Sports Marketing and Community Relations Internship
REPORTS TO: Director of Fundraising Programs (Jeff Baxter – [email protected])
DURATION: Summer 2018 Semester (May to August): Full-Time 40 Hours – Paid
LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation.
JOB SUMMARY: Our Community Engagement and Events Team is a dynamic group responsible for engaging thousands through sports each year to support the needs of the foundation. In this fast-paced role, you will be responsible to assist on a range of projects including market research, community engagement, designing marketing campaigns, internal operations of community engagement events, and assisting on developing innovative techniques to engage targeted athletic communities across the country. This position is open to students looking to gain well-rounded experience and exposure to aspects of the sports and non profit event industry including Sports Management, Sports Marketing, Communications, Community Engagement/Relations, and Coaching – all while making a difference in the lives of families who are affected by cancer. The internship is conditional on the successful completion of a background check and availability provided during the interview.
ABOUT THE HEADSTRONG FOUNDATION: The HEADstrong Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving lives affected by cancer. HEADstrong was founded by Nicholas Colleluori, a Division I athlete entering his sophomore year at Hofstra University when he was terminally diagnosed with cancer. His public fight from the sidelines captivated the nation and from his hospital bed he created an organization focused on empowering student-athletes to improve lives affected by the disease. His vision was simple yet critical; helping real families when they needed it most, providing support so that families may live with a greater dignity and normalcy. Colleluori fought to improve the inpatient experience, the affordability and accessibility of care and tackled the general concerns facing the patient population.
Understanding the ripple effect and impact that a cancer diagnosis had on a family, Colleluori championed efforts to support caregivers and capital projects to improve accommodations. He built an awareness platform driven by lime green shoelaces, the national awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He empowered his own family and in the last days of his life asked them to pick up the ball where he left off. It’s a promise that the Colleluori family continues to fulfill through the essential programs and services offered by the HEADstrong Foundation, www.HEADstrong.org. HEADstrong invests more than $.90 of every dollar into a service offering 100% committed to improving the quality of life for families affected by cancer. HEADstrong grants financial assistance, funds projects to improve the inpatient experience, provides meals and outlets of entertainment, delivers comfort kits, peer support and most notably operates Nick’s House™, a haven of comfort for families seeking comprehensive cancer care.