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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Event/Communications Intern

  3/24/2011   Huntington's Disease Society of America
 Job Description        

• Provide support to San Diego Chapter with the creation, coordination and execution of events and campaigns, especially Shoot to Cure HD event in June 2011 • Provide support to Board and Coordinator in securing new relationships with, sponsors, companies, teams, donors, foundations, schools, clubs, community, etc. • Work with media outlets and sponsors to publicize events and promote the HDSA mission • Provide support to the Board of Directors as needed • Day to day duties may include: o organizing event auctions o recruiting and coordinating volunteers o updating facebook page o updating community event calendars o sending out solicitation mailings o soliciting inkind donations o supporting Board of Directors meetings with food, agendas, etc. o writing grants o attending health fairs



• Must be college student receiving credit for internship hours. • Must have transportation and be willing to use own transportation to fulfill mission of HDSA (miles driven are reimbursed) • Must have computer with Word, Powerpoint, Excel • Must be available a fixed number of hours per week (flexible with schedule) • This is a 75% virtual position, qualified applicant must be self-motivated and be held accountable for responsibilities • Must be comfortable with calling and following up with potential and current, volunteers, donors, and other constituents.


 Additional Information        

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s Disease. Founded in 1968 by Marjorie Guthrie, wife of folk legend Woody Guthrie who lost his battle with HD, the Society works tirelessly to provide family services, education, advocacy and research to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow to people diagnosed with HD and people at-risk. The award-winning San Diego Chapter began over 10 years ago. The Chapter raises funds to support the UCSD Center of Excellence where people with HD and their families receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social services, in addition to physical and occupational therapy and genetic testing and counseling. A monthly support group is also hosted for people with HD, their families, caregivers and people at-risk. Finally, HDSA is dedicated to finding a treatment and eventually a cure for this devastating disease.


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