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Friday, September 02, 2011

Special Events Internship (Unpaid) - American Diabetes Association

Our interns like working at the American Diabetes Association because of our opportunities, inclusive environment, benefits and culture. They remain employees because they are passionate about our mission. Experience the gratification of knowing your work impacts, the well-being of millions of people both directly and indirectly affected by diabetes. The ADA seeks a highly motivated, self-starting energetic student who is passionate about non-profit organization. Intern will directly support ADA staff and gain valuable skills while assisting with communications/public relations, event planning, corporate research and volunteer outreach for the American Diabetes Association in Minnesota market (Office located in St. Louis Park). This unpaid internship can provide school credit, portfolio building experience, a flexible schedule and valuable experience in the non-profit sector. Benefits: Real world experience in coordinating fundraising events and educational programs through mission-related activities Opportunity to work closely with professional staff and local board members Networking with other corporations including media outlets, event sponsors and retail suppliers Gain working knowledge of public relations functions, tools, and strategies Field experience in general business, event coordinating, public/media relations, marketing, and fundraising College credit available Responsibilities: Assist with event logistics and marketing Maintain large database through data entry Research sponsorship/grant opportunities with local corporations/businesses Project development and management Generate warm leads for ADA staff through cold calling Attend committee/board meetings and complete minutes Secure in-kind donations Represent ADA as needed at health fairs or present ADA materials Duration: 2011 Fall and 2011/2012 Winter opportunities Hours: 15 - 35 hours per week (based on students availability) Excellent interpersonal communications skills Excellent research skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Proficiency in database management and design of spreadsheets (Microsoft Word & Excel required) Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment Online Applications are required, so visit our career site to apply online ( An Equal Opportunity Employer "Together we can Stop Diabetes"