Special Events Intern - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Cause Areas


Tue May 01, 2018 09:00 AM - Tue Jul 31, 2018 05:00 PM


954 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 305Chicago, IL 60607


Mission: Cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS has invested over $1 billion in research and patient services but still needs to keep growing to make someday today.

Position Title: Special Events Intern - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Reports to: Campaign Specialist

Overview: The Special Events Team creates, manages and implements all fundraising strategies and activities for Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY), Students of the Year (SOY) and Leukemia Cup Series campaigns. This internship will have a strong focus on Man & Woman of the Year and Leukemia Cup Series campaigns.

We offer a supportive, hands-on work environment, where interns can learn new skills and enhance existing ones. Part-time and full-time internships are available between 9a-5p, Monday thru Friday. A minimum of 15 hours a week for 3 months (May-July) is required. Hours and start date in May are flexible in order to work around class schedules. This internship is unpaid but class credit is available pending school approval.


  • Enhancing public awareness of LLS via the coordination of promotional and grassroots marketing activities.
  • Support in event planning of ancillary events associated with all campaigns.
  • Support campaign staff with volunteer committee communication, meetings, and other related volunteer activities.
  • Assist in creating content for campaigns social media outlets.
  • Secure auction and product donations for assigned campaigns.
  • Provide support to candidate and participants fundraising initiatives.
  • Provide excellent customer care to participants and teams raising money for the mission.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and database management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and judgment
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
Benefits to our interns: LLS is committed to the future of non-profit professionals and aim to offer worthwhile and engaging internships that will prepare tomorrow's workforce to be versatile colleagues and leaders. To that end, each individual that completes the LLS intern program will receive:

  • Hands-on fundraising/sales experience in a non-profit setting
  • Access to an experienced mentor that will be available to guide you through your internship and offer advice after its completion as you enter the workforce
  • Attend at least 3 skill seminars during your time with LLS
    • Skill seminar topics will be focused on both personal and professional growth
  • Opportunities to connect with seasoned Chicagoland professionals in your field of interest
  • Own the success of at least one signature intern project that will be yours to manage from start to finish

Please send cover letter and resume by 5 pm Friday, March 30th to:
volunteer_ILC@lls.org (Please include "Special Events Intern" in the subject line.)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
954 W Washington Blvd Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60607
312-463-0980 (fax)
No phone calls please


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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