Fall Internship – Special Events Muscular Dystrophy Association

From an alum of our program, McKenna Mitchell-

I wanted to reach out again because we have another internship opportunity at MDA for the fall semester, and I would love to see another Belmont student in our office. Especially if they are from the Communication Dept. 😉

Below is the description of this unpaid/college credit internship:

The Special Events and Development Intern will assist with core job functions of the District office. He/she will gain experience working directly with MDA Fundraising and/or Family Support and Clinical Care Teams and MDA families. Duties will include assisting in the execution of major fundraising and/or Family Care and Clinical Support programs such as Muscle Walk, Fill the Boot, Consumer Engagement programs, etc. They will provide assistance to the District office team and perform additional duties as needed. The objective of this internship is to foster the development of the intern by working with all levels of the office to complete programs and learn both professionally and personally about MDA and the non-profit industry.


Special Events- assist in volunteer recruitment and miscellaneous tasks as needed.

Summer Camp Program- assist in preparation, servicing, and follow through of summer camp program.

Fill the Boot – work with lead and team to facilitate press releases; assist with coordination and implementation of media kickoffs.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Communication Skills: Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively. Initiative – Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team; exhibit sound and accurate judgment, including prioritization and time management skills.
  • Customer Service:Prioritizes internal and external interactions, maintaining the highest standard of donor interactions and responding in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility: Remains open-minded and changes opinions on the basis of new information; performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change; manages transitions from task to task effectively; adapts to varying customer needs.
  • Professionalism: Work well in a fast-paced environment; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; positive/upbeat attitude.

If anyone has any questions or is interested in applying, please email resume and cover letter to Milan Whatley at mwhatley@mdausa.org.


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