Internship: Race for the Cure intern, Susan G. Komen, Atlanta

Race for the Cure Intern

Reports to: Julie Brock

Position Status: Intern (unpaid)

Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week thru May 7th required; May 31, 2015 preferred.

About Susan G. Komen®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer

forever. In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today,

Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower

people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The Greater Atlanta Affiliate, established in

1991, is one of 114 Affiliates in the U.S. and Europe. In 2015, Komen Atlanta invested over $1.5 million in grants to 16

local organizations funding lifesaving education, patient navigation, treatment support and treatment programs in our

fifteen county service area. Since 1991, Komen Atlanta has invested over $41 million in local programs, funding

potentially lifesaving services for underserved individuals.

Position Overview & Basic Function:

The Race for the Cure Intern will assist with various projects focused on our Race for the Cure event. The content will

revolve around the area of special events, with opportunities to assist with event logistics, database management,

mailings, social media marketing, sponsorship fulfillment, and gamification while responding to inquiries from the public

about the Affiliate’s Race for the Cure event.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Assist Race Manager with event logistics, details, and planning for the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure on


 Track vendor information and event equipment.

 Respond to event correspondence.

 Assist with Race participant recruitment which may include assisting in marketing strategies as well as

contacting targeted Race participants via email/phone to cultivate relationships.

 Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Education:

 Must be able to attend the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 7, 2015.

 Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.

 Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.

 Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate.

 Have strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Offices (i.e. Word, Excel)

 Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or be a graduate of a college or university


 Ability to lift / carry 30 pounds; capable of standing for one hour or more.

 Position will need to use their personal computer.

 Candidate may be subject to a criminal background check.


 Opportunity to gain insight into the not-for-profit sector.

 “Hands-on” environment with individuals who respond to critical community issues.

 Develop above-entry-level skills.

To apply for the internship, email a resume and writing sample to Trista McGlamery at