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Friday, April 04, 2014

National Marrow Donor Program - Corporate Communications Service Intern

The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization, is the global leader in providing bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants to patients in need.  As Be The Match®, we operate the Be The Match Registry®, the world’s largest listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units and raise funds to help provide transplants to all patients through the Be The Match Foundation®. We also match patients with donors, educate health care professionals and conduct research through our research arm, the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research® (CIBMTR), so more lives can be saved.

 Key Responsibilities:
Interviewing employees, patients and donors, as well as drafting stories for internal and external audiences researching communications best practices; managing web content for employee Intranet; and managing projects. Specific projects may include work on our annual numbers strategy, Council Meeting, Intranet migration and well-being program communications. 

Reports to:
Strategic Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications  
Dotted line to Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications 

Length of Appointment:
Summer 2014

Time Commitment:
Flexible with a set schedule during regular business hours

Qualifications and Requirements:
Working toward a BA or Masters in journalism, communications and/or marketing. Adherence to confidentiality policy and successful completion of references and background check.  In addition, candidates who have an interest in the mission and vision of the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match and will help promote a respectful work environment are necessary for this position.   

Support Provided:     
Intern will be assigned a computer and work station and have access to all tools and resources needed to complete the tasks of this position. On site supervision, training and support will be provided by the Corporate Communications team and other relevant business groups as needed.


Benefits Provided:       
          Practical, professional communications and project management experience in a supportive, collaborative work environment.  
          References can be made available upon successful (and satisfactory) completion of this internship. 

Submit your application:
Please describe your interest in interning with the National Marrow Donor Program by submitting a resume and cover letter to Barb Semerad bsemerad@nmdp.org