At Susan G. Komen Michigan, we know that every employee, intern and volunteer plays a role in furthering our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to create a workplace that attracts and retains a diverse group of passionate, committed and talented individuals. For us, it’s not just about making a living. It’s about making a difference.

Current Openings

To inquire about current internship opportunities, please email us at info@komenmichigan.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

    Title: Community Events Intern
    Reports To: Alicia Brink, Community Events Coordinator
    Status: Intern (12-20 hours per week)
    Pay Rate: 
    Unpaid
    Location: 
    Mid-Michigan (Lansing Office)

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Assist with Komen national fundraising programs including, but not limited to, Yoplait’s “Save Lids to Save Lives” program, Wacoal Fit for the Cure®, Rally for the Cure®, etc.
    • Discovering and following up on sales leads.
    • Communicate with current and future events to assist with planning and follow-up.
    • Communicate with past and future donors via phone calls, e-mail campaigns and mailings.
    • Research potential Third Party, corporate sponsors and partners.
    • Create social media content as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Qualifications
    • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.
    • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate.
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Flexible scheduling preferred.
    • Strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel).
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or be a graduate of a College or University.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive to local events.

    Other
    • Ability to lift / carry 15 pounds; capable of standing for one hour or more.
    • Candidate may need to use their personal computer.
    • Candidate may be subject to a criminal background check.

    Benefits
    • Opportunity to gain insight into the not-for-profit sector or health field
    • “Hands-on” environment with individuals who respond to critical community issues.
    • Develop above-entry-level skills.

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alicia Brink at abrink@komenmichigan.org. Include the title of the position in your subject line.

    Title: Community Events Intern
    Reports To: Alicia Brink, Community Events Coordinator
    Status: Intern (12-20 hours per week)
    Pay Rate: 
    Unpaid
    Location: 
    West Michigan (Grand Rapids Office)

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Assist with Komen national fundraising programs including, but not limited to, Yoplait’s “Save Lids to Save Lives” program, Wacoal Fit for the Cure®, Rally for the Cure®, etc.
    • Discovering and following up on sales leads.
    • Communicate with current and future events to assist with planning and follow-up.
    • Communicate with past and future donors via phone calls, e-mail campaigns and mailings.
    • Research potential Third Party, corporate sponsors and partners.
    • Create social media content as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Qualifications
    • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.
    • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate.
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Flexible scheduling preferred.
    • Strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel).
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or be a graduate of a College or University.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive to local events.

    Other
    • Ability to lift / carry 15 pounds; capable of standing for one hour or more.
    • Candidate may need to use their personal computer.
    • Candidate may be subject to a criminal background check.

    Benefits
    • Opportunity to gain insight into the not-for-profit sector or health field
    • “Hands-on” environment with individuals who respond to critical community issues.
    • Develop above-entry-level skills.

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alicia Brink at abrink@komenmichigan.org. Include the title of the position in your subject line.

    Title: Development Intern
    Reports To:
    Katie Hess, Development Director, and Alicia Brink, Community Events Coordinator
    Status: Intern (12-20 hours per week)
    Pay Rate: 
    Unpaid
    Location: 
    Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo Office)

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Assist with Komen national fundraising programs including, but not limited to, Yoplait’s “Save Lids to Save Lives” program, Wacoal Fit for the Cure®, Rally for the Cure®, etc.
    • Discovering and following up on sales leads.
    • Communicate with current and future events to assist with planning and follow-up.
    • Communicate with past and future donors via phone calls, e-mail campaigns and mailings.
    • Research potential Third Party, corporate sponsors and partners.
    • Create social media content as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Qualifications
    • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong time-management, organizational and research skills.
    • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate.
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Flexible scheduling preferred.
    • Strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel).
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or be a graduate of a College or University.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive to local events.

    Other
    • Ability to lift / carry 15 pounds; capable of standing for one hour or more.
    • Candidate may need to use their personal computer.
    • Candidate may be subject to a criminal background check.

    Benefits
    • Opportunity to gain insight into the not-for-profit sector or health field
    • “Hands-on” environment with individuals who respond to critical community issues.
    • Develop above-entry-level skills.

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to both Katie Hess and Alicia Brink at khess@komenmichigan.org and abrink@komenmichigan.org. Include the title of the position in your subject line.

    Title: Community Outreach and Education Manager
    Reports To: 
    Mission Director
    Benefits: Paid vacation and holidays, health insurance option, auto & cell phone stipend

    Basic Function
    The Community Outreach and Education Manager (COEM) will lead Komen Michigan’s breast cancer-specific, community health outreach and education programs. As the organization identifies gaps in breast health services through the annual community profile process, the COEM will align community partners and programs to increase screening rates in priority communities. The COEM will also design and support innovative, community-based programs to help attain Komen’s goal of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% over the next ten years.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate education and outreach training programming, ensuring programs are culturally competent for priority communities, including African American, Hispanic/Latino, and rural individuals.
    • Maintain a comprehensive database of community resources and financial assistance programs.
    • Respond to calls and emails for breast health assistance and connect people with appropriate resources or information, including tracking calls and following up to confirm resolution of the issue.
    • Manage and expand existing outreach programs including Pink in the Pews and Oremos en Rosa.
    • Direct annual review of education materials and education outreach programs.
    • Provide monthly progress reports to Mission Director on regional growth.
    • In partnership with the Volunteer Manager, manage education event coordination. Field calls, gather pertinent information, determine best use of resources, and coordinate to meet needs with other members of the team.
    • Work closely with Volunteer Manager to support volunteer training.
    • Manage affiliate interns and volunteers to implement distribution. Develop and support training program for advocates, trainers, and educators in the community.
    • Assist with development of new and existing grant applicants.
    • Assist in local coalitions to strategically align mission partners to strengthen the continuum of care and support mission goals.
    • Support completion Community Profile and Annual Report
    • Assist in advocacy and public policy efforts. Attend coalition calls and meetings, coordinate with Board members for support of initiatives on an as needed basis.

    The Ideal Candidate
    • Embodies inclusion and equity principles as core values<
    • Ability to excel at “train the trainer” program design, implementation, and management.
    • Great servant leadership skills.
    • Empathetic and cares deeply about the people we are trying to help.
    • A strong decision maker with quick sifting ability.
    • A proven advocate who has strong relationships in the African American and Hispanic/Latino communities.
    • Highly skilled communicator.
    • Is a self-starter with creative problem solving skills and a love of working as a team.
    • An action-obsessed person who is optimistic and resilient.
    • Is humble and a life-long learner.
    • Views the community as their office.

    Position Qualifications
    • Health-related formal education, community health background and/or comprehensive medical certification highly preferred. May consider a combination of training and experience.
    • 4 years of experience in related field with strong track-record of success.
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving records and have access to a reliable vehicle.
    • Strong demonstrated abilities in written and oral communication, and interpersonal relations.
    • Comfort and ability to interact professionally with partners, volunteers, survivors, grantees, board members, and the public personally and by phone.
    • Comfort and ability with public speaking and discussing breast health, cancer and related topics.
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity and dedication to inclusion required.
    • Diplomacy, flexibility, effective leadership and team building skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Hockin at shockin@komenmichigan.org. Include the title of the position in your subject line.