Join Joslin Diabetes Center for an internship and acquire first-hand experience in a busy and fast-paced event fundraising organization. This internship is best for someone who is a journalism or similar major and excels at research and writing. Highly effective organizational skills are a must. This is a remote opportunity.
At Joslin, every person is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications through a relentless pursuit of our mission: To improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education, and research that will lead to prevention and cure of the disease.
The role of the Development department is to increase philanthropic revenue for the Center. This is done through fundraising events, direct mail and securing individual, corporate and foundation support.
In particular, this internship will work closely with the events team within the Development Department. This team works on the special fundraising events, community events, cause marketing, and Team Joslin programs that raise over $3 million for the Center. Specifically, you will work primarily on our 22nd High Hopes Gala, our largest fundraiser. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of insulin we will be honoring 100 individuals, corporations and foundations that have contributed to the management of diabetes following this discovery. As part of our event, we will create videos and a coffee table book highlighting these entities.
At the end of the internship, you will have created copy for multiple videos and will have a published book. You will also have learned the fundamentals of Event Fundraising in a Development shop as part of a Harvard Medical School affiliated diabetes center.
Duties may include:
· Researching “the 100” honorees
· Writing a 1–2-page summary of each that is accurate, interesting and entertaining
· Proof materials for print and email communications including emails, program booklet and more.
· Obtaining appropriate photos and/or videos of each honoree through research of public records, Joslin archives or family/corporation/foundation.
· Write brief synopsis of each honoree 1-2 sentences for inclusion in video script.
· Maintain tracking of honoree information including photos, videos and bios.
· Research appropriate individuals close to honoree and identify them for Gala committee recruitment.
· Assist team members with packages for Team Joslin, Community Champions, Gala and other events as needed.
· Other duties as assigned.
· Ability to commit to a minimum of 20+ hours a week between July and November 2021
· Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Journalism, Writing, Literature and Publishing, Communications or a related field
o Excellent research, writing and editing skills
o Outgoing, flexible, and detail-oriented
o Strong oral and written communication skills
o Ability to effectively communicate with senior level staff
o Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, mainly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
o Ability to work independently; this is a remote opportunity and hours are flexible
· This is a non-paid internship; for college credit only.
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Brenda Goodell at Brenda.Goodell@Joslin.Harvard.edu. Please include your availability – the date you are available to start and your desired schedule for the semester (days and hours).
Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.