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150 Nickerson StreetSuite 100Seattle, WA 98109


The Northwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA Northwest) seeks an enthusiastic and motivated Special Events Volunteer/Intern to join our team. During this volunteer internship, you can expect to gain knowledge and understanding of designing, implementing and coordinating events in a non-profit setting. Working with our Executive Director, Program Director, Finance/Development Director and Event Committee Chairs, you will support all aspects of event management, while make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

We are looking for someone who can commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week for 3 months with an option to extend the internship period. Hours and days are flexible. This is an unpaid position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist staff and committee event chairs with event design, coordination, and implementation
  • Research and contact vendors/businesses as needed to confirm event logistics (availability, set-up time, etc)
  • Assist with event planning, promotion, and on-site executive including set-up and tear-down
  • Manage and track guest lists and attendance
  • Perform event-related data entry, data analysis, and reporting
  • Assist in securing permitting and licensing as needed
  • Support event-related technology such as online registration, peer-to-peer fundraising, and onsite registration
  • Prepare materials for prospective sponsors and participants
  • Assist in the marketing and advertising of events
  • Assist with additional administrative tasks as necessary


  • Interest in philanthropy, event planning, or non-profit administration
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy, with strong skills in MS Office
  • Detail oriented and highly organized, while maintaining perspective and understanding the big picture
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to krichards@apdaparkinson.org with "Special Events Intern" in the subject line. This is an unpaid position, arrangements can be made for course credit. APDA is an EOE.


  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Event Management
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10+ hours per week
  • Working towards a college degree, recent graduate or relevant event experience preferred
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