December 2, 2009

Internships available in Atlanta

Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Program
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the nation’s leading non-profit providing Crohn’s and colitis research, patient and professional education, support and advocacy. The mission of the CCFA is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America has internship positions in the Atlanta office available. The office is located at 2250 North Druid Hills Road, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30329. CCFA internships are unpaid, though college credits may apply.

Internships are available for Spring 2010 (January-May), Summer 2010 (May through August); Fall 2010 (August through December) and Spring 2011 (January-May).

Internship Requirements
□ Commitment to a 20 hour work week over 15 weeks (schedule is flexible)
□ Enjoy interacting with people in person and on the phone
□ Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
□ Ability to lift 25 pounds repeatedly
□ Experience with Microsoft Office and web-savvy
□ Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of assignments
□ Attention to detail and accountability
□ Currently enrolled as a undergraduate or graduate student

What we look for
□ Positive attitude
□ Self-motivated
□ Excellent customer service skills
□ Hard worker
□ Fast learner
□ Strong communication skills
□ Have serious interest in non-profit or community health sector

What we offer
□ Exposure to non-profit operations
□ Knowledge of available health resources
□ Experience with:
o logistical planning of grassroot community events (with post follow up)
o program planning and development for patient education
o program planning and development for camp oasis
o volunteer management and recruitment
o patient support group management
o grant writing
o implementation of marketing strategies for events
o program development and promotion for continuing medical education symposium (CME)
o program evaluation
o social marketing (facebook, blogs and twitter)
o health promotion program planning
o health policy and advocacy

How to apply

1) Internship Application Form (contact Mary Ball at for form)
2) Resume or curriculum vitae including honors, awards, etc

After being pre-selected you will additionally need to provide:

1) Two letters of recommendation from faculty
2) Official school transcript
3) Background check through CCFA National Headquarters

Once accepted, the interns start and end dates will be determined. The intern will collaborate with the faculty advisor and Education and Support Manager on goals and objectives to be met by the end of the internship period.

Please email (preferred), fax or mail your application form and resume by the appropriate deadline:

Mary Ball, MPH
Education and Support Manager
2250 North Druid Hills Road, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-982-0616
Fax: 404-982-0656

Deadline dates:

Please contact Mary Ball for current application deadlines for 2011


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