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The Cristian Rivera Foundation

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The Cristian Rivera Foundation is a small, fast-paced non-profit organization working to find a cure for DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor. We are looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of public relations, non-profit work, and event planning to raise funds for our cause. The intern who fills this position should be social media savvy, have strong communication skills, and possess a high attention to detail. Most importantly, we’re looking for someone with a big heart who has the initiative to help our small foundation grow. This is an unpaid, for college credit-only internship. Small stipends are offered to non-university candidates. Interns are expected to work at least 2-3 days a week at our office in Edgewater, NJ with flexible times. The typical duration of the internship is either a 3 month or 6-month period.

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About The Cristian Rivera Foundation

Location:

1452 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020, US

Mission Statement

The Cristian Rivera Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to finding a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Our foundation strives to increase public awareness of DIPG, as well as raise funds that will provide financial support to families and medical facilities that conduct innovative research and clinical trials. Through its many efforts, the Cristian Rivera Foundation has helped build the foundation that supports the groundbreaking research that will one-day cure DIPG. The Cristian Rivera Foundation funds the work of Dr. Mark Souweidane, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery of Weill Cornell Medical Center - Memorial Sloane (Kettering) Cancer Center and Dr. Oren Becher of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern.

Description

On January 22, 2007, I received the worst news of my life. My 4 year-old son, Cristian, was diagnosed with an inoperable Pontine Glioma brain stem tumor which generally affects kids 1 to 9 years-old. It has no cure and it also has a life expectancy of 3 to 18 months. Cristian’s battle for his life lasted 2 years and a few days (passing away on January 25, 2009) but the new battle in honor of his new life has begun. Cristian, I love and miss you dearly. Ever since you passed away, I committed myself to help find a cure for this deadly disease so that no other family would have to go through the grief of losing their beloved children. In keeping with this commitment, I have created the Cristian Rivera Foundation in your honor.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1452 River RoadEdgewater, NJ 07020

(40.84387,-73.9679)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 days during the week
  • • Self-starter attitude and takes initiative • Dedicated, passionate, hard-working personality with a strong desire to help others • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Solid understanding of social media

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