DE&I Outreach Intern (Development)
PAID INTERNSHIP -- $17.00 PER HOUR
The Alzheimer's Association is working to address disparities in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The purpose of this role is to increase the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter’s capacity to increase reach, access, and participation in care and support amongst communities disproportionately impacted by the disease.
Underrepresented and underserved communities are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia, and yet are less likely to be diagnosed; less likely to be recruited to participate in research; and less likely to have access to care and support services. See the Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer’s Fact Sheet.
With this demand, the Alzheimer’s Association requires more funding to provide these needed services. The events are also a primary way to build awareness of our cause. This intern will assist with the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature events, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s ® , The Longest Day®, the Ride to End Alzheimer’s and associated events. Within our dynamic Development team, the intern will help raise awareness and promote these events in underserved communities in
Boston and/or Lawrence.
The start date is flexible based on the school schedule. Please indicate your preferred start date. Job functions will vary based on semester and the timeline/tasks associated with that time frame.
The Development Intern will, in coordination with our Development Department through Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and Ride to End Alzheimer’s,etc. in the following ways:
- Conduct research about local organizations that serve key diverse communities
- Assist in outreach to donors, businesses, sponsors and volunteers by phone and email
- Recruit team captains, leads and participants
- Assist newly registered participants with setting up websites
- Assist with the mailing of marketing materials
- Participate in regular meetings with the staff teams
- Conduct outreach to community and school groups to encourage participation
- Assist with welcome calls and emails to new registrants, including notification of upcoming
events, providing fundraising ideas, etc.
- Assist with planning and promotion of pre and post event gatherings such as volunteer
orientations and kickoff events
- Coordinate public awareness events in local communities
- Bilingual; especially preferred would be Spanish/English or Haitian Creole/English
- Familiarity with Hispanic/Latino culture
- Comfort with doing outreach in person and via phone, chat, Google Meet, etc.
- Self-starter with ability to manage tasks independently with minimal
- Outgoing, energetic personality
- Strong organizational and customer service skills are a must, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem-solving abilities]
- Proficient in Google Drive, Google Docs, Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Interest in special events and fundraising a plus
Schedule: 8-15 hours per week, flexible hours, hybrid work (home, community, office)
Position Location: Waltham, MA, Worcester, MA
Full time or Part time: Part-time, 8-15 hours per week
Position Grade: 301 - Paid internship
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.