Intern at JDRF!


Our Chapter is looking for a Spring Intern!  Please see the job description below.

Title:                      Intern, Auction and Event Support

Location:             Greater CT/Western MA chapter

Department:      Development—Signature Events


JDRF Contact:    Development Assistant – Melissa Harhay – 860-338-3897


To apply, please email Melissa with your resume and short cover letter.



  • Time commitment: January-April, minimum 6 hours a week; schedule to be mutually agreed upon between the intern and JDRF
  • This is a hybrid position – we are in the office Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Standard office hours are 8:00am-5:00pm


ABOUT JDRF: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.  Since our founding in 1970, JDRF has funded over $2.8 billion into finding cures for T1D.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The JDRF Signature Events team is responsible for the cultivation and production of the annual Promise Ball gala event, which will take place on May 6, 2023. In this position, you will work closely with the Development Manager and Development Assistant to support the procurement process for the live and silent auctions and support the Promise Ball as a whole.


What you will do

  • Provide administrative support to the Signature Events team
  • Assist with the data entry of auction items into event software
  • Research and apply for auction items
  • Mobile Bidding auction support including photos, data entry, etc.
  • Assist with marketing tasks, including website, social media, and mailings
  • Coordination of catalog writing process
  • General office administrative projects as needed


What you will gain

  • College credit as permitted by your institution.
  • Work experience in a non-profit setting
  • Improve communication and administrative skills.
  • Learn how to research grants, plan events, connect with the community


What you need to have

  • Interest in type 1 diabetes, event planning, non-profit administration, public health, or community outreach
  • Desire to work and learn about non-profit special events and community outreach
  • Experience with non-profit management, marketing, and database management preferred
  • Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate on projects and pitch in when needed
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher) and social media
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, public speaking experience preferred
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Creative thinker with the ability to work independently