The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. We are an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. We work to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services, public education, federal and local advocacy, and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. We work to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Special Event Intern will assist Event Planners with special projects and administrative duties as assigned – including vendor research, selection and management, assist with social media and communications - including creating media lists, pitching feature stories, writing articles for newsletters, assistance with email correspondence and organization, shadowing on venue walkthroughs and vendor meetings, assistance with on-site event set up and break down, assistance the day of the event (may be on your feet for up to 12 hours at a time on event days), walk-related mailings, pre-walk inventory and shipping labels, contact information gathering
(schools, organizations, etc.) and subsequent mailings, matching gift forms, volunteer collation (sorting by availability/requested assignment), create walk binder and associated printing, DIY/Digital event material mailings, printing and assembling credential badges assembling participant bags before Walk (t-shirts, brochures, giveaways, etc.) and other special event related tasks.

Education and Experience

  • All applicants must be available to commit to a 4-7 month internship.
  • Must be a Junior or Senior in college to be considered for the internship.
  • Completion or working toward event management certificate or hospitality degree, preferable with an interest in non-profit development and event planning.
  • Possess a passion for marketing and event planning industry
  • Graphic design experience is a plus. Please confirm specific graphic design experience when applying
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to collaborate positively with teams
  • Self-motivated, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented, ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Outgoing, articulate and personable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working on social media platforms with an elevated level of professionalism
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a level head

To Apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to