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Event Planning/Program Summer Intern

Organization Overview:
Bounce Children’s Foundation transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families,
shifting all from surviving to thriving.

Focused on filling the gap in the continuum of care for the nearly 1 in 5 U.S. children who battle disease/disability, Bounce’s unique portfolio of highly effective, free programs, builds the resilience needed to cope with the ongoing, unexpected, setbacks that define chronic illness. Integrating an innovative combination of family adventures, education to strengthen vital coping skills, themed family care packages, access to resources, and continual peer support, Bounce creates a warm and welcoming community. Currently, Bounce serves over 400 chronically ill children and their families in the Chicagoland area.

·      Bounce Bash®: from every-day, to once-in-a-lifetime, family adventures

·      Bounce It Forward®: turning donated tickets into unexpected fun
·      Bounce Back Kits®themed family care packages that distract and ease stress
·      Bounce Academy®: strength training for vital coping skills
·      Bounce Net®: 24x7 private, online community and safety net

Internship Overview:
Bounce is looking for a thoughtful, organized individual, who shares our passion for transforming lives, to assist in program development and execution. Candidates should have advanced written and verbal communication skills, an outstanding customer service orientation, and preferably have prior event planning experience. The ideal intern is self-motivated, forward thinking, able to work independently, results oriented, and a team player. As a Bounce intern, you will have a direct impact on those we serve and learn the inner workings of not-for-profit program management.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. Interns can work toward course credit, if discussed/approved in advance. Internships typically align with the academic term, specific start/end dates are negotiable. Interns work ~10 hours a week. On-site in our Deerfield office is preferred as it provides the best learning experience, however hybrid internships are also available. 

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
·      Support of Bounce Bash, Bounce It ForwardBounce Back Kit, Bounce Academy and Bounce Net 
o  Assist with brainstorming topics, implementing virtual events, and program evaluation of Bounce Bash, Bounce It Forward, & Bounce Academy 
o  Assist with researching, organizing and assembling care package items for the Bounce Back Kit program
o  Assist with developing Bounce Net discussion topics/content and tracking involvement
·      Assist in creation/maintenance of marketing materials to recruit families
·      Research and update Bounce Internal Resource Guide
·      Assist in tracking and analyzing program impacts
o  Supporting the management photo/video galleries
o  Assist with developing/maintaining program evaluation surveys
·      Assist in overall operations
Learning Objectives:
·      Program strategy and evaluation
·      Event scheduling and planning
·      Not-for-Profit Management
·      Program Strategy

Required Qualifications:
·      Currently enrolled college student (3rd or 4th year standing preferred)
·      Strong verbal & written communications skills
·      Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs and internet-based research
·      Attention to detail, well organized, proactive, flexible, self-starter, and dedicated to helping in a support role
·      Ability to handle multiple deadlines in a changing environment
·      Passionate about learning and supporting Bounce Children’s Foundation’s mission
·      Stipends vary between $500-$750 depending on length of internship and hours worked.
Application Process:    
To apply, submit the following to
1. Resume
2. A cover letter, no more than 1 page in length that includes:
a. The start and end date of the period that you are available to work
b. Your available number of hours per week and preferred schedule
c. A narrative description of your relevant skills and experience
d. Will you be interning for credit towards a degree?