Job Description


Job Title: Intern, Relationship Events

Location: Chicago, IL

Part Time: 20 Hours or Less (one semester)

Reports To: Sr. Specialist, Strategic Partnerships & Events


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 1,700 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.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

The Intern, Relationship Events will be responsible for providing support around the team event portfolio and the sports partnerships initiative.  This collaborative position requires strong relationship building skills, writing and prospect research skills, and experience in executing nonprofit events. The candidate must thrive in a fast paced and team environment.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide event activation and stewardship support to the team
  • Assist with planning and execution of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Games with team, chapter staff, and outside parties as needed
  • Conduct research on prospects and potential donations from local contacts
  • Work with event leads on the home office gala event portfolio
  • Help with proofing and copyediting of print and digital event materials, including social media
  • Aid in the acknowledgement and receipt process for the team
  • Contribute to the strategic partnerships and events team


  • Bachelor's degree completed or in progress required
  • Desire to work within development and fundraising and demonstrated success working within the nonprofit or a similar space.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communicator with strong problem solving and negotiating skills.
  • Self-starter and results oriented with ability to focus on and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Relationship builder with a strong focus on customer service in every interaction.
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions 
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to handle stress


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.

Application Instructions

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