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Special Events Intern Ė Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk

Join us for an exciting time in our eventís history; 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk! Recognized as the major philanthropic effort for DCís legal and consulting community, Lawyers Have Heart is the largest 10K in Washington D.C. Founded in 1991 by two of Washington DCís leading attorneys, Alan Raul and Rick Frank, Lawyers Have Heart (LHH) has raised almost $10 million dollars, which has been utilized to strengthen the American Heart Associationís mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

As a Special Events and Development Intern, you will be helping the Lawyers Have Heart team expand their outreach efforts and grow participation. Through performing research, conducting outreach to law firms, businesses, and running communities in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, and developing relationships with future partners, you will gain invaluable experience in event planning, communication, and marketing.

RESPONSIBILITIES
? Perform research and conduct outreach to businesses and organizations in the DC Metro Area
? Draft cultivation letters and other marketing materials to promote Lawyers Have Heart, and acquire new corporate participation
? Assist with the coordination and production of small-scale events for current and prospective partners
? Maintains teamís database on a weekly basis, including entering received donations within a 48 hour time period and utilizing the database to create mailings, emails, and reports on a regular basis as requested.
? Maintains a high level of customer service by responding to customers and volunteer inquiries both internally and externally in a knowledgeable and timely manner regarding AHA related events.
? Supports LHH event logistics including committee meetings, cultivation events, health fairs, and race day.
? Assist with the recruitment and management of volunteers.
? Day-to-day assignments and other special projects related to the coordination and execution of the 2015 Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk.

QUALIFICATIONS
? Recent graduate or degree-seeking individual, who has a strong interest in nonprofit work, health and wellness, event planning, communications and public relations. Preferred majors include: Communication, Advertising, Marketing, Hospitality Management, and the Social Sciences.
? Has experience in working in a fast-paced office environment and performing administrative duties such as: coordinating large mailings, managing databases, and applying advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Candidates with Kintera Blackbaud experience are highly preferred.
? Must be organized, punctual and able to handle multiple projects.

Benefits to Intern:
? Gain practical working skills and experience in the non-profit sector
? Intern will develop documents that can serve as work samples for her/his portfolio
? Networking opportunities and business experience for resume

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Maher at Stephanie.Maher@heart.org. Please put ĎSpecial Events and Development Interní (Lawyers Have Heart) as the subject line. We kindly ask that you do not call about the position. Selected candidates will be contacted via email.

Qualifications:

Recent graduate or degree-seeking individual, who has a strong interest in nonprofit work, health and wellness, event planning, communications and public relations. Preferred majors include: Communication, Advertising, Marketing, Hospitality Management, and the Social Sciences.
? Has experience in working in a fast-paced office environment and performing administrative duties such as: coordinating large mailings, managing databases, and applying advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Candidates with Kintera Blackbaud experience are highly preferred.
? Must be organized, punctual and able to handle multiple projects



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American Heart Association

About the American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is the nations oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives.

Our nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organizations stroke-related activities.

About Lawyers Have Heart:
Lawyers Have Heart (LHH) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. Lawyers Have Heart, more popularly known as LHH, is the largest 10K in DC and the premiere philanthropic effort for DCs legal and consulting community. Since its inception in 1991, LHH has grown to attract over 5,500 participants and supporters and has raised almost $10 million dollars for the American Heart Association. These funds are allocated towards the amazing research, educational and training programs, and other initiatives that the American Heart Association carries out, as a part of its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

American Heart Association    [ All of our Internships ]

4301 North Fairfax Dr. Suite 530
Arlington , VA 22203

Phone: 703-248-1714
Email:  stephanie.maher@heart.org
Website:  American Heart Association

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