Why not invest in a cause? Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. The National MS Society address the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW, and are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.
Join the Movement. The National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter has exciting opportunities for unpaid internships in multiple departments:
Volunteer Management Internship
As the Volunteer Management Intern you will gain valuable experience learning about the planning and execution of fundraising events by working closely with the logistics, development, and volunteer management teams. You will assist in coordinating event logistics, finalizing event preparations, researching event venues and providing volunteer trainings. You will have opportunities to research organizations to recruit volunteers, a critical element of event planning and will work to coordinate volunteer schedules. You will also have the opportunity to observe staff and learn how they coordinate with sponsors, participants and donors to plan and execute multiple large-scale events. Timing of the internship will be a fixed duration contingent on the student’s schedule and needs.
The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong organizational, time management and planning skills are a must. Prior experience in fundraising, planning, organizing and managing events is helpful. Good oral and written communication skills are requested. Must be available to work events taking place on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Must have valid driver’s license.
Special Event Internships
The National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter has an exciting opportunity for an unpaid intern in the Event Operation Department. Job functions to include but not limited to serving as lead on specific Walk MS tasks including municipality permits, in-kind donations, committee support and other Walk MS tasks; assist with operations and planning of Chapter events; assist Development Coordinator-Volunteers and Outreach with Do it Yourself (DIY) events; and assist in soliciting in-kind donations to support Chapter events.
The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong organizational and planning skills are a must. Prior experience in fundraising, planning, organizing and managing events is helpful. Good oral and written communication skills are requested. Must be available to work events taking place on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Must have valid driver’s license.
Internship would consist of 20-25 hour per week (flexibility is available).
Mission Delivery Intern
Help the Mission Delivery Intern Department. Among signed duties the intern will compile data, produce reports and assist with the planning and execution of programs and services offered by the Mission Delivery Department.
Job functions include but are not limited to: identify and recruit community resources to enhance the Chapter’s current service provider database, assist in gathering data and conducting data analysis, support various aspects of client programs and services.
The applicant must have excellent writing, oral communication and phone skills. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as computer skills, are required. The ability to work independently and take initiative is essential. The applicant must possess the interest in learning about non-profit communication and public relations.
Minimum of 8 hours per week required.
Marketing Communications Writing Intern
Help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter’s marketing communications department raise awareness about MS, the Chapter’s programs and services, and fundraising initiatives that support the mission to find a cure. Duties may include writing and editing articles, electronic communications, press releases and miscellaneous printed materials. Additional duties may include research and data gathering, maintaining community event calendars and updating media contacts. Strong writing skills and experience with Word and Excel are required. Knowledge of AP Style and print or electronic design a plus.
This is an unpaid internship focused on providing real-world experience in a non-profit setting that students can use to advance their career development.
Essential Job Functions and Related Duties:
Organize, research, proofread, edit and/or write content for Chapter’s quarterly magazine, various electronic communications, press releases, miscellaneous print pieces and website content. (35%)
Gather data to support Chapter communication efforts. (35%)
Maintain community calendar listings and/or media contacts lists to promote Chapter events. (15%)
Other projects in support of the Chapter’s communication efforts as assigned. (15%)
Exceptional writing skills
Excellent interpersonal communication and phone skills
Interest in learning about non-profit communication, marketing and/or public relations
Comfort in speaking with others and working with a variety of people
Ability to work independently and take initiative, especially on research projects
Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills
Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Experience with desktop publishing, graphic design or HTML a plus
Full- or part-time college student or graduate student pursing a degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related communication field, or business or non-profit management. Commitment of one semester (or 8 to 12 weeks in summer), minimum 8 hours per week (may be spread across multiple days), on site at the Chapter office in Hartland with some flexibility to work off-site on a per-project basis.
The Wisconsin Chapter has an exciting career opportunity for a Development intern. This unpaid internship is designed to assist the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter in projects related to donor identification, cultivation and stewardship. The intern will play an active role in the preparation of special, high-level donor events, mailings and other activities that build relationships with the Chapter’s donors. The intern will also assist in researching, identifying donor opportunities and drafting reports, as necessary. This internship will provide direct mentoring, practical development application experience and hands-on special event planning.
Qualifications include working on attaining a Bachelor’s degree. Excellent writing, oral communication and phone skills. Interest in learning about donor development. Comfortable speaking to others and working with a variety of people. Ability to work independently and take initiative. Strong organizational, multi-tasking and computer skills.
If you are interested in any of these great opportunities and want to work with one of Milwaukee’s Top Workplaces, please send your resume and cover letter to:
National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter
Lisa Turnacliff, Office Manager
1120 James Drive, Suite A
Hartland, WI 53029
or email Lisa.Turnacliff@nmss.org
Questions? Please call the Wisconsin Chapter at (262) 369-4400 or (800) 242-3358.