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OrganizationIshan Gala Foundation
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineMarch 31, 2018
College Degree Required?No


The Ishan Gala Foundation (IGF) is a growing Charlottesville, 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to change the future for children with cancer. IGF works to improve the quality of life of local families who are fighting pediatric cancer through a variety of programs and research initiatives committed to finding less toxic treatments.

IGF was founded in 2008 by Mayank and Sejal Gala after the loss of their son, Ishan, to Neuroblastoma.  It has since been their mission to help other families going through such a burden, and help find a cure so that no other family would have to go through such pain.  Over the course of ten years, IGF has brought together hundreds of families through events and raised thousands of dollars to raise awareness about the disease and grant some of the leading experts and institutions to fund cutting-edge treatment trials.

IGF has recently partnered with UVa Children’s hospital to provide support within the local hospital system. We are also expanding our community work and impact on children’s cancer through increased family programming and partnerships with local businesses.  In August, IGF will host it’s signature event, the 10th annual Splash for a Cure and 5k at ACAC Waterpark.

Through our internship program, we are looking for talented young people passionate about helping families and willing to further the cause and contribute to finding a cure.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to work in your community and learn pieces of what it’s like to work at a nonprofit children’s charity as well as execute multiple initiatives and events.

Interns will work closely with our founders and our Director of Operations.  We are asking for a minimum of 15 hours per week, and are flexible on what days and times.  Positions can start as early as April and will run through the beginning of September, with the possibility for extensions.  For more information about the Ishan Gala Foundation, please visit our website at

The development intern will work to grow and expand the work of the Foundation. The position will offer a great opportunity gain experience in donor management, researching prospects, and project management.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to


Job Duties

  • Donor management using the our CRM platform
  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries.
  • Prepare reports and presentations
  • Draft correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals
  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
  • Work with the Events and Communications intern on reviewing materials and marketing around the Foundation
  • Send thank yous, receipts and other donor notes

Skills Required

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Detail oriented and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Database experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills