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Volunteer Internship with Rare Disease Organization

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Recurrent Meningitis Association | Hayden, ID
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Recurrent Meningitis Association


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

January 1, 2019

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


The Recurrent Meningitis Association (RMA) is looking to recruit a Communications Intern (unpaid) as an integral part of our team. The Communications Intern will work closely with the Founder and the Executive Director to lead a variety of projects aimed at outreach and education regarding recurrent meningitis. This is an excellent opportunity to hone skills while working in a non-profit setting that will benefit a large number of people.


This unpaid internship requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours/week. This position may be carried out remotely, with bi- weekly updates provided to RMA organizational leaders. All candidates must submit a resume and writing sample, and will undergo an interview process.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Regularly updating social media platforms, including providing important updates regarding advances in medicine, treatments, and other relevant issues to members
  • Helping RMA to remain current on all activities of valuable partners
  • Assistance with the development of informational pamphlets and brochures for members as well as medical professionals
  • Assistance with the development of a webpage and resources regarding the RMA patient registry


Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of a variety of social media platforms
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Superb oral and written communications skills in English
  • The ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times
  • Possess or currently working toward a degree in communications, public health, or any related field.
  • High proficiency with office suite
  • Adequate understanding of medical terminology
  • Graphic and video editing skills are valued


Expectations:

  • The ability to work remotely with minimal oversight
  • The ability to contribute at least 10 hours weekly
  • The ability to produce a bi-weekly progress report and to attend call-in meetings as needed


About the Recurrent Meningitis Association:


The Recurrent Meningitis Association (RMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to make an impact within the lives of those with recurrent meningitis. A special focus of our organization is recurrent viral meningitis, for which there is little research as well as physician awareness. We hope to make an impact by advocating for patients, allowing for peer support, and by actively promoting and engaging in research.


The number of those affected by recurrent meningitis worldwide is relatively unknown, a fact that RMA wishes to change. Those affected by recurrent meningitis will experience meningitis, sometimes requiring hospitalization, many times throughout their lives.

The Recurrent Meningitis Association (RMA) is looking to recruit a Communications Intern (unpaid) as an integral part of our team. The Communications Intern will work closely with the Founder and the Executive Director to lead a variety of…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and a writing sample (at least 500 characters) to recruiting@recurrentmeningitis.org. One of our leadership members will respond promptly.


We look forward to meeting you!

To apply, please submit a resume and a writing sample (at least 500 characters) to recruiting@recurrentmeningitis.org. One of our leadership members will respond promptly.


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Location

9323 North Government Way, #329, Hayden, ID 83835
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