Minnesota Chapter


How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."

Location:   The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter
Position title:   Intern
Position classification: Unpaid internship
Commitment:   Minimum 15 hours per week
Basic Function: Performs diverse projects and activities for the chapter to support and enhance income production.

This is an ideal position for a candidate interested in pursuing a career in non-profit, fundraising/development, event coordination and/or public relations while making a difference in the lives of people living with and affected by blood cancers. We are looking for an organized and creative self-starter who can manage multiple tasks and communicate effectively with a diverse audience. The intern should have a strong work ethic, maintain attention to detail, and be able to work independently as well as a part of a team. Applicants who are proficient in Microsoft Office (including Publisher and Excel) and have some experience in event planning, marketing, customer service and/or graphic design are encouraged to apply.


  • Coordinating logistical aspects of various events such as securing in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, preparing event materials, etc.
  • Helping with event day logistics
  • Preparing mailings to be sent to potential participants and donors
  • Working with local businesses to facilitate involvement with our campaigns
  • Participating in grassroots marketing and fundraising efforts
  • Recruiting and retaining participants and teams through phone calls, e-mails, and face-to-face meetings
  • Assisting the Donor Development staff with publicizing special events, information meetings, and other activities as needed
  • Running donor acknowledgment letters on a weekly basis
  • Assist with media outreach and web updating
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of LLS and our mission and programs
  • Performing other related duties as assigned


  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and database management
  • Tech savvy, i.e. Facebook, Twitter and other social media
  • Basic knowledge on composing and submitting press releases
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Strong interpersonal skills and judgment
  • Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Confidentiality with all patient/donor/volunteer information

This internship is unpaid - potential for class credit is available pending school approval.

For consideration, please forward cover letter, resume and writing sample, to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Minnesota Chapter
1711 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Fax: 612.259.4601
E-mail: Recruiting_MNG@lls.org
Online: Intern

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

last updated on Monday, March 23, 2015