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Special Events Intern

Children's Cancer Association

Children's Cancer Association

Posted: 4/4/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Event Planning, Fundraising, Nonprofit
Type: Full Time

Position Title: Special Events Intern
Supervisor: Special Events Manager
Commitment: 3-4 months; June – October; Must be able to attend an event on October 7, 2017
Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week (flexible schedule)
Salary: Volunteer position, no salary
Benefits: References and recommendations offered, professional and non-profit
experience, learn advanced development and event skills, positive work

Position Summary

Basic Function: Focus on events and fundraising including CCA’s annual Wonderball (October 7, 2017) as well as overall event support, while promoting the mission and interests of Children’s Cancer Association.

Essential Function: Provide, project, event, and administrative support as needed. Duties may include procuring donations, managing online auctions, tracking leads, updating reports, special projects, building manuals, and other duties as assigned by the Development team.

Qualifications: High school graduate. Must have studied nonprofit management, special events, marketing, communications, or related studies in college, or have relevant experience. Priority to graduates or degree-seeking students. Must have strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and word processing skills. Must be able to operate semi-independently and carry out a variety of organizational tasks with limited supervision. Must be organized, efficient, and work well with a variety of staff, volunteers and clients in a casual yet professional work environment. Must be comfortable in an environment supporting seriously ill children and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, an intern is required to stand, walk, sit and lift. Occasionally, the intern is required to lift and/or move up to 25lbs. The noise level in the work place is moderate.

General Information: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.

For questions or more information about Children’s Cancer Association, please visit or call 503-244-3141.

Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
If you are interested, please fax, email, or send resume to:
Children’s Cancer Association
Rachel Trindle, Community Outreach & Volunteer Specialist
1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 140, Portland, OR 97209,, Fax: 503-892-1922


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