Internship and Community Service Opportunities

**All positions on this page are unpaid. College credit can be offered.**

 Mini Golf Tournament Organizer

Looking to do something meaningful this summer?  Like a challenge you can do with friends?  LOVE Mini Golf?

Fifteen mini golf tournaments will be organized by “interns” around the country who are high school or college-aged, and who want to learn more about non-profit work, event planning and fundraising as well as supporting a cause.  Each tournament will be held on behalf of an area family affected by chronic kidney disease.  To read some of their stories, click here.

Interns can complete this project from their home and community throughout the year.  All participants will receive internship or community service credit and a letter of reference as well as the all the personal benefits that come with benevolence.  It will involve approximately 80-100 hours. 

The internship will involve:

  • Participation in bi-weekly training conference calls
  • Determining and securing a location near you for the mini golf tournament
  • Inviting 18 friends to be team captains of foursomes
  • Helping friends/peers to set up online fundraising pages and fundraise
  • Working with your group to acquire community sponsorship
  • Lining up entertainment for the event
  • Overseeing all day-of and post-event logistics.

Interns will be organized by a coordinator from our national office and will be a youth-driven event.  Most importantly, interns should be excited about raising awareness, about an internship opportunity and about mini golf!   

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!  

For more information, contact Lauren Lee at call 610.540.0186 x32

 

Office Intern

The NephCure Foundation seeks enthusiastic, self motivated individuals for their Summer 2013 Office internship. A commitment of 15 hours a week is required (which can be broken down to roughly 3 days in the office) to gain a broader sense of the company, as well as our client. Interns will work under close supervision of staff and will be provided with learning opportunities inside the office. You will be working on various projects in all departments. We are a ‘get it done’ environment where everyone pitches in. This position is unpaid and credit can be given.

Skills: Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office, detail oriented, able to complete tasks with deadlines, and possess excellent communication and writing skills. A general understanding of nonprofits is encouraged, but not required.

Hours/Credit: Must complete a minimum of 15 hours per week. Depending on school policies, 3-6 credits can be awarded for this position. THIS INTERNSHIP IS UNPAID.

For consideration, please email letter of interest and resume to jmartin@nephcure.org or call 610.540.0186 x27

 

Graphic/Web Design, Multimedia, Illustration or Gamification Internship

You’re a graphic/web/multimedia design major or coding rock star looking for an internship. But you want an internship that is both cool and productive as a tool for getting an actual job so you don’t have to live with your parents post-graduation. Am I right? Enter: Vizion Group. 

Vizion Group seeks well-educated, driven individuals who can collaborate on teams and operate independently. Ideal candidates will have a working knowledge of Adobe CS applications and a can-do attitude. Previous experience at a design firm is a huge bonus. Note: You should have existing coding skills if you’re interested in a gamification internship, 

Don’t do: Organize paper clips or get coffee for your boss. 

- Compensation: For credit and possible travel stipend. 
- Location: On-site and remote (telecommuting) opportunities available. 
- To apply: Email your resume and writing samples (all mistake free and in PDF format) to Tim Davis at tdavis@viziongroup.net

Journalism/PR internship

You’re a journalism/PR/marketing major looking for an internship. But you want an internship that is both cool and productive as a tool for getting an actual job so you don’t have to live with your parents post-graduation. Am I right? Enter: Vizion Group. 

Do: Join our dedicated team and build your portfolio by writing releases and news articles, developing and updating marketing materials and conceiving and developing mind-blowing (yet effective) campaigns. Have you ever cold called a newspaper, magazine or blog to pitch a story? You may. With your help, we will maximize our effectiveness and improve our ability to serve our non-profit and sports marketing clients around the globe. 

Vizion Group seeks well-educated, driven individuals who can collaborate on teams and operate independently. Ideal candidates will be familiar with AP style and have experience writing and editing news or magazine articles. Experience at a college newspaper or marketing/PR firm is a huge bonus. Are you a Photoshop or InDesign wiz? Even better. 

-Compensation: For credit and possible travel stipend. 
-Location: On-site and remote (telecommuting) opportunities available. 
-To apply: Email your resume and writing samples (all mistake free and in PDF format) to Tim Davis at tdavis@viziongroup.net

 

Registry Internship

NephCure Foundation has recently launched a NephCure Kidney Network Patient Registry to support our mission of advancing research on idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome. NephCure Foundation gives highly qualified undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital Patient Registry Project. Three- Four month terms are available.

We are looking to add an intern to the NephCure team to further enhance the services we provide to our patients, their families, health professionals and broad range of constituents. This position is unpaid and college credit can be offered. This individual must have strong knowledge of biology, clinical or basic science research and databases.  This critical position requires creative thinking, a solutions-oriented mindset and multi-tasking proficiency.

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for coordinating fundamental functions of NephCure Kidney Network Patient Registry
  2. Assist in patient outreach in order to update, manage and curate the Registry data
  3. Provide critical help to patients in updating their clinical records on the Registry
  4. Assist in curation and management of the Registry data
  5. Assist in marketing NephCure research opportunities
  6. Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature and provide updates for the Registry Website
  7. Assist in developing strategic partnerships with pharmaceuticals and academic institutions
  8. Assist in budget preparation and management
  9. Assist in management and organization of educational programs nationwide
  10. Provide critical help in updating and curating the constituents records in Raisers Edge Database
  11. Be a responsive resource to patients and families dealing with NS and FSGS

Requirements:

US Citizen or US permanent resident (Alien Registration number is required for US permanent residents).

Currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, undergraduate/graduate school. If a recent graduate, graduate degree must have been awarded no more than two years prior to application deadline. Pre-Med students will be preferred.

Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (minimum) for applicants who have not yet received a Master's degree.

The applicants must have science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: pre-med, public health, epidemiology, nursing, health education, science writing or biostatistics.

Strong computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Excellent writing, verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Must be able to meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and act in a professional and positive manner when dealing with the public.

A working knowledge of the non-profit and philanthropic industry a plus. 

An understanding of renal biology and kidney diseases a big plus.

How to Apply:

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Please email your resume and cover letter to aswan@nephcure.org

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