Thursday, April 5, 2012

Event planning internship, Des Moines

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, West Des Moines, Iowa
Application deadline: June 15, 2012

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers a limited number of internships to students interested in hands-on experience at a leading national nonprofit organization. The CF Foundation is currently interviewing candidates for an internship opportunity at its Iowa Chapter. 

The CF Foundation has recently been featured in USA Today, Forbes Magazine, US News & World Report for its innovative and entrepreneurial methods and success. The Wall St. Journal's Smart Money has recognized the CF Foundation as a leader among U.S. health/research charities for keeping administrative costs to a minimum while maximizing funds for medical programs.

Students will work under the guidance of CF Foundation staff, acquiring skills and experience as they assist in the planning and implementation of event-based fundraising events (such as the national Great Strides Walk for CF). The experience will include interaction with volunteers and vendors in addition to CFF staff. This is a non-paid internship, which may qualify for academic credit at your institution. 

Internship Title:
Hands-On Special Events, Fundraising, Social Media, Marketing Internship Opportunities with Local Non-Profit Organization

Internship Description:
Interns will receive hands-on experience in the areas of special events planning, fundraising, development and control of social media, and marketing opportunities with local businesses. Working directly with Foundation staff, students will help in planning every stage of major fundraising events from contacting businesses and collecting donations to set up and assisting at the event to post event reports. Students will be a part of the event committee and receive recognition as such. 

This is a great opportunity to build valuable career building experience and network with professionals. If you have ever thought about working with a non-profit organization you should seriously consider an internship with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a leader in Venture Philanthropy.

Prefer Junior or Senior level students, adult students also encouraged to apply as some responsibilities can be completed on evenings and weekends. Communications, business, health, and liberal arts majors are highly encouraged; all other majors will be considered. Interested students should be outgoing and friendly as well as comfortable calling and visiting businesses asking for their support. 

Hours Per Week:
Minimum 5 hours per week– more as desired by student - hours are flexible to coincide with class and/or work schedule. 

Internships are unpaid but students will be offered class credit for work as it applies to their major as well as recognition for their work at events and other opportunities as applicable.

Estimated Start Date: 
Students are encouraged to start as soon as they are available – fall internships will conclude by Thanksgiving Break.

Spring and Summer opportunities exist as well to plan events and are currently being filled.

Deadline to Apply: 
Resumes are due to the Iowa Chapter by June 15, 2012 for consideration of fall opportunities.

Spring and Summer internships are currently available – no deadline for application.

How to Apply: 
Please submit a resume

Employer: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Name: Mr. Mitchell Allen
Title: Logistics Specialist
Address: 4150 Westown Parkway Ste. #203
West Des Moines, IA
50266 United States

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