You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Special Events Internship

Do you enjoy being organized and planning events? The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Missouri Chapter seeks talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. We have several large fundraising events, one of which is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. As an intern you will get to work with our development staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow. 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is organized, dependable, driven, independent, and has an interest in fundraising and event management.

What You Will Learn:
Event Management tasks related to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

              •The organization behind a fundraising event with 5000+ participants
              •Relationship building with our participants, teams and volunteers
              •Project management and event logistics
              •Fundraising coaching and ideas

Plenty of opportunities assisting with additional events such as The Longest Day.

We value our interns and want to ensure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become knowledgeable in fundraising and event management with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in the nonprofit and fundraising fields.


Throughout your time at the association, you will assist with the following:

·       Reach out to past Walk participants via phone and email to encourage repeat participation
·       Outreach to community and school groups to encourage participation in Walk
·       Assist with logistics planning for event, including entertainment, food/beverages, etc.
·       Track weekly Walk registration reports to determine what follow up is needed
·       Assist with Welcome Calls and emails to new Walk registrants, including: notification of upcoming Walk events, providing fundraising ideas, etc.
·       Assist with planning and promotion of pre and post Walk events such as volunteer orientations, Walk Kickoff events, Pre-Registration Events, etc.

What We Require:
•College student pursuing a degree in marketing, communications, non-profit management or other related discipline
•Strong communication skills
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•Organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
•Creativity and flexibility
•Interest in nonprofit management and fundraising

The internship begins in early/mid May ends in August. You are expected to work 15-20 hours a week, although the schedule is flexible.  This position is unpaid, but can be for credit. 

Check with your internship coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Janette Nichols; and application instructions will follow.