2017 Programs/Event Intern

Best Buddies Wisconsin

Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is the world’s largest program dedicated to creating friendships and jobs for people with intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies has seen explosive growth – which has become a worldwide movement – with programs in all 50 of the United States and on six continents and impacting the lives of more than 990,000 individuals each year. Please visit our website at http://www.bestbuddies.org/wisconsin for complete details about our organization.


Position Details

2017 Programs/Event Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI

Dates: May 30, 2017 – August 31, 2017

Hours: 10-15 hours per week

Supervisor: Mackenzie Sanger, Senior Program Manager (414)271-1470

Intern Site: 10425 W North Avenue #340 Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Duties: This internship will focus on the 2017 Best Buddies International Student Leadership Conference 

Communication: Execute mass communication (participants, parents, supporters, staff, board members, etc.) through a variety of channels. Organize weekly/monthly communication (phone, e-mail, text, etc.) with Leadership Conference attendees including, but not limited to, student leadership socials, parent nights, and Ambassador get-togethers.

Donation/Sponsorship: Secure a number of donated items and services pre-event and post-event. Retain spreadsheet with donor information and manage donor logistics/follow-up.

Logistics: Must be available to attend Leadership Conference (July 21-July 24). Support Leadership Conference attendees and chapter activities focused around Leadership Conference. Support logistical aspects of travel, food, and housing at, before, and following Leadership Conference.

Program: Support other programmatic needs as needed – specifically for Best Buddies Wisconsin friendship programs.

  • Reliable transportation available 
  • Adaptability to ambiguous situations 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Organized/detail oriented 
  • Communication and problem solving skills

Valuable non-profit experience including fundraising, donor relations, event planning, research and development; credit hours (if applicable). Please note – there is no financial stipend for this internship.

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