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The Victory Summit 2013-14 Internship

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Title: The Victory Summit Intern

Reports to The Victory Summit Program Manager and Foundation staff

Purpose of Position:

Assist with the planning and coordination of The Victory Summit national symposia.

About the Position:

The Davis Phinney Foundation’s premier program is The Victory Summit® national series of symposia produced in partnership with local Parkinson’s organizations and medical centers. This is a one-day educational event for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families designed to equip and empower people with Parkinson’s disease to live well today. This is the perfect position for a detail-oriented, self-starter looking to gain hands-on, high-level experience in nonprofit management, event planning, communications and public relations. The Foundation is a fast-paced, fun and inspiring place to work, and we guarantee our interns will leave with lots to add to their resumes.

One internship is available for the 2013-14 academic year with the possibility of extending through the summer. This position is for 5-10 hours a week in the Foundation offices, for college credit only.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct in-depth market research
  • Write and disseminate calendar listings and media alerts
  • Execute media follow-up
  • Track public relations outcomes and measure success
  • Work with survey results to calculate effectiveness of program initiatives
  • Assist in other activities such as necessary


  • Exceptionally detail-oriented with ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated and able to take initiative
  • Strong computer and processing skills, including experience working on a Mac with: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in communications, marketing, public relations and/or event planning a plus, but not required
  • Required education: HS/GED diploma; some college experience is preferred.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter indicating your interest in the position to Heather Hine, The Victory Summit Program Manager at hhine@davisphinneyfoundation.org. You can contact Ally with any questions at (303) 733-3340, ext. 106.