Now Accepting Fall Internship Applications!


How will a Florida Chapter intern contribute to the mission of JDRF?
JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter interns will be exposed to a wide variety of development practices and have a varied work experience. In concert with the needs of the chapter, our program allows students to choose a facet of the organization that interests them and learn through hands-on experience. It is intended to provide knowledge, skills, and experience that each intern can apply to future challenges and professional pursuits. For more information about the JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter, please visit our website at:

Applicants should have/be:

  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Excel working independently and seek to grow as professionals
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work as a team
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and a willingness to learn
  • Prior non-profit experience is preferred

Interns will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in a key project that will include:

  • Support and participate in our fall Hope Gala. This event attended by over 300 people, raising over $700,000, and it includes entertainment, cocktail hours, dinner, and silent and live auctions.
  • Work with Gala staff to provide logistical and administrative support for the Gala.
  • Support volunteer recruitment strategy and training program to support chapter initiatives.
  • Plan and implement strategy and improvements to the chapter social media to effectively communicate JDRF’s message and provide clear opportunities for donor engagement.

Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week, with dates and times flexible. Internships are unpaid, but could receive academic credit or work study for their work with JDRF. Please ask your home institution for more information on academic credit approval and policy.

Questions, or to Apply:
Contact Rebecca Thompson at

To apply, please submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter