An internship with the National MS Society is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.
The National MS Society is offering an exciting internship with a Development department focus for our Walk MS event series. This internship offers valuable experience in the non-profit, fundraising and event planning industries. The office this internship is based out of is located in Washington, DC.
We are currently looking to fill one intern position for a student looking for a career in the nonprofit industry, event management, and/or fundraising. Candidates must be self-motivated, a team player, results-oriented and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by MS.
This internship will also assist with the execution of supporting Walk MS programs and events to achieve goals for all fundraising areas. Interns will be trained.
What You Will Do: Assist Walk MS team with cultivation/thank you calls to event participants (25%) Research local sponsorships and in-kind vendors (25%) Organize supplies for day-of event preparation (20%) Assist development team with participant mailings (swag, marketing materials, research materials, etc) (15%) Draft and submit social media in-take forms for consistent presence on the Walk MS Facebook page, as needed (5%) Perform all other duties as needed or assigned (10%)
Specific Responsibilities Include: Assisting to pull weekly data/metrics for Walk MS team Assist in facilitating weekly welcome calls to new participants to answer any pre-event questions Research local in-kind/cash partners for single-site opportunities Will be required to attend at least 1 Walk MS event (weekend availability)
Learning Objectives Intern will learn to write and converse with proper knowledge about multiple sclerosis, Walk MS, the National MS Society and its mission, and the specific footprint of the Greater DC-Maryland Chapter Intern will gain experience in participant data mining for optimal revenue and registration outcomes Intern will gain experience in event management. Including executing pre- and post-event timelines, as well as DOE timeline What You Will Bring: Currently pursuing a degree as a Junior or Senior in Undergrad or any year in Graduate School Open to all majors Ability to work 16 weeks (flexible), 10-15 hours (flexible) per week for a maximum of 180 hours during the course of the internship Experience with data entry; metric research People-orientated and comfortable speaking on phone Basic technology skills Must be able to provide own transportation to DC office What We Will Offer:
We are dedicated to your personal and professional growth while you work with us and beyond. Here are some of the things you can expect as an intern with our organization. Weekly networking and professional development sessions with other interns across the organization Mentoring from Society staff dedicated to the internship program The opportunity to uncover and leverage your strengths through Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment & evaluation We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that brings the power of diversity to life through our Employee Resource Groups "ERGs", Inclusive Voices, Society Pride and Workability. Our ERGs are dedicated to supporting the continued development of your professional and leadership skills Continued networking and engagement opportunities via our LinkedIn group for Past and Present interns Opportunity to learn about multiple sclerosis and work with the leading national organization supporting people impacted by MS
This is an in office paid internship available for Spring 2022. The hourly rate is $15. If you are unable to be paid for this internship due to outside funding or other directives from your educational institution -- please let your hiring manager know AFTER you have been identified as the final candidate.
About the National MS Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a national non-profit that exists because there are people with MS. Our vision is a world free of MS. Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
We are more than an organization. We are a movement. United in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. At the National MS Society, you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those living with MS and their families.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We need you and your unique talents and perspectives to help us write the last chapter on MS.
All internship offers are contingent upon the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with a COVID-19 FDA-approved vaccine or a COVID-19 vaccine granted Emergency Use Authorization) by the start date of the internship. A candidate is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or as defined by the Center for Disease Control. Candidates unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.