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Internship Opportunities

Development Intern

The Development department is responsible for the fundraising efforts for the organization. There are many fundraising initiatives-working with corporations and foundations, generating donated goods and services (in-kind), developing cause-related marketing campaigns, generating funds for our endowment, raising money in the schools and in the workplace, as well as our internal and external events.
Summary: Provide support to development staff. This intern position will work with the following areas: External Events, Internal Events, National & Corporate Partnerships.
Office Locations: Buffalo, Rochester, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Medical Outreach Intern

Description: A Medical Outreach intern works with the Medical Outreach Director on the implementation of the chapter's Medical Outreach Marketing Plan. 

Requirements: The ideal intern should be an energetic individual with good communication skills and strong attention to detail. This is a fast-paced environment where the ability multi-task is essential. Finally, knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and internet is helpful.

Time Commitment: Two full non-consecutive days per week 
Ideal majors: Bachelors of Social Work, Medical, Nursing, Psycho-Social Services, and CCLS

Expected Assignments: Daily tasks would include making phone calls to medical facilities, community partners, processing, data entry, assisting with preparation for outreach events, following up with medical staff on missing paperwork, and performing other additional duties as assigned.  Intern should be able to accompany Medical Outreach Director on outreach visits if needed. 

Office Locations: Lake Success

Program Services Intern

The Program Services department (Wish granting) is responsible for the processing of each and every wish that comes through our doors as well as hosting those children from across the country and around the world whose wishes are granted in Metro New York and Western New York.
Summary: Provide support to program services staff responsible for the coordination and administration of wishes.
Office Locations: Buffalo, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Special Events Intern

The Special Events department is responsible for creating, managing and coordinating our internal and cultivation events throughout the year.

Summary: Provide support and assistance to special events staff on all internal events

Office Locations: Buffalo, Rochester, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Volunteer Resources Intern

The Volunteer Resources department is responsible for recruiting, screening, placing, training, managing and recognizing the outstanding efforts of our volunteer corps.

Summary: Provide support to volunteer resource staff.

Office Locations: Buffalo, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

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