Cause Areas


Wed Feb 01, 2017 - Wed May 31, 2017


1700 Owens St, Ste 190San Francisco, CA 94158


Our mission at the National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now - to move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. ... We are moving politicians and legislation to champion the needs of people with MS through activism, advocacy and influence.

Under the Development Department, the Corporate Partner Research Intern will gain professional experience researching, tracking and cultivating corporate partners for fundraising events. This internship will help with gathering information on corporate partner leads, adding their information to our database and in forming and executing a plan to cultivate major event corporate partners throughout the year. Must be an upbeat self-starter, organized and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.



  • Work from list of current corporate partner leads and gather information helpful to cultivation (what types of organizations they fund, fiscal year cycle, current employees involved with Walk MS or Bike MS)
  • Review past participants corporate connections for potential partner leads
  • Research types of benefits corporations are being offered by events similar to NMSS events


  • Add all pertinent information from research into database
  • Check back on top potential partners and update with new information as needed

Program Administration

  • Work with the Corporate Relations Manager to review and update event corporate partner materials for Walk MS and Bike MS


  • Work with Corporate Relations Manager to create a year-round, multi-channel, cultivation plan that includes current corporate partners and potential leads
  • Execute the cultivation plan by helping prepare targeted messages for email, Facebook and event websites


  • Excellent Internet and typing skills, proficiency with Excel and Word are required
  • Ability to study and organize data
  • Ability to communicate with event participants and potential corporate partners by phone
  • Highly collaborative team approach
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs


  • Gain professional experience managing projects and balancing multiple priorities
  • Work within a high-functioning and inspiring workplace atmosphere
  • Learn and contribute in a local non-profit environment with a national reach


  • Norther California Volunteer Orientation
  • Online training courses (as relevant to internship)
  • Individual training with supervisor for special projects
  • Ongoing evaluation / feedback provided throughout internship


  • 3 quarter long timeframe
  • Ongoing, flexible scheduling based on course load
  • Option to join NMSS staff at Walk MS and Bike MS


Submit the following to

  • Resume and cover letter
    • Two or three samples of design work


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20

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