Employment & Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities 

Database Coordinator (Part-time)

The Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) is seeking a Database Coordinator who is detail-oriented, creative, solutions-minded and enjoys interfacing directly with internal and external stakeholders in the nonprofit environment. The Database Coordinator reports to the Operations Manager and functions as the organization’s internal database expert, thus exceptional technology skills, attention to detail and accuracy are essential in this role. Serving as a resource across all functional areas of the organization, in addition to data entry responsibilities, the Database Coordinator will be responsible for answering questions, running queries, and converting database information into tools that contribute to achieving LCI’s goals and initiatives.   


The Database Coordinator will be entrusted with the following key responsibilities:

  • Serve as internal constituent relationship management (CRM) system database expert, utilizing Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Work closely with Operations Manager to develop and implement CRM standard operating procedures (SOPs) to maintain database integrity. 
  • Routinely and accurately enter donor gifts and other data.
  • Handle gift acknowledgment processes, ensuring timely and accurate recognition of all gifts. 
  • Manage constituent records for data quality and proper entry formatting.
  • Run data queries and convert database information into workable data, dashboards, and reports.  
  • Provide database and technical support across the organization, including support for specific fundraising platforms. 
  • Provide database training and tips to current and new staff.  
  • Perform general administrative duties as needed.



  • Demonstrated alignment with Lung Cancer Initiative’s mission and values.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience using and managing donor management software systems required; demonstrated experience and proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge required.  
  • Advanced organizational and time-management skills, and meticulous attention to detail. 
  • Strong comfort-level with trouble-shooting and problem-solving.  
  • Ability to take initiative and independently prioritize work, with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Ability to honor and maintain donor information with confidentiality and integrity. 



Day-to-day responsibilities may vary with the fluctuation of fundraising events and campaigns. This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position requiring that the individual be available to work during LCI’s regular business hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. The individual may work a combination of both remote and in-office days, with a minimum of 10 hours in-office each week.


All potential employees must pass a background check. Due to current pandemic circumstances and our commitment to provide the highest care for our community, LCI requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols. 



Please send the following materials by email to mmclean@lungcancerinitiativenc.org and include your first initial and last name in the subject line, along with Database Coordinator position:


  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Phone and email contact for three (3) professional references


Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.


Lung Cancer Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Lung Cancer Initiative to prohibit unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Volunteer and Internship Positions

Public Health/Programs Intern

The Public Health/Programs intern will assist with the planning and implementation of programs and events that support lung cancer research and education. This includes outreach in the community by connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community as well as education tools and access programs across North Carolina.  Interns work closely with the Director of Programs in coordination with local lung cancer survivors and advocates, corporations and health systems in seasonal health fairs and educational seminars.  Some intern tasks include:

  • Finding and attending local health fairs to distribute free educational materials and increase lung cancer awareness
  • Managing the Access to Care Gas Card program database including reviewing applications, inputting data and distributing of gas cards.
  • Assisting in planning and implementation of educational events such as the LCINC Annual Meeting, Expert Speakers Series and Survivors Day event.

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Jenni Danai  at jdanai@lungcancerinitiativenc.org 


Marketing & Communications Intern

The Communications & Marketing Intern will gain knowledge and experience for how nonprofits are able to use marketing and communications strategies to positively impact the lives of people who are affected by lung cancer in North Carolina.  The intern will use various tools and platforms to communicate with our advocates in collaboration with the Manager of Marketing & Communications. This internship is ideal for a candidate who has an interest in marketing, communications, public relations and/or non-profit management.  Some intern tasks include: 

  • Assisting with the creation of communications materials--press releases, blog posts, e-blasts, social media posts including Facebook and Twitter
  • Helping pitch LCINC story ideas and build relationships with local media
  • Supporting LCINC social networking activities (Facebook, Twitter, blog)
  • Additional administrative assistance as needed

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Michelle McClean mmclean@lungcancerinitiativenc.org

Events and Development Intern

The Events/Development intern will work closely with the Manager of Development & Special Events to support important fundraising events including the LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Rally for Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro, the Evening of Hope Gala, and more. Interns will also play an important role in helping the Lung Cancer Initiative acknowledge gifts and contributions as a part of our fundraising events.

  • Assisting with volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Providing event information and registration instructions to participants calling the Lung Cancer Initiative office.
  • Assisting with the collection and management of silent and live auction items for the Evening of Hope Gala.
  • Data entry and management.
  • Providing support to event planning committees and attending events.

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Sandy Oehler at soehler@lungcancerinitiativenc.org 

Internship Opportunities: Operational Support

Interns will also support the Executive Director on special ongoing projects including managing, recruiting, and working with volunteers for our volunteer program and meeting material preparation for key meetings and events. 

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Paige Humble at phumble@lungcancerinitiativenc.org 


General Requirements:

Strong internship candidates will have the following:

  • Self-motivation, willingness to work as a strong team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Moderate experience working with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter).
  • Have self-discipline and time management skills necessary to work independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Have regular and consistent computer and internet access, including the ability to work online.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license as well as the ability to travel as needed to perform internship duties.
  • Currently be working toward a degree at a university, college, or trade school, in a related field.
  • At least a sophomore class standing/ranking, with a minimum 3.0GPA/4.0 scale.

This internship is open to all majors with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management, Public Health, Fundraising, Event Planning, Business Administration, Operations Management, and Project Management.

The positions are unpaid internships with the potential to receive academic credit.  The opportunity is based in Raleigh, NC. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated student who is looking for hands-on experience in a fast-paced and growing organization and who is considering a career in fundraising, health care and/or the non-profit sector.

Physical requirements:

Ability to stand and/or work on a computer for long periods of time; walk up and down stairs multiple times throughout the day; and lift at least 25 pounds.

Work Schedule/Time Commitment: Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, approximately 15-20 hours/week, with exact days and times to be determined according to your school schedule.


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