Student Intern - Special Events & Marketing Intern (Unpaid)

Special Events & Marketing Intern

The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation seeks an energetic and self-motivated intern to support staff with scheduled fundraising events and marketing endeavors. The candidate should have the ability to accomplish tasks on tight deadlines, handle multiple projects concurrently, display superb interpersonal skills, and possess basic business/marketing skills.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Development & Foundation Events and will have the opportunity to: 

  • Participate in coordination and implementation of fundraising events
  • Write, edit and publish copy for event website
  • Social content creation and scheduling for multiple pages
  • Create and edit marketing materials 
  • Organize and maintain event contacts and distribution lists
  • Support Foundation staff at live and online events
  • Assist with other special projects as needed

Position Requirements

Fifteen (15) hours per week preferred. Resume and cover letter required. This is an unpaid position. 


Microsoft Office Suite proficiency, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is a must, particularly InDesign and Photoshop. Experience with Hootsuite and WordPress is a plus. 


Junior or Senior in Communications/Public Relations/Marketing major preferred; other majors with relevant experience will be considered. 

Applicants chosen for this internship will be contacted for further required documentation and orientation if accepted.


The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit

Since its founding in 1972, the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation has worked diligently to support the work of the McNabb Center. In addition to providing leadership and direction, the Foundation's staff and 26-member volunteer board actively raises, holds and invests funds on behalf of the Center. Funds raised by the Foundation over the years have contributed greatly toward the stability and growth of the Center. 


  • Knox County, Tennessee

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, student internships and volunteers.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification at placement. Placement is contingent upon acceptable background check results. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.