Special Event / Development Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2020 Camino Del Rio NorthSuite 200San Diego, CA 92108


The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission. Work with us to help those who suffer from lung disease today, and help stop the spread of lung disease tomorrow.


The primary responsibility is to support functions of the development department in producing the Annual LUNG FORCE Walk and LUNG FORCE Turquoise Ball. Research and call upon team prospects, secure in-kind donations, make welcome calls to newly registered participants, event logistics, mailings, recruit day of event volunteers and other needs from the department.

This is a great position for someone interested in marketing/communications, event planning, non-profit organizations, fund development and/or volunteer management.


  • Must be a non-smoker
  • Prior work experience desirable
  • Strong Customer Service and problem solving skills are a must
  • Able to communicate clearly in English (bilingual skills useful)
  • Detail oriented, mature, people-oriented individual
  • Friendly, outgoing personality, not afraid to make cold calls


Flexible, based on your schedule and our office hours. Office hours are M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. Prefer individuals who can give at least 10-15 hours a week through our Turquoise Ball in June. Must be available to work the day of the Turquoise Ball on Friday, June 8th. Some work can be done remotely with access to the internet.

If interested, please submit resume and letter of interest to:

Ellen Sherwood at ellen.sherwood@lung.org.
Thank you for your interest in the American Lung Association!


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per week.

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