Job Opportunities

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: Marketing & Communications Intern
    Reports To: Jen Henkel, Director of Donor Relations
    Status: Intern
    Hours: Flexible (10-30 hours per week), some nights and weekends required
    Compensation: Unpaid
    Location: Grand Rapids primarily, with occasional travel
    Semester: Fall, Winter, and Summer
    Travel: Occasional within Mid/West/Southwest Michigan
    Number of Openings: 2

     Basic Function: The Marketing & Communications Intern will assist with Social Media and various Affiliate communications including projects focused on the Susan G. Komen signature events, social media, event marketing campaigns, newsletters, volunteers, database management, mailings, press releases and more depending on the time of year in which the internship takes place.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Create social media content as needed and assist with the management of the Komen Michigan social media accounts.
    • Research and report on new social media trends and services.
    • Analyze social media statistics and adjust marketing plan as needed.
    • Research potential promotion opportunities for the Affiliate and its signature events.
    • Create communication pieces for Affiliate events including Race for the Cure, Powerfully Pink and more.
    • Assist with the management of e-mail inquiries.
    • Create emails for volunteer recruitment and donor stewardship
    • Assist at events & 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.
    • Knowledge and experience with social media platforms
    • Strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or be a graduate of a College or University.
    • Web and/or graphic design experience is preferred.

     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.

    To apply, send resume and cover letter to Jen Henkel, Director of Donor Relations at jhenkel@komenmichigan.org.

    Title: Community Events & Donor Stewardship Intern
    Reports To: Jen Henkel, Director of Donor Relations
    Status: Intern (12-20 hours per week)
    Pay Rate: 
    Unpaid
    Location: 
    West Michigan (Grand Rapids Office)

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Discovering and following up on event 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 Jen Henkel at jhenkel@komenmichigan.org. Include the title of the position in your subject line.

    Title: Grant Management Intern
    Reports To: 
    Sarah Hockin, Mission Director
    Hours: Flexible (10-30 hours per week), some nights and weekends required
    Pay Rate: 
    Unpaid
    Location: 
    Flexible
    Semester: Fall, Winter or Summer
    Travel: Local with Mission Director
    Number of Openings: 1

    Job Description
    The Grant Management Intern will support the Mission Director with the Community Grant and Small Grant processes and its overall mission to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Assist in management of year-round grants calendar (application deadlines, report deadlines, etc.).
    • Review historical documents and preserve content for easy reference.
    • Conducting prospect research and analysis.
    • Attend grant writing workshop(s).
    • Assist in the review of grant applications for compliance and selection for grants slate.
    • Communicate with applicants throughout the process.

    Secondary Responsibilities
    • Assist with database management and process improvement.
    • Assist with the management of email inquiries.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Qualifications
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student of a College or University.
    • Pursuing a degree and/or have interest in Nonprofit Administration, Legal Studies, Business or related field.
    • Enthusiasm, positive attitude, and professional manner.
    • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate.
    • Effective time management and project management skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Leadership and follow-up skills.
    • Comfortable working with a diverse population.
    • Knowledge of planning and strategizing of financial and budgeting issues.
    • Track record of strong writing, research and formatting skills.
    • Willing to learn new computer applications.
    • Strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    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.

    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.

    Applications are processed on a rolling basis until the 1 available position is filled: early application is encouraged. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Title: Community Outreach and Education Intern
    Reports To: 
    Sarah Hockin, Mission Director
    Hours: Flexible (10-30 hours per week), some nights and weekends required
    Pay Rate: 
    Unpaid
    Location: 
    Flexible
    Semester: Fall, Winter or Summer
    Travel: Local with Mission Director
    Number of Openings: 1

    Job Description
    The Community Outreach Intern will support the Mission Director with educating and engaging diverse West Michigan constituencies about Komen Michigan and its mission to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. This internship is intended for a student interested in engaging a diverse group of community members and organizations in various breast health-related issues.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Cultivating relationships with for-profit and nonprofit organizations and community members for cross-promotion of events and development of participation in breast health education opportunities
    • Research potential community outreach opportunities.
    • Assist in communication outreach strategies.
    • Develop and implement community outreach events – individually and in partnership with other organizations.
    • Coordinate elements of promotional and grassroots marketing activities to enhance public awareness.
    • Attend and/or facilitate community outreach events.

    Secondary Responsibilities
    • Assist Volunteer Manager with recruiting for major events.
    • Assist with the management of e-mail inquiries.
    • Assist with database management.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Qualifications
    • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student of a College or University.
    • Pursuing a degree and/or have interest in Nonprofit Administration, Legal Studies, Business or related field.
    • Enthusiasm, positive attitude, and professional manner.
    • Quick learner with the ability to self-motivate.
    • Effective time management and project management skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Leadership and follow-up skills.
    • Comfortable working with a diverse population.
    • Knowledge of planning and strategizing of financial and budgeting issues.
    • Track record of strong writing, research and formatting skills.
    • Willing to learn new computer applications.
    • Strong computer skills, including strong experience in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    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.

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

    Applications are processed on a rolling basis until the 1 available position is filled: early application is encouraged. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.