Fundraising & Social Media Intern

Location
New York, New York
Posted
Jan 31, 2019
Closes
Mar 02, 2019
Focus Areas
Diseases & Disorders
Position Type
Intern, Part Time

ABOUT THE PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION:

The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community. 

ABOUT PARKINSON’S CHAMPIONS:

 Parkinson’s Champions is the Parkinson’s Foundation grassroots fundraising program devoted to raising awareness through local events, endurance races, and Facebook fundraisers. Champions come from all 50 states and raise anywhere from $100 to $50,000 creating, hosting, and executing their events.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Parkinson’s Foundation is looking for an exceptional undergraduate/graduate student intern to work directly with the Parkinson’s Champions division on social media strategy and digital communications. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in building a non-profit resume to work with passionate professionals and enjoy a real opportunity to make a difference for people living with Parkinson’s.  We’re looking for a commitment of 15 to 20 hours a week.  Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that you commit to at least a 5-month internship time frame for Spring or Fall semester or a 3-month internship time frame for Summer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Communicating with constituents on Facebook
  • Establishing fundraising best practices for new markets
  • Connecting constituents with local chapters and Parkinson’s resources
  • Media monitoring, social media listening and reporting
  • Developing new campaigns and event ideas to implement on Facebook

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Current college student (junior/senior level) or graduate student
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, can solve problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – an interest in storytelling
  • Strong social media skills; ability to plan and conduct social media campaigns and updates
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Graphic Design skills (Photoshop, or Canva)
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • Interested in the non-profit sector

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please email resume and cover letter to employment@parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate “Fundraising & Social Media Intern” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please. 

The Parkinson's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.