervision and training of the Light the Night staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with planning and execution of special events for the Light the Night Walks
Ex: Kickoff Luncheon, VIP reception, Remembrance Ceremony, Walk Activities/Ceremonies, etc.
Provide a high level of customer service and serve as an extension of the staff
Assist with management of registrations
Retain, Recruit and Manage assigned walk teams
Assist in management of Retail Partner Program and related promotions
Assist with communications efforts, including LTN social media, press releases and newsletters
Maintain a working knowledge of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and its programs
Various projects as assigned by staff
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of MS Office
Working knowledge of social media streams i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Detail-oriented and highly organized
Strong interpersonal skills
Students currently enrolled towards a degree in or having prior experience in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: hospitality, communication, non-profit leadership, marketing and/or business.
Internship positions are available year-round working approximately 10-20 hours per week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Texas Gulf Coast Office - 5433 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056. Internships are unpaid.
Some evenings and weekends, and local travel are required. Equal Opportunity Employer.