Fundraising & Social Media Intern

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


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. 


 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.


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 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


  • 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


Please email resume and cover letter to 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.

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