Intern for the Leading Type 1 Diabetes Research Foundation - JDRF

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JDRF
291 Independence Boulevard, Suite 517
Virginia Beach, VA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Full-time, Unpaid

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Description

JDRF is proud to announce the availability of an exciting internship with the Hampton Roads, VA office. The unpaid internship can provide school credit and offers valuable experience in the non-profit, fundraising and event planning industries. The office is located in Virginia Beach.

We are currently looking to fill 2-3 intern positions for students looking for a career in nonprofit, marketing, event planning and/or communications. Candidates must be self-motivated, a team player, results-oriented and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by T1D (type 1 diabetes).

The intern’s role will be to support the Hampton Roads, VA development staff in all aspects of office management/admin, special events, and marketing.

Company Description

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.

Responsibilities


Help in planning and implementation of our special events planned for 2013/2014
Assist with phone calls and mailings to past and current participants, team captains, and
potential sponsors/volunteers

Assist with volunteer recruitment and management (includes attending events – some night and/or weekend hours)
Attend committee meetings when possible
Utilize social networks including Facebook and Twitter
Utilize Convio, the local JDRF website, and the internet to promote events
Office duties including bulk mailings, acknowledgements and database organization

Requirements

Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
Excellent writing, research and interpersonal communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, internet and e-mail
Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously
Attention to detail and accountability
Must have an automobile and ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Must pass background check.

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