The LIVESTRONG Foundation offers unpaid internships to current students and recent graduates interested in learning the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. Interns will be paired with a Foundation team member for one-on-one mentorship to gain hands-on experience in their area of interest.
- Be available to work 12–20 hours per week during regular business hours at LIVESTRONG HQ in Austin, Texas.
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency.
- Be self-motivated, organized, willing to help with any project no matter how large or small and be able to balance multiple priorities at once.
- Have a strong desire to make a difference, a passion for the LIVESTRONG mission, a positive attitude and an affinity for the color yellow.
- Be able to provide their own housing and transportation; mastery of parallel parking is a plus.
If you meet all of the above requirements and would like to be considered for an internship, please fill out the online application. Please be aware that not all positions will be available every semester, and we will begin interviewing select candidates before the application deadlines listed below.
Dates and Deadlines
||Dec 12, 2012
||Jan 11–May 3, 2013
||May 3, 2013
||May 20–Aug 9, 2013
||Aug 9, 2013
||Aug 23–Dec 6, 2013
Departments/Areas of Interest
Human Resources interns will be assigned projects that allow them to collaborate cross functionally in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. Project deliverables will be chosen from across the major human resources disciplines of talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards and organizational development.
Organizational Support interns work to ensure that every person who calls, emails, writes or walks through the doors is provided with the support they need in order to have a positive experience with the Foundation. Tasks will include answering phones, responding to constituent emails and leading tours of LIVESTRONG HQ.
Executive Office interns will assist with managing the relationship between the Foundation and its Board of Directors, support the executive office with online file management and internal/external communications, aid in the planning of major events and projects and coordinate with the Stewardship and Navigation Services teams to create packages for cancer patients and donors. Tasks may include online data entry, research, drafting and proofing of formal documents and management of LIVESTRONG merchandise.
Information Technology interns help maintain technology resources that support the Foundation. Tasks may include working in our CRM database to manage records, event registration lists, donation forms and contact forms.
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Event Fundraising and Promotion interns will assist our constituents in developing successful fundraising plans to support their event goals. Tasks include constitutent communication, sharing fundraising tactics and fulfilling requests from fundraisers. Additionally, interns will help Team LIVESTRONG staff as they organize events to engage constituents at all levels. Tasks may include interacting with vendors, sponsors, participants, volunteers and other organizations to grow Team LIVESTRONG awareness, recruit participants and set up in-market activities.
Donor Relations interns will help the Development Team as they work to enhance communications and customer service for constituents. Tasks include responding to constituent and donor requests, compiling mailings, data entry, donor stewardship, matching gift streamlining and assisting the Development team as needed.
Stewardship interns will support the Development Team in thanking, cultivating, nurturing and sustaining relationships with every donor that invests in our mission. The stewardship programs help donors recognize the vital importance and impact of their giving which in turn strengthens their ties to our mission. And through sharing of information and appropriate recognition, we aim to develop and sustain life-long relationships between donors and the Foundation.
Grassroots Fundraising interns will help manage relationships with fundraisers from across the country as well as some international fundraisers via email and phone calls to answer questions and work to find new and creative ways to thank our fundraisers. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with Team LIVESTRONG participants through one or more endurance events. Grassroots interns will acquire an understanding of our event structure and process, and might even leave the experience inspired to run a marathon, ride a bike 100 miles or host the world's greatest bake sale.
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Navigation Services interns help us provide world class support services to people affected by cancer. Duties include compiling resources for the navigation database; communicating with clients via email, on the phone, and in person; and assisting at the front desk as needed.
Research and Evaluation interns will help to measure the impact of Foundation initiatives. Tasks will include data collection, research and evaluating programmatic initiatives. Interns will have the opportunity to analyze data and report internally and externally on the outcomes of Foundation initiatives including cancer support information and services, grant-funded programs and public health and health policy initiatives. Interns must have strong computer skills including Excel and Word and have the ability to do research-type tasks such as analyze data and develop charts and tables to be included in reports. SPSS experience is a plus.
Promotores Program interns will help manage and support the professional development of our promotores. Duties will include grading exams, certificate fulfillment for trainings and webinars, data entry and other projects as assigned. Interns will also work on material fulfillment and managing inventory to ensure that promotores have the tools and resources to be successful in the field.
Community Program interns will assist with the allocation and monitoring of grant funds to program partners that offer direct services to cancer survivors in hospitals and cancer centers across North America. Tasks will include helping organize and coordinate grant activities, daily communication with grantees and potential partners and coordinating outreach campaigns. Community Program interns will also work cross functionally with various teams within the Foundation. Ideal applicants should have strong communication skills, be highly organized and have the ability to think big. Fresh ideas are always welcome to further enhance this innovative program.
Public Health/Education interns will help the Programs team as they work to empower the cancer community and address the unmet needs of cancer survivors. Interns may work in areas such as educational material development and dissemination, program planning and evaluation. Tasks may include research, communication with partners, event planning and coordination with peer reviewers and experts.
International Programs interns will assist with the growth of the Foundation’s programs both domestically and abroad. Main tasks and responsibilities will include conducting research on cancer-related resources in international communities, engaging in communication with cancer community stakeholders globally, assisting with the creation and refinement of project management tools related to the Foundation’s international pilot projects in advocacy and assisting campaigns to raise awareness and reduce cancer stigma and silence. This position is ideal for those interested in a career in public health, nonprofit management, communications or international development.
Health Policy interns will help advance the Foundation’s position on priority global, national and local issues relevant to people affected by cancer. Interns will work across the Programs, Communications and Advocacy teams to develop and promote organizational recommendations for government legislation or regulations, clinical standards and other policy-related guidance or statements. Interns will also respond to stakeholder policy inquiries as needed. Prospective interns should be at the graduate-student level with a concentration or focus in public health (domestic or international), policy, or administration; law; or communications. Prospects also should have experience in research and analysis, and strong familiarity with policy literature and newsfeeds.
Advocacy and Engagement interns will help the Foundation as we work to make cancer a global priority through engaging grassroots volunteers around our mission and advocacy opportunities that support our public policy initiatives. Tasks may include interacting regularly with top grassroots volunteers, helping coordinate outreach communications, planning events and researching policy issues and key legislators.
Business Planning and Development interns perform a variety of different roles to advance the Foundation’s mission of providing navigation services to all those affected by cancer. Projects include assisting in the development of strategic plans, financial analysis of projects and preparation of executive-level documents and presentations. The ideal candidate will be an MBA student seeking experience in nonprofit strategic planning and business development as well as exposure to executive-level leadership.
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Government Relations interns will assist the Foundation’s efforts to improve the lives of people affected by cancer through policy change at the global, federal and local level. Tasks include: corresponding with elected officials and organizations/members of the cancer community, tracking bills of interest through the legislative process and aiding in the organization of cancer policy meetings and Foundation advocacy-related events.
Communications and External Affairs interns will assist with projects involving constituent communications, writing and distributing press releases, media relations and a variety of public relations tasks critical to the day-to-day functions of a busy public affairs office.
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Marketing Services interns will assist the Marketing Team with project management, including project initiation, creative brief development, working with internal clients and the creative services team and stewarding the review and approval process. Interns will also work with printers and vendors, fulfill internal and external requests for Foundation photos and logos, provide general administrative assistance and manage at least one long-term project.
Social Media interns will help maintain the Foundation’s online presence across the LIVESTRONG Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and other social media networking sites. Tasks may include writing blogs, editing and uploading photo and video content, and other web related requests.
Graphic Design interns will assist with the development and design of core Foundation graphics, collateral and event materials along with helping design and develop collateral updates. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend project meetings and press checks. Interns must be proficient in basic design programs including Adobe Creative Suite and Quark Xpress. Writing and proofing skills are required.
UI Design interns will support our marketing team with interface design and image production for online publishing. Must be proficient in Photoshop and have excellent typographic skills; a working knowledge of HTML/CSS and experience developing interface wireframes is a plus.
Editorial interns will assist with researching, writing and editing content for a variety of projects across Foundations initiatives. Interns will work with multiple departments across the Foundation to help produce both online and offline content that may include landing pages, collateral pieces and more. Familiarity with AP Style is a plus.
Analytics interns will assist with researching and analyzing data across the Foundation’s online channels. Projects include generating detailed weekly and monthly reports in Excel of email metrics and website traffic reports with data from Convio, Google Analytics, Sysomos, iTunes connect, Twitter Analytics, Facebook Insights, YouTube Analytics and Pinterest Reach. Analytics reports will be carried out across multiple departments of the Foundation.
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