Volunteer Services Internships


Volunteer Services Internships

The Volunteer Services department offers three paid internships each semester. Interns gain a well-rounded experience in many areas, including: coordinating and implementing programs and events, writing for newsletters and other print pieces, motivating and supervising volunteers, organizing events, facilitating dinners, customer service, data management, statistical tracking, general office management, and exposure in a hospital setting.

This internship is well suited for individuals seeking careers in fields such as non-profit management, business, communications, marketing, public administration, psychology, social services, public relations and hospital administration. All internships are located in Memphis, TN.

We are no longer seeking candidates for the fall 2015 or spring 2016 internships.

We are currently seeking internship applicants for summer (May - August, 2016).

Candidates must be available full time, 40 hours a week, and able to work Monday through Friday and some evenings and weekends, as necessary.

How to apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to volunteers@stjude.org. Please indicate which semester you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Please note: Any paid work experience and any experience with children should be included on resume.

Deadline to submit cover letter and resume

Summer: January 8, 2016

Possible job responsibilities

  • Assists in executing our student volunteer programing through implementation of programs such as “Night Live” and "Happy Cart" and during the summer, coordinates and implements the Volunteen program.
  • Assists with volunteer retention through writing articles for newsletter and the Web.
  • Assists in coordinating and implementing volunteer appreciation activities.
  • Maintains program quality and integrity by filling in as a Helping Hands volunteer when necessary; helps promote the service internally.
  • Assists coordinators in implementing variety of projects designed to retain volunteers such as birthday recognition, writing of volunteer spotlights, satisfaction surveys, and more.
  • Assists coordinator in program evaluation and research initiatives with the parent mentor program.
  • Assists coordinator with hosting special event groups, including dinners at St. Jude housing facilities.
  • Assists coordinator in implementing, training and promoting the parent mentor program.
  • Inputs data, maintains statistics and generates reports for volunteer programs using various databases.
  • Assists coordinator in preparing presentation proposals and materials.
  • Assists coordinator in research projects and Evidence Based Practice proposals. 

Education required

  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program.
  • Preferred area of course concentration in non-profit management, business, communications, marketing, public administration, psychology, social services, public relations and hospital administration.
  • Must be Junior or Senior to be considered; Masters Level preferred.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 in each of the last four semesters. GPA will be validated by transcripts and communication with advisor.

Special skills, knowledge and abilities required

  • Possesses the ability to interact positively with all ages and types of people from different backgrounds. Understands how to maintain good relations with patients and parents, hospital staff, volunteers and the general public.
  • Possesses excellent customer services skills.
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Possesses program development skills.
  • Strong sense of organizational abilities required; ability to prioritize and multi-task, strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to research and initiate creative craft projects from concept to implementation.
  • Has working knowledge of computer operations, preferably Microsoft Office Products such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel.
  • Strong working knowledge of event promotion.


Please email volunteers@stjude.org with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities