2014 Internship Opportunities

The Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Gift Development is seeking two motivated, highly organized undergraduate or graduate students to serve as project managers for the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center’s “Miles for Myeloma” fundraising event, which has generated more than $2.4 million for research since 2005.

For the past nine years, IU Simon Cancer Center oncologist Rafat Abonour has run and cycled from Indianapolis to a different city in Indiana to raise awareness about myeloma, a rare blood cancer, and funds for research focused on this deadly disease. Many of his patients serve on an event planning committee, but two interns are needed to support the planning and execution of the 10th anniversary of this event.

The intern will have a highly flexible work schedule, including working some hours off-site. Some examples of intern projects include:

  • Updating website language and working with IU web team to enhance content
  • Assisting patients and their families with developing personalized letters for their individual fundraising campaigns
  • Meeting the ongoing needs of patients and donors by providing reports, writing thank-you letters, etc.
  • Assisting the patient volunteers in the planning of Miles for Myeloma, including attending all monthly planning committee meetings and keeping minutes
  • Interacting with various vendors and other professionals to plan and execute all aspects of the event

This position would begin in May 2014 and end in December 2014. As the event is set for Oct. 2-4, interns who are available only during the summer months will not be considered. Interns will be paid a stipend for their work.

For more information

To learn more, contact Amber Kleopfer Senseny at akleopfe@iupui.edu or (317) 278-4510.

Note: Resumes will NOT be reviewed unless they include a cover letter.