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Events Intern 

About the Organization

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We're dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.  


As a member of the event planning team, this position will assist with planning and execution of the annual largest single fundraising event for the organization. Apply knowledge, interest, and passion of the fundraising, development, and event planning industry. Learn all aspects of event execution from start to finish, understand the importance of documentation, practice effective communication skills and accomplish an organized presentation of silent auction items. Engage with colleagues, volunteer committee members, contributors, and vendors. Assess and celebrate the success of the team’s efforts. Apply skills of planning and execution with smaller, internal meetings and events throughout the internship period. Align daily activities with the strategic and operational goals of the organization.


  • Engage in supporting all internal meetings and events by applyings skills of planning and execution throughout internship period.
  • Learn and participate in deadline driven promotions, communications, logistics, coordination and execution of annual fundraising special event.
  • Learn communication techniques to achieve contributions of silent auction donations, execute coordination and presentation for the event.
  • Learn and engage in various committee work, ensuring thorough documentation of full event planning process.

If this sounds like something of interest to you, please click here to review the full position description to see if you meet the qualifications. (Please view link on the job posting through our employment page:

This position will remain open for 30 days or until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the review process will begin right away.

Position Requirements


  1. Requires enrollment in Marketing, Communications, or related degree program. May apply internship credits from this role towards achievement of certificate/degree.
  2. Previous event or silent auction planning experience preferred.
  3. Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality and meticulous attention to detail with database management entry and reporting capabilities.
  4. Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills are essential.
  5. Proven effective at establishing rapport and working relationships with peers, contributors and vendors.
  6. Ability to take initiative, establish priorities, problem solve and function independently and as a member of a team.
  7. Must be organized, have excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  8. Proficient skills with Microsoft Office Suite programs, with emphasis on Word and Excel
  9. Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information including, but not limited to, personal team member data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.
  10. Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based tools such as personal computers and related software, mobile devices and electronic medical record systems as appropriate for position.


  1. Able to work approximately 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday standard business hours, with schedule adjusted to accommodate organizational needs. i.e. evening meetings.
  2. Must be available through September for final event preparation, execution (September 21st) and clean up.
  3. Expect increase in hours late August/early September – upwards of 40 hours per week.
  4. Must maintain a valid driver license and have reliable personal automobile to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.
  5. Affected team member in Category III never or rarely have exposure to bloodborne pathogens and do not have a potential for this exposure or handle materials that could spread infection (less than one opportunity per month). Additionally, they rarely interact with staff in patient or donor areas in a hospital or clinic setting while performing their assigned job duties.
  6. Frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds and carry short distances.
  7. Must be able to follow and successfully complete category immunization, health screening and background check requirements.
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location Minneapolis, MN - LifeSource  
Open Date 2/17/2020  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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