Social Market Internship with the American Heart Association


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 26, 2016 09:00 AM - Fri Dec 16, 2016 04:00 AM


4380 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 480Portland, OR 97239


This position provides hands-on experience in various facets of event planning and implementation, volunteer management, development, and community outreach. It will offer experience in the use of current business and development technologies including the use of a PC computer and various software applications such as MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Greater Giving (fundraising software).

The intern will likely help with day-of-event set up, work with donors to procure and pick up auction items, utilize Greater Giving software to track and manage guest lists and donations and plan for auction setup. The intern will also work with the Development team and Macy’s on logistics for the annual Wear Red Day event in support of the Go Red For Women campaign. These activities include but are not limited to, securing table vendors, designing table and store layout, communicating with the designer on passport creation, and acting as a logistical lead the day of the event. Other activities include securing day of event volunteers and managing correspondence.

Desired Qualifications

  • Attention to detail

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and with a team

  • Knowledge of basic business processes such as internet use, making and answering phone calls, data entry, etc.

  • Must be available to work in the office (located on SW Macadam in the John’s Landing area), likely 15-20 hours per week depending on the interns desire to learn, availability and/or educational requirements

This position may qualify for college credit depending on school/university requirements. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check. There is no compensation for this internship.
To apply, please send your resume to Start date will be as soon as possible.


  • Organization
  • Project Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Business Development
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 20-35 hours weekly
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