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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.

IGF’s Events Intern will work with staff and board members to plan and execute IGF’s annual Splash for a Cure and 5k and other local family and fundraising events. This internship will include assisting with event logistics, volunteer coordination, and community outreach .

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

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to



Job Duties

  • Managing registration process and set-up
  • Assist with managing event activities and Splash for aCure raffle drawing prizes, and sponsor booths
  • Assist with event logistics such as venue and vendor relationships
  • Work with Development Intern on sponsorship packages
  • Work with Communications Intern to develop all event marketing and collateral

Skills Required

  • Previous event planning or service related experience
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and able to meet deadlines
  • Must be creative & resourceful
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter