Special Event/Development Internship



Hours per week





333 East 38th Street
New York
New York
United States


Organization Overview:

For 66 years, the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) has helped the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center grow into one of the most comprehensive programs for children with cancer and blood disorders. CCBF's mission is threefold: to provide clinical care for children with cancer and blood disorders; to foster research to help understand the causes of these disorders; and to sponsor the fellowship training of pediatricians in pediatric hematology and oncology.


CCBF seeks a dynamic self-starter to assist with event planning and fundraising efforts. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning more about non-profit fundraising and event planning. CCBF is a small nonprofit and this internship offers practical hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain valuable skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting staff with logistics associated with special events, including assisting with creation of invitation list, all logistics, soliciting sponsors, communicating with vendors and venues.
  • Manage and implement a plan for securing auction/raffle items and in-kind donations when necessary.
  • Recruit individuals to volunteer at special events.
  • Attend all scheduled events.
  • Assist staff with grant application writing and tracking.
  • Assist with conducting prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Support marketing operations by compiling, formatting, and reporting information and materials.
  • Assist in other related projects as assigned.


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably with an interest in non-profit development and event planning
  • Previous internship or related experience in fundraising or event planning
  • Most be computer literate
  • Professional demeanor and excellent phone etiquette
  • Must have good organizational skills, knowledge and ability to follow instruction.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in conjunction with a team
  • Self-motivated, good organizational and interpersonal skills, and detail-oriented.

Time Commitment: flexible

How To Apply


Interested candidates should email: jzaleski@childrenscbf.org with a resume and introduction.

Not phone calls please!