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Company/Organization: Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter


Upon selection, the Intern will work in the Patient Services Department, under the direction of the Patient Services Manager, approximately 20 hours per week (hours can be adjusted as needed). The duration of the internship is contingent upon the completion of assigned projects and/or graduation. The LFANC is a statewide team of committed people who are passionate about the mission and driving positive change for those affected by lupus.

Scope of Internship:
The Intern will assist the chapter with key tasks related to the chapter’s patient services for those living with lupus.

Professional and educational development includes:
• Field inquiries from lupus patients/caregivers through resources available through the LFA or other agencies
• Assist with the development and implementation of patient education events (i.e. workshops and educational summit)
• Update and maintain chapter Information and Referral Guide
• Work with Patient Services Committee to shape development and direction of programs
• Develop and/or update data collection and evaluation methods and tools
• Recruit and secure volunteers for ongoing projects


Student must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or a recent graduate. Preferred area of studies are in communications, public health, social work, nursing, pre-med students, non-profit management or a closely related field. Spanish language ability is a plus.
• Strong interest in patient services in the non-profit sector
• Ability to take initiative, set priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks
• Interest and ease with working with diverse populations
• Strong level of personal initiative and organization
• Has the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
• Commitment to our mission of providing free patient services to all lupus patients and their families
• Basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office


20-30 hours per week


January - May

Start Date:

January 2017

End Date:

, Flexible

February 2017
patient    health 
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Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. The LFANC is the only statewide lupus organization in North Carolina.

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter envisions a world without lupus. The organization will advance the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure and improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

The Lupus Foundation of America North Carolina Chapter is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, and advocacy.

With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, we:

support research and conduct education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life;
provide information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and,
conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus, and advocate on their behalf.

Over 30 years ago, a handful of people in North Carolina dreamed of serving those in our community who had been affected by lupus. It was this dream that lead to the formation of the Lupus Foundation of America, Winston-Triad Chapter. In time, a similar group of individuals were inspired to create the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. Over the decades, the two chapters have changed thousands of lives because of a commitment that has remained focused on making a difference in the lupus community. In 2013, the two respective chapters joined and formed the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC).

Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter    [ All of our Internships ]

4530 Park Road, Suite 302
Charlotte, NC 28209

Phone: 704-716-5640       Fax: 704-716-5641

Email:  info@lupusnc.org
Website:  Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter

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