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 regional offices in New York and Seattle and a national network of chapters, branches, support groups, local representatives, and activists 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 Senior Manager, Human Resources and Operations at HR@lupus.org or by fax:  202-349-1156.  NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE! Click here to jump to internship opportunities

Development & Fundraising

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Internship Opportunities

 

Development & Fundraising

National Manager, Fundraising Marketing & Community Engagement

Position Summary

In conjunction with the Vice President, Development & Fundraising and the strategic direction of the Foundation, the National Manager, Fundraising Marketing & Community Engagement’s overall objective and responsibility is to support growth and innovation in fundraising marketing and community engagement activities across the Lupus Foundation of America’s Signature Campaigns; Walk to End Lupus Now and Make Your Mark as well as look for opportunities to promote our individual and corporate fundraising efforts.

The National Manager, Fundraising Marketing & Community Engagement will play a critical role in providing strategic direction to improve online performance to support growth targets and innovate online recruitment and engagement strategies to maximize fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively with National Directors, Fundraising staff and Marketing & Communications, this individual will develop and implement national strategies, create tactics and share best practices with the National Network of chapters to increase online revenue through increased constituent engagement.

Primary Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of the National Manager, Fundraising Marketing & Community Engagement include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of marketing strategy development for the Signature campaigns (Walk to End Lupus Now and Make Your Mark)
  • Development of promotion ideas for individual and corporate fundraising efforts
  • In partnership with marketing department lead, facilitate cross functional campaign marketing team
  • Work with National Directors to identify best practices and incentives for online fundraising which will increase participant engagement and overall online revenue
  • Partner with Marketing & Communications and Cultivation Campaigns on fundraising website refresh projects
  • Prepare intelligence on new strategies and opportunities for online engagement, event and donor retention based on industry research. Ideal candidate will be current with interactive fundraising industry trends and best practices
  • In partnership with the Director of Data, Analytics and Operations, develop marketing performance analytics to ensure proper metrics in place to evaluate short term and long term planning and reporting
  • Work in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications department to expand social media opportunities for the Signature Campaigns and serve as the Development & Fundraising liaison for lupus.org website and other social media channels
  • Develop and implement ongoing fundraising campaign messaging strategy and plan for implementation across all foundation campaigns and development activities with specific focus on online engagement and fundraising.
  • Identify and secure cause marketing partners that drive revenue and awareness for the foundation. Manage ongoing relationships for cause marketing partners and marketplace partners and work closely with Marketing on fulfillment of cause contracts.
  • Develop online training for Managers, Walkers, and Volunteers
  • Provide online support and training to National Teams and high level volunteers (as necessary).
  • Develop online fundraising materials and presentations (as necessary).
  • Provide leadership and best practices to the National Network to assist with increased revenue generation and activation locally.
  • Ensures organizational compliance with ethical practices in fund solicitation as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the Lupus Foundation of America’s key initiatives that drives the support of the mission. Works across the organization to ensure Foundation mission is integrated throughout fundraising activities to ensure results are directly tied to volunteer engagement.
  • Perform other development-related duties as assigned by the VP for Development.

Position Requirements

  • 3-5 years relevant professional experience working in an online digital environment
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with Convio/Blackbaud, Luminate Online, and TeamRaiser platforms. Additional experience with major nonprofit CRM solutions including Salesforce and Luminate CRM preferred
  • Creative thinker with strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Strong project management skills and a proven ability to prioritize work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Proven ability to work well in a fast paced and team-based environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt interpersonal and communication style to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Demonstrated ability to turn analytic insights into actionable plans in working with google analytics, metadata and click thru tracking
  • High functioning with computer software and applications with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and comfortable working with HTML5, CSS# and JavaScript languages
  • Previous non-profit organization experience preferred
  • Able to work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization as well as external customers and vendors
  • Able to make, follow through and document accountability for short and long term plans
  • Available for occasional weekend and evening work with occasional travel
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to lift 35+ pounds

Education
Minimum – Bachelor’s degree

 

National Manager, Peer to Peer Fundraising

Position Summary

In conjunction with the Vice President Development & Fundraising and the strategic direction of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), the National Manager, Peer to Peer Fundraising’s objective and responsibility is to provide overall management and growth to the Foundation’s DIY (Make Your Mark®, Team Make Your Mark and In Tribute) campaigns, and lead the efforts to manage Team Raiser and Luminate Online.

As a member of the Development & Fundraising Team, the position is responsible for implementing the LFA’s national, online DIY programs, while working closely with volunteers to reach revenue and participation goals. 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.

Primary Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of the National Manager, Peer to Peer Fundraising include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising

  • Provide overall management of Make Your Mark®, Team Make Your Mark and In Tribute programs, including planning, implementation and year-round cultivation of fundraisers.
  • Implements strategy of third party fundraising and works with the Development Coordinator in the management and growth of the Make Your Mark® program.
  • Responsible for achieving revenue goals through solicitation of sponsorship and support and guidance of participant fundraising efforts.
  • Develop and execute activities focused on increasing revenue and volunteer engagement for Make Your Mark®, Team Make Your Mark and In Tribute programs, which includes revenue, retention and recruitment goals, volunteer leadership development plans, recruitment and cultivation events, budgets, timelines, logistics and marketing for each event.
  • Cultivate and steward Make Your Mark®, Team Make Your Mark and In Tribute programs leadership volunteers, donors, teams, participants by developing and implementing strategies and relationship cultivation activities for successful recruitment, acknowledgement, and retention of volunteers, donors, teams and participants.
  • Proactively seeks out opportunities for regional and national corporate, volunteer and revenue support, as well as cost savings such as in-kind and media partnerships.
  • Manages and assures that cash sponsorships, retail partnerships, in-kind sponsors, media and materials are coordinated through a plan that includes proposal development, prospect identification, cultivation, customer service, retention and recognition.
  • In concert with the Vice President of Development and Marketing, manages income and expenses associated with Make Your Mark®, Team Make Your Mark and In Tribute programs and develops comprehensive campaign records, evaluations, and reports and takes appropriate action to ensure revenue goals are achieved.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of lupus health issues, services, and key initiatives that drives the support of the mission. Ensures the Foundation’s mission is integrated throughout fundraising activities to ensure results are directly tied to volunteer engagement.
  • Ensures organizational compliance with ethical practices in fund solicitation as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the Lupus Foundation of America’s key initiatives that drives the support of the mission. Works across the organization to ensure Foundation mission is integrated throughout fundraising activities to ensure results are directly tied to volunteer engagement.
  • Perform other development-related duties as assigned by the VP for Development.

Data & Web Enterprise Support

  • Serve as the primary contact for updating national Make Your Mark and In Tribute fundraising page content, creating new walk pages and backend support for walk managers
  • Manage inquiries
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Team Raiser (TR) and Luminate Online (LO) as it pertains to all third party fundraising activity
  • Train all users on LO and TR
  • Field, test and validate all technical issues and submit and follow all LO Support Cases through completion
  • Support walk help desk tickets after work hours
  • Pull daily report of duplicate walk pages for Walk Managers


Position Requirements

  • An experienced fundraising professional with a minimum 4-6 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

Education
Minimum – Bachelor’s degree

Development & Fundraising Coordinator

Position Summary

The Development Coordinator will be an integral member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s fundraising team. Working closely with the Vice President, Development & Fundraising and Manager, Development and Fundraising supporting all functions of fund development, this position will be responsible for managing and developing a peer-to-peer fundraising portfolio and will assist with the planning, execution and generation of revenue by supporting day-to-day department administration and organization, tracking gifts, financial reporting and supporting the Foundation’s signature fundraising events, individual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving, research and other development activities.


Primary Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of the Development Coordinator will evolve as the LFA and the LFA’s fundraising and development activities grow. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Fundraising and Development

  • Manage and support DIY fundraising participants in the Make Your Mark™ program
  • Develop and maintain the grant submission calendar, ensure timely and accurate grant submissions, and identify new grant opportunities for the foundation.
  • Assist lead fundraising staff with execution of website updates and enhancement, social media campaigns, email campaigns, marketing & public relations support for the Foundation’s Evening of Hope Galas & Advocacy Summit Dinner
  • Assist lead fundraising staff with execution of website updates and enhancement, social media campaigns, email campaigns, marketing & public relations support for the Foundation’s Evening of Hope Galas & Advocacy Summit Dinner
  • CHC and CFC planning, management and support with Director of Individual Giving
  • Development of documents, letters, web copy, social media posts, and presentations that support the Development Department
  • Manage input of fundraising tracking and expense tracking documents
  • Manage Operational Plan tracking document to ensure plan tactics are supporting the desired Strategic Outcomes
  • Assist as needed with execution of direct response campaigns, planned giving and wills and bequests programs
  • Provide support for Foundation’s Household goods program and vehicle donations
  • Board Development Committee support

Donor Research, Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship

  • Assist lead fundraising staff in data mining to enhance revenue opportunities for the Foundation’s The Evening of Hope Gala and Advocacy Summit
  • Prospect research including: individuals, corporations, foundation and association partners
  • Preparation of miscellaneous reports and tracking documents
  • Manage donor inquiries via phone and email
  • Cultivation and stewardship of assigned donor portfolio

Overall Administrative and Operational Support

  • Development of department processes and systems to streamline workflow and increase efficiency
  • Financial services: invoices and preparation/processing of check requests, expense vouchers and other requests
  • Calendar management and scheduling of department meetings, conference calls and activities
  • Preparation of meeting materials
  • Filing, photocopying, scanning and other clerical duties
  • Execution of in-house mailings
  • When needed, assist with daily mail processing
  • Database maintenance and gift entry during busy times
  • Front reception and phone duties as needed

Partnerships and Integration

  • Interact with all necessary departments to gather information necessary to complete and support Development Department activities

Position Requirements

  • Minimum 1-3 years fundraising experience
  • Proven ability to work well in a fast paced and team-based environment
  • Self-starter and able to work independently while managing multiple priorities and projects and deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt interpersonal and communication style to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Strong analytical skills 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 (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), donor tracking database programs, and fundraising software
  • Previous non-profit organization experience preferred
  • Able to work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization as well as external customers and vendors
  • Able to make, follow through and document accountability for short and long term plans
  • Available for weekend and evening work with occasional travel
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Available for occasional weekend and evening work
  • Ability to lift 35+ pounds

Education

Minimum – Bachelor’s degree

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

 

Data Entry Coordinator

Summary
In conjunction with the Director of Data, Analytics and Operations and the strategic direction of the Development department, the Data Entry Coordinator’s overall objective and responsibility is to provide support for LFA’s data management systems and to assist the LFA staff in support of department-wide goals and functions.

As a member of the Development & Fundraising team, the position is responsible for helping to manage the system data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the database, data input & output, and when necessary, end-user training and support. Responsibilities include importing and exporting of data, extracting and analyzing data, report writing, documenting database changes, and making sure that the database effectively captures donor information and generates accurate financial and analytical reports.

Primary Responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Database Maintenance & Security

  • Work with the Foundation’s fundraising software to ensure download of all online transactions and on a daily basis.
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving to maintain integrity of all data.
  • Assist Fundraising staff to identify what data they wish to capture and record and assist the Director of Data in determining the best structure.

Analytics

  • Assist with the development of and provide analysis on queries, reports, imports & exports - developing spreadsheets tools to manipulate data and develop benchmarking for the Foundation’s fundraising activities.

Donor Support

  • Data Processing to include lockbox, credit card and in house donations.
  • Assist with daily mail processing.
  • Manage execution of Foundation’s donor acknowledgment program for all gifts; annual giving, prospect, online appeals, new donors, lapsed donors, tribute, memorials, workplace giving, and monthly donor programs.

Partnerships and Integration

  • Interact with all necessary departments to analyze and gather report requirements for generating criteria and output.
  • Liaises with database users to recommend and assist in the implementation of new and improved processes.

Position Requirements

  • Highly developed understanding of database systems, and proficient with data entry.
  • Database strengths are essential, with strong preference to development experience. Proficiency in database report writing, queries and exports.
  • Expert level proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Proven ability to work well in a fast paced and team-based environment.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently while managing multiple priorities and projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with high-level attention to detail.
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or Blackbaud is an asset.
  • Able to make, follow through and document accountability for short and long term plans.
  • Able to work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Available for occasional weekend and evening work.

Education

  • Minimum – Bachelor’s degree

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

 

Marketing & Communications

Awareness and Education Program Officer

Position Summary

The Awareness and Education Program Officer is 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the creation of, and directly manage the production and execution of an evidence-based national integrated awareness and education campaign for individuals at risk for lupus, 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

  • MPH or Dr.Ph. is strongly preferred.
  • Federal grant management experience strongly preferred. 
  • Candidate must demonstrate a minimum of + 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 establishing partnerships and working with national and community-based coalitions and organizations.
  • Self-motivated, able to balance multiple and competing priorities or deadlines, excellent organizational skills, and ability to track multiple projects/programs tasks as delegated to program staff.
  • Strong budget management experience, detail-oriented, and able to work well in evolving circumstances.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and coalition building skills with an ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership skills and management experience.
  • A team player who is willing to engage in both strategic and tactical work as needed.
  • Passion for results: the ability to find creative solutions and generate results in a dynamic environment.

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 someone 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 “Awareness and Education Program Officer" in the subject line. No telephone calls, please.

 

Network Development

Development and Fundraising Manager (NE REGION)

Position Summary
As a key member of the Northeast Region team, the primary objective of the Development and Fundraising Manger (NE Region) will be to develop the region in service to the mission of Lupus Foundation of America through revenue generation; volunteer recruitment and management; program support; social media and information referrals. 

The position is primarily responsible for implementing the LFA’s signature Walk to End Lupus Now events in designated geographical areas, while working closely with volunteers to reach monetary and participation goals.  Key functions will include the 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.. 


Primary Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of the Development and Fundraising Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing management of designated Walk to End Lupus Now events, including planning, implementation and post-event cultivation of attendees.
  • Recruiting, managing and supporting volunteer committees as assigned to reach event goals.
  • Achieving revenue goals through solicitation of sponsorship and participant fundraising efforts.
  • Managing 3rd party events in region as assigned.
  • Supporting the national gala through committee support and auction management including managing and executing a solicitation and promotional plan for the gala auction.
  • Maintaining accurate database records and assisting constituents with fundraising software tools.
  • In concert with regional staff, developing relationships with key regional volunteer sponsors and fundraising participants to elevate and maximize revenue impact.
  • In conjunction with national office team and regional staff, facilitate LFA education and support services in designated areas that are consistent with LFA strategic vision and objectives.
  • Developing a current knowledge of lupus health issues, services, and key initiatives that drive the support of the mission. Ensure the Foundation’s mission is integrated throughout fundraising activities to ensure results are directly tied to volunteer engagement.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

  • An experienced fund-raising professional with a minimum 3-5 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.
  • Experience leading 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.
  • Social media experience highly desirable.
  • 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 25-30% of time.
  • Fluency in Spanish is Highly Desirable.

Education

  • Minimum – Bachelor’s degree

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!  Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, 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

Fundraising and Development

 

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. 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.

 

Fundraising and Development Department

Development/Walk Intern

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 and Fundraising Intern

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