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Job ID #:11591 Location:Illinois - Chicago Functional Area:Fundraising Department:Income Development Position Type:Intern Education Required:Not Indicated Experience Required:Not Indicated Relocation Provided:
As the largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. They are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays - a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone's life. The ACS combines relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. The ACS saves lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work; nearly 12 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.
Staff have a unique opportunity to save lives through direct mission impact while fulfilling personal and career objectives. The American Cancer Society values accountability and high performance and rewards those teams and team members who continually improve their capability and contribution. The American Cancer Society is also dedicated to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce to help achieve our mission.
The Distinguished Events Intern will primarily assist with projects related to Discovery Ball 2013. Responsibilities for Discovery Ball will include: developing new ideas for the silent auction, preparation for the silent auction including writing item descriptions and handling acknowledgements; data entry and report generation, managing the attendee list; assisting with the preparation for Board of Ambassador meetings and other projects as assigned. The intern will report to the Director of Distinguished Events in our Illinois Division office located at 225 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. This learning opportunity will allow you to learn new skills and strengthen your knowledge as it relates to event planning in non-profits. This opportunity begins immediately and continues through end of December 2012. This is a non-paid position and is not eligible for benefits. Applicants will be required to provide the following information in support of their intern candidacy: Resume 500-word essay summarizing their career intentions and interests and why they are interested with an internship at ACS Two references from academic/professional sources addressing the student's credentials based on the internship's skill requirements Discovery Ball Auction Solicit silent auction donations Follow-up with donors if additional information is needed or form was not received. Assist in the data entry of auction donation forms. Assist in putting auction items in lots and completing the data entry. Assist in writing auction descriptions. Ensure proper storage of secured auction items Assist with preparations for committee meetings, including creation of event binders Assist with mailings or other duties related to the holidays and to a cause marketing event Event duties as assigned relating to the planning of Discovery Ball 2013. Position Requirements
Undergraduate college students must meet the following application criteria: Full-time student, having completed their freshman year of college; Have a minimum of a B Average (cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale); Participate in the Illinois Division Student Internship program as part of a bona-fide college program that either provides college credit or fulfills a graduation or coursework requirement (such as required field experience); Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester Note: an internship assignment may coincide with a student's last term/semester, however the student is required to disengage upon graduation. Graduate students must meet the following application criteria: Full-time graduate student; Have a minimum of a B Average (cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) Participate in the Illinois Division Student Internship program as part of a bona-fide college program that either provides college credit or fulfills a graduation or coursework requirement (such as required field experience); Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester Note: an internship assignment may coincide with a student's last term/semester, however the student is required to disengage upon graduation Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills Demonstrate significant computer expertise, including MS Office applications Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines Provide professional/academic references upon request from ACS and comply with all ACS pre-employment screening requirements including criminal background investigation Be able to work a minimum of 16 hours a week at the Division HQ office location during normal business operating hours
ACS is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities.