Employment Opportunities & Internships

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education and advocacy. The Foundation's national office is located in Washington, DC with field offices in New York, Arizona and California, and a national network of chapters, branches, support groups, local representatives, and activists from across the nation.

Affirmative Action/Non-Discrimination

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. provides equal opportunities in employment to all persons, including handicapped applicants and employees. Our policy prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental handicap, or age.  Furthermore, it shall be the policy of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. to make reasonable accommodations for the physical handicaps of applicants and employees throughout the personnel process.

Employment Opportunities

To apply for any of the positions below, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Human Resource Director at HR@lupus.org or by fax:  202-349-1156.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE! Click here to see internship opportunities

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Education and Research

Development & Fundraising:

Marketing & Communications:

Regional Positions:

Awareness and Education Campaign Manager

Dual report to Marketing & Communications and Education & Research

Position Summary:

The Lupus Foundation of America is seeking an experienced Public Health professional to join our team as an Awareness and Education Program Officer.  This position will be responsible for providing leadership and direction on a new initiative to improve health outcomes and health-related quality of life among individuals with lupus. This person will be responsible for a five-year grant that includes the development and execution of a  national awareness and education campaign; launch of a web-based public resource; overseeing the convening of a national network of lupus partnerships; and coordinating the development and dissemination of lupus self-management education, physical activity and strength training resources. The position has dual reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and the Vice President of Education and Research.

The Program Officer position requires a proven, forward-thinking, and dynamic individual to provide proactive leadership and vision in developing new, innovative programs. This includes having excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to contributing to the creation of, and directly manage the production and execution of an evidence-based national integrated awareness and education campaign for recently diagnosed individuals with lupus, lupus caregivers, physicians and lupus specialists. Engage and coordinate with appropriate national- and state-level organizations within the National Lupus Partners Network (NLPN) to support the campaign. Provide oversight and manage timelines related to the creation of an online resource center for people with lupus, their caregivers and their physicians. Plan for and provide oversight in the development of lupus self-management courses and resources and dissemination to the Foundation’s national network, the NLPN and other relevant partners. Develop and effectively direct program activities to ensure timely completion of deliverables. This includes monitoring ongoing scopes of work and monthly time and effort reports to ensure accuracy of Lupus Foundation of America activities vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments. Working with the health outcomes senior manager, ensure programmatic excellence through development and implementation of performance and outcomes measures. Serve as resource advisor to program staff and support their work by managing resources, time, and information. Administration and oversight of the project Advisory Board. Responsible for completing project reports and providing updates to Foundation’s National Board of Directors, Grant Officers, project Advisory Board and other key stakeholders.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a MPH or Dr.Ph. which is strongly preferred. Federal grant management experience a plus.  Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of 8+ years of progressive professional experience working in the public health field and government-related project management. Demonstrated experience in public health program development, project management, program monitoring and evaluation and reporting. Prior experience working in the area of chronic illness is preferred. Demonstrated ability to create and review financial statements, budgets and work planning documents. Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are required. Spanish proficiency is a plus. Strong project, staff management skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work successfully with cross-functioning teams, consultants and agencies. Experience working with national and community-based coalitions and organizations.

The Lupus Foundation of America offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and employer paid life insurance. A Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, 403(b) plan, vacation and sick leave, personal days and more! Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirement, and a resume to: HR@lupus.org. No telephone calls please. Principals only. AA/EOE.

Education & Research

Junior Health Education Writer

Position Summary:

The Lupus Foundation of America is seeking a Junior Health Education Writer to work under the supervision of the Health Education Sr. Manager.  This position will play an integral role in the Foundation’s Education and Research Department, producing and updating a wide range of health education materials for our constituents.

The Junior Health Education Writer’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, research, write, and edit health education pieces including frequently asked questions, blog posts, and presentations. Research, draft, and finalize health education tools, worksheets, checklists and toolkits for use by people with lupus, caregivers and physicians.  Assist the Health Education Senior Manager with updating all health education information on lupus.org.  Research and vet new resources for people with lupus and caregivers. Turn scientific pieces into lay-friendly pieces that will be useful and accessible to people with lupus and caregivers. Utilize the Foundation’s Content and Branding Guides to create pieces that are consistent with the organization’s voice, brand, and health literacy practices. Update all content tracking documents and spreadsheets.  Learn how to upload new content into the Foundation’s web-based Content Management System.  Manage printed health education materials including tracking, reordering, vendor management, and ensuring that the LFA offices remain stocked with needed materials.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree focused on Public Health, Health Education, or Health Communications. Two to three years of related experience.  Proven experience in writing and editing for a variety of mediums is required.  Demonstrated experience in content development and health education. Excellent oral, written, spelling, and proofreading skills. Must be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects, and work under pressure. Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe. 

Preferred qualifications include: a Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Public Health degree; Spanish proficiency (reading, writing and speaking) and prior experience working with Content Management Systems.

The Lupus Foundation of America offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and employer paid life insurance. A Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, 403(b) plan, vacation and sick leave, personal days and more! Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirement, and a resume to: HR@lupus.org. No telephone calls please. Principals only. AA/EOE.

Development & Fundraising

Walk Manager – Southern California

Position Summary

Join a dynamic team of professionals at the Lupus Foundation of America, as a Walk Manager, in the Development and Fundraising department. In conjunction with the Director of Cultivation Campaigns and the strategic direction of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), the Walk Manager’s objective and responsibility is to provide overall management and growth to the Foundation’s signature Walk to End Lupus Now campaign in Southern California and other regions on the West Coast.  As a member of the Development & Fundraising Team, the position, located in Southern California is responsible for implementing the LFA’s signature Walk to End Lupus Now events in designated geographical areas, while working closely with volunteers to reach revenue and participation goals. In addition, the position will provide support to signature cultivation events in the region to ensure success. Key functions will include the leadership and implementation of event best practices, recruitment and management of high level volunteers through committee development and cultivation, corporate sponsorship and team recruitment to bolster revenue generating activities, oversight and leadership of revenue and expense management for signature and cultivation events.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraising professional with a minimum 5-7 years  of experience in successfully implementing special events, sponsorship sales, volunteer engagement and committee development activities with a proven track record of exceeding fundraising goals. Excellent management skills with the ability to manage complex situations with tact, confidence and diplomacy. Experience working with volunteers and volunteer committees. Ability to establish strong, collaborative relationships and the adaptability to work with a variety of personalities and leadership styles. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt interpersonal and communication style to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. Proven ability to work well in a fast paced and team-based environment. Self-starter and able to work independently and under pressure while managing multiple priorities, projects and deadlines. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with high-level attention to detail. High functioning with computer software and applications with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, donor tracking database programs, and fundraising software. Able to work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization as well as external customers and vendors. Available for weekend and evening work. Ability to lift 35+ pounds. Willingness to travel 50% of time.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., offers a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage.  Flexible Spending Account options, a 403(b) plan, paid vacation, and more!   If interested, please submit your cover letter, including salary requirements, a resume to: HR@lupus.org.  Please include job title in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.

Marketing & Communications

Graphic Designer

Position Summary
The Lupus Foundation of America is currently seeking a Graphic Designer to assist with the design of the Foundation’s print and digital materials for educational and public awareness materials including brochures, annual reports, flyers, event signage, advertisements, email, social media and other digital assets. The designer reports to the  Foundation’s Public Relations Director and will support the Foundation in a wide range of marketing efforts including national campaigns such as the Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™, Lupus Awareness Month, and KNOW LUPUS.

As a member of the Marketing and Communications team, the position is responsible for the design of lupus education and resource materials, i.e. brochures, fliers, fact sheets, and  posters. Key functions include the design of materials specific to certain Foundation campaigns and events, i.e. Walk to End Lupus Now™, Lupus Awareness Month, Evening of Hope Gala. Support design needs for the Foundation’s website and digital platforms, such as the e-newsletter and social media. Manage print production for all Foundation collateral. Support the Marketing Team in maintaining and ensuring brand consistency and voice across the Foundation’s national network of chapters, regional offices and community partners. Work collaboratively and strategically across departments (research, education, advocacy, fundraising, and network development) to support organization-wide design needs. Coordinates projects with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and 3-5 years of graphic design experience. Possess experience and have an understanding of the importance of maintaining a consistent brand identity. Demonstrate an ability to manage a project from concept to completion. Creative ability to think outside of the box. Maintain knowledge of the most current design trends and implement them in designs where appropriate.  Advanced-level proficiency and expertise with various software programs including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (Adobe Creative Suite 5). Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental concepts of print, the web, typography, color, and other basic graphic design principles. Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment.

Consistent in efforts to express opinions and collaborate with the team. Must be detailed-oriented with  excellent organizational skills. Experienced in print production.  Ability and willingness to work on a PC platform. Provide regular contributions to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., offers a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage.  Flexible Spending Account options, a 403(b) plan, paid vacation, and more!   If you are a Graphic Designer who is passionate about using his/her skills to make a difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you!  Please submit your cover letter, including salary requirements, a resume, pdf portfolio or portfolio link to: HR@lupus.org .  Please include “Graphic Designer” in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.

Regional Opportunities

Director of Development (Pacific Northwest Region)

Position Summary

The Director of Development will be responsible to lead, manage, develop, and expand programs that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and increase the region's revenue. Work in conjunction with the Regional Director and volunteer leadership to increase the revenue of assigned fundraising activities. Ensure that the fundraising and non-fundraising priorities of the LFA grow through increased corporate, family, volunteer, and other consistent involvement. Organize and manage appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising programs.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, support and maintain the vision, mission, priorities, and guiding principles of the LFA. Understand and serve as a key leader in implementing the strategic direction and purpose of the region. Formulate, implement, and lead strategies and tactics for fundraising and development activities to sustain continued growth, maximum penetration of core market areas and opportunities for expansion where appropriate. Serve as the lead staff driving revenue cultivation and retention for all Fundraising Events (Walk, Gala and additional events as assigned) in the region. Provide strategic direction and active leadership for major external and community development activities such as corporate partnership development, volunteer leadership development, marketing, and communication programs.

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of progressively responsible and related fundraising experience with a minimum of 3- 5 years in a supervisory capacity required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive experience managing, executing and growing fundraising events. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources. Volunteer management experience. Understanding of computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint). Social Media Marketing experience. Bi-Lingual in English/Spanish desirable, but not required. Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.

The Lupus Foundation of America offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and employer paid life insurance. A Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, 403(b) plan, vacation and sick leave, personal days and more! Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirement, and a resume to: HR@lupus.org. No telephone calls please. Principals only. AA/EOE.

Administrative Assistant (Pacific Northwest Region)

The Lupus Foundation of America is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join us in the Pacific Northwest. The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus – one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases – while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.

The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to region staff and volunteers by assisting in ongoing office, fundraising, and other Region priority activities. Prepare routine correspondence, schedule appointments, screen and direct telephone calls, and respond to inquiries. Understand the LFA and region activities, operations, policies, and procedures to perform all duties.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, support and maintain the vision, mission, values and priorities of LFA. Coordinate the functioning of the region's daily operations, projects, and tasks. Understand the strategic direction and purpose of the region and conform to stated strategies and business needs. Provide administrative support for fundraising activities, which includes tracking all donations, maintaining the current database of prospects and preparing information needed for meetings, where applicable. Maintain the region computers, database and files. Ensure accurate and timely input of data concerning fundraising events, leadership, volunteers, and donors. Retrieve information from database for reports as required. Oversee the preparation of all financial reporting and record keeping. Ensure that the region is complying with LFA Accounting Policies. Provide information to the Regional Director for the preparation of reports to the Board and the national office. Serve as the first point of contact for incoming calls to the regional office and facilitate the appropriate handling of caller needs.

A H.S. diploma, GED, or equivalent. Some college preferred. Three or more years of office experience required. Nonprofit office experience highly desirable. Knowledge of and experience in administrative procedures, such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. Knowledge of coordination of people and resources, planning, and resource allocation. Computer proficient in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access). Experience using databases. Competence and experience with financial reporting. Development and preparation of presentations. Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. A team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must develop and maintain relationships. Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment.

The Lupus Foundation of America offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and employer paid life insurance. A Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, 403(b) plan, vacation and sick leave, personal days and more!

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirement, and a resume to: HR@lupus.org. No telephone calls please. Principals only. AA/EOE.

Internship Opportunities

An internship at the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is a pre-arranged, structured learning experience scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience must be relevant to the intern's academic and professional goals, and to the programs and activities of the Foundation. An internship is performed under the direct supervision of a LFA staff member.

Positions are available during throughout the year, based on the projected workload of the host department. Information regarding various internship opportunities may be obtained by contacting the Foundation at HR@lupus.org. Please reference "Internship Opportunity" in your email.

General Information:

  • Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Most positions are unpaid, but a small stipend may be offered for some positions.
  • Full-time and part-time positions may be offered.
  • All LFA interns must be at least 16 years old.

Opportunities:

Marketing and Communications

Network Development

Fundraising and Development

Advocacy and Government Relations

Marketing and Communications Department

Copywriter Intern

Position Summary:
The Marketing and Communications department is seeking a Copywriter Intern to join our team! Our team is responsible for writing a substantial amount of content: newsletter articles, fliers, ads, engaging social media messages, video copy, blog posts, press releases, and compelling website copy. The ideal internship candidate should have strong writing skills, be able to write with creative flare as needed, and have the ability to integrate the Lupus Foundation of America’s brand tone and voice in all communications. We are looking for someone who wants a challenge, has the passion for helping a great cause, and the drive for success.

Responsibilities will include: Researching, developing, writing, and proofreading content (newsletter articles, copywriting for awareness campaigns, etc.); generating original copy ideas which grab the attention of the Lupus Foundation of America’s target audience.  Creating tagline, slogans, body copy, scripts, etc.; contributing to social media campaigns; assisting with website copy, email copy, marketing materials, press releases, and blog posts; updating brand guidelines; and assisting with metrics and tracking.

Qualifications:
An English, Journalism, or Communications major is preferred. Must have a basic understanding of SEO and social media copywriting needs. Exceptional writing and editing skills required. Familiarity with AP Stylebook. Familiarity with submitting press releases. Highly creative, imaginative, and have superior interpersonal skills. Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently or in a team-oriented and entrepreneurial environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be self-motivated, have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.  An interest in popular culture, new advertising trends and techniques is a plus!  Previous intern and/or copywriting experience is preferred. A strong interest in marketing and willingness to learn. Ability to work hard and have fun!

This internship position will remain open until filled.  We offer a flexible start date and work schedule.  A minimum of 15 – 20 hours per week.  This is an unpaid internship, college credit may be provided.

If interested and qualified, please forward a cover letter and resume to: HR@lupus.org or fax to: 202-349-1156.  Please include “Copywriter Intern” in the subject line.

Marketing and Communications Intern

Position Summary:
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. – National Office is seeking a Marketing and Communications Intern with an interest in the nonprofit field to assist with all aspects of communications and marketing. Support departmental staff with the development and implementation of public awareness campaigns. Based on experience level, assist with communications strategy development and program management. Draft fact sheets, press releases, and other materials. Create weekly media clip report. Assist with the development of media lists and distribution of media releases. Assist with social media planning and website support depending on applicant’s and skill and background. Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
A junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in communications, marketing, or public relations is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher. Strong writing and editing skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, self-starter, equipped with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Must have the ability to meet deadlines. Previous intern or communications experience is a plus! This is an unpaid position, however, a travel allowance and college credit may be provided. This position will remain open until filled, with a flexible start date and work schedule – minimum 10-15 hours per week.

If interested and qualified, please forward a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: HR@lupus.org or FAX to: 202-349-1156. Please include “Communications Intern” in the subject line. NO telephone calls, please.

Graphic Design Intern

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is seeking a Graphic Design Intern with an interest in the nonprofit field to assist with the design of LFA materials-flyers, brochures, and advertisements.

Position Summary:
Design LFA educational and public awareness materials, i.e. brochures, flyers, posters, and advertisements.  Design materials specific to certain LFA campaigns, i.e. Walk to End Lupus Now or Lupus Awareness Month. Based on experience, may also assist with the design of LFA website.  Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
A junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in graphic design preferred.  Familiarity with desktop publishing software-Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or InDesign.  Previous graphic design experience.  A self-starter who is self-motivated and equipped with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.  Must have the ability to meet deadlines.  Previous intern or graphic design experience is preferred. A minimum of 15 work hours per week is required.

This is an unpaid position, however, a travel allowance and college credit will be provided. This position will remain open until filled, with an immediate start date.  If interested and qualified, please forward a cover letter, resume, and two work samples to: HR@lupus.org or FAX to: 202-349-1156.  Please include “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line. NO telephone calls, please.

Online/Social Media Intern

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is seeking an Online Social Media Intern with an interest in the nonprofit field to assist with the management of the LFA website (www.lupus.org) and social media. 

Position Summary:
Responsibilities include making regular content updates to LFA website and blog. Assist with the management of LFA online/social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Assist with monitoring and reporting on performance of LFA website and online advertising campaign. Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
A junior, senior, or graduate student in graphic/web design preferred.  Previous intern or web design experience is preferred.  Familiarity with HTML, Flash, Dreamweaver, and web-based content management software.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is self-motivated and equipped with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Must have the ability to meet deadlines.  Access to high-speed internet connection and computer capable of running Windows software.  Flexible scheduling and start date, with the potential to work remotely.  A minimum of 10-15 hours is preferred.   

This position will remain open until filled. Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter and resume to: HR@lupus.org or FAX to: 202-349-1156.  Please include “Online Social Media Intern” in the subject line. NO telephone calls, please.

Network Development Department

Affliate Member Services Intern

Position Summary:
The Network Development Department works and consults with the Lupus Foundation of America’s 22chapter affiliates to increase the overall capacity of our national network and assist chapters in delivering the Foundation’s mission. We provide coaching in organizational leadership, finance, operations, board development, fundraising and event planning.

The Affiliate Member Services Intern will have an opportunity to develop a variety of non-profit management skills and support planning for major training events, like the Leadership Institute and CEO Roundtable. Opportunities are also available for focused projects to support affiliate organizations in areas of interest. The internship dates are flexible; however a three month commitment is preferred. The individual should expect to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Research and support capacity- building grant proposals. Collect and analyze year end statistical surveys and financial reports. Field public inquiries and track information requests. Support the coordination of meetings and teleconferences.

Qualifications:
A junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in non-profit or public administration, public health or a related field. Strong demonstrated interest in nonprofit leadership and health organizations. Excellent research, oral and written communication skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills; detail oriented. Comfortable with independent work and self motivated. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office. This is an unpaid internship, with the opportunity to receive college credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@lupus.org or by fax: 202-349-1156.  NO telephone calls please. 

Fundraising and Development Department

Development/Walk Intern - National Office (Washington, D.C.)

Position Summary:
The Lupus Foundation of America is currently seeking an Intern for the Development and Fundraising department. The Walk intern will work closely with the National Walk Manager and National Walk Coordinator to provide support in order to ensure smoothly functioning and successful Walk to End Lupus Now events.  The Intern will assist in the growth development of the Walk to End Lupus Now program by working with media in select markets to promote the Lupus Foundation of America Walk; distributing Press Releases, Media Alerts, and PSA’s to local radio and television stations; creating and posting Walk information on media’s Calendar Listings; conducting research of prospects for sponsorship and participation; and assisting the Development Team with other assignments as needed.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor or Master’s degree, or currently enrolled in a degree program, with a major in Marketing, Communications, or related field.  Strong demonstrated interest in nonprofits and health organizations.  Excellent research, oral, and written communication skills.  Superior planning and organizational skills. Candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently.  Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.

This is an unpaid internship, offering a dynamic work environment, for applicants interested in events, fundraising, and media. The internship is available during the spring and/or summer and a minimum of 15 work hours is required.

If interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, resume, and include "Development/Walk Intern (National Office)" in the subject line to: HR@lupus.org or FAX to: 202-349-1156. NO telephone calls, please. Principals only. AA/EOE.

Development/Walk Intern - California

The Lupus Foundation of America is currently seeking an Intern for the Development and Fundraising department, to work from our Cerritos California Office.

Position Summary:
The Walk intern will work closely with the National Walk Manager to provide support in order to ensure smoothly functioning and successful Walk to End Lupus Now events.  The Intern will assist in the growth development of the Walk to End Lupus Now program by working with media in select markets to promote the LFA Walk; distributing press releases, Media Alerts and PSA’s to local radio and television stations; creating and posting Walk information on media’s Calendar Listings; conducting research of prospects for sponsorship and participation; and assisting the Development Team with other assignments as needed.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field, or currently pursuing.  Strong demonstrated interest in nonprofits and health organizations.  Excellent research, oral and written communication skills.  Superior planning and organizational skills. Detail-oriented and comfortable with independent work and self-motivated.  Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office. This is an unpaid internship, offering a dynamic work environment, for applicants interested in events, fundraising, and media. The internship is available during the spring and/or summer and a minimum of 15 work hours is required.

If interested and qualified, please forward a cover letter and resume to HR@lupus.org or FAX to: 202-349-1156.  Please include “Development/Walk Intern - California” in the subject line. NO telephone calls, please.

Development and Fundraising Intern

The Lupus Foundation of America is currently seeking a Development Intern to work during the Spring and Summer 2013 semesters.

Position Summary:
The Development and Fundraising Department is al leadership, finance, operations, board development, fundraising and event planning.

The Development and Fundraising Intern will prospect research including: individuals, corporations and organization, foundation and association partners.  Prepare miscellaneous reports and track documents.  Draft letters, documents, and occasional writing assignments.  Assist with in-house mailings.  Some clerical duties, such as filing, photocopying, faxing, etc.

Qualifications:
A junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in non-profit, public health or a related field. Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities and projects.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Computer literate, experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.  This is an unpaid internship, with the opportunity to receive college credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@lupus.org or by fax: 202-349-1156.  NO telephone calls please.

Corporate Development Intern

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (National Office) is seeking a Corporate Development Intern to work closely with the Vice President of Development and Fundraising.

Position Summary:
The Corporate Development Intern will assist in the growth of corporate development to conduct research for the development of Corporate Prospect Lists – Corporate Partnerships, and Corporate Donation opportunities. Assist in developing the Lupus Foundation of America inventory – benefits packages. Other duties related to corporate development as assigned.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a degree program.  Strong demonstrated interest in nonprofits and health organizations.  Excellent research, oral, and written communication skills.  Attention to detail with excellent planning and organizational skills. Candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter and resume to: HR@lupus.org (please include “Corporate Development Intern” in the subject line) or FAX to: 202-349-1156.  NO telephone calls, please.

Development/Walk Corporate Development Intern

Position Summary

The Walk Corporate Development intern will work closely with the National Director of Corporate Engagement to provide support in order to ensure smoothly functioning and successful Walk for Lupus Now events. The intern will assist in growth development of the Walk for Lupus Now corporate  program by: researching local companies in 9 markets to determine opportunity for engagement. Creating  prospect lists with contact information. Making contact with leads on the list through email and cold calls. Conduct research of prospects for sponsorship and participation. Assisting the Development team with other assignments as needed. Learning Objectives include: Conducting market research and collecting essential information for outreach efforts. Identify potential corporate leads utilizing a set of guidelines. Utilize various outreach efforts for recruitment.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or currently enrolled in an applicable degree program. Strong demonstrated interest in nonprofits and health organizations. Excellent research, oral and written communication skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills; detail oriented. Comfortable with independent work and self-motivated. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office. Comfortable with cold-calling.  A minimum of 15 – 20 hours per week is required.

To apply, please send a cover letter, re:  Corporate Development/Walk Intern, and resume to: HR@lupus.org or by fax: 202-349-1156.  NO telephone calls please!

Advocacy and Government Relations Department

Public Policy and Government Relations Intern

An exciting opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in the areas of advocacy, health policy, and insurance coverage working in the Government Relations Department of a mission-driven health nonprofit.

Position Summary:
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. has an internship opportunity for a health policy or political science student to perform advocacy activities and project management.  You can create a flexible internship schedule that complements your school obligations and work directly with two experienced public policy specialists in order to learn the inner workings of advocacy and government relations.  You will have the opportunity to:

  • Support the growth of lupus grassroots advocacy.
  • Research the health care needs of people with lupus.
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and health care briefings from various stakeholders.

This is an unpaid internship.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a degree program.  Strong demonstrated interest in public policy/government relations, health care, and access to medical treatments.

Applying for an Internship

If you are interested in this exciting internship, please forward a cover letter (explaining your interest and work availability by including days/times and desired start and end dates of internship) and resume to Sara Chang, Government Relations and Public Policy Manager, at: chang@lupus.org  or FAX to: 202-349-1156.  NO telephone calls, please.

For additional information about internships, please contact HR@lupus.org. Resumes may be faxed to 202-349-1156.

Updated January 15, 2016