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Mon Aug 15, 2016 - Fri Nov 04, 2016


25200 Telegraph RoadSuite 100Southfield, MI 48033


Do you enjoy being organized and planning events?

The Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter seeks talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with our development staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is organized, dependable, driven, independent, and has an interest in fundraising and event management.

What You Will Learn:

* How to organize a fundraising event with 3,500+ participants

* Relationship building with our volunteers, teams and participants

* Project management and event logistics

* Fundraising coaching and ideas

* Assist our Development team with tasks related to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Chocolate Jubilee

* Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects

We value our interns and want to ensure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become knowledgeable in fundraising and event management with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in the nonprofit and fundraising fields.

What We Require:

* College student pursuing a degree in marketing, communication, non-profit management or other related discipline

* Strong communication skills

* Proficient in Microsoft Office

* Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

* Creative and flexible

* Interest in nonprofit management and fundraising

Project Description:

You will work on a project independently from start to finish. The project will be related to our largest fundraising event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and is based on marketing and outreach.

During your time here, you will create outreach lists of schools, universities, places of worship and other community organizations to contact to start a Walk team. You will create the list in Microsoft Excel, keep it updated and make efforts to call and mail marketing materials to these organizations. Your goal is to develop a relationship with these organizations and recruit them as teams or individuals for the Detroit Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Once they have been contacted, encourage them to register by offering to set up a team for them or offer to have a representative from the agency speak to their group about the event. Throughout your internship, you will work directly with those organizations that you have recruited as teams for the Walk by providing any collateral materials needed and general support. You will update and work with the Event Manager as you contact organizations and they express interest in participating. Forms of outreach will include mailing materials, distributing brochures, posters and other marketing materials to businesses and working to engage your university and others within our service area. Other daily tasks will involve welcoming new walkers and mailing out team packets. In addition, you will have the opportunity to play a major event coordination role at the Detroit Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 1 st at Comerica Park. This will include volunteer coordination and entertainment logistics along the walk route.

You will also have the opportunity to work on our gala, Chocolate Jubilee, which will be held on October 29 th at the MGM Grand Detroit. Over 500 guests attend this event which includes a seated dinner, live auction, live entertainment and a strolling dessert buffet. You will assist in the process of securing our chocolate exhibitors and coordinating exhibitor logistics for the evening.


The internship begins in August and ends in early November. You are expected to work 15-20 flexible hours a week and this position can be for credit. This internship is unpaid, but offers valuable experience. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Maureen O’Reilly at moreilly@alz.org for consideration. Interviews will begin in June, so apply now!


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 15-20 hours per week (flexible schedule)
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