Now Accepting Applications for Summer Lead Intern Class of 2021

Isabella Santos Foundation is accepting applications for Summer Lead Intern Team.  Application Deadline is Sunday, April 11th

POSITION:  ISF Summer Lead Intern 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, April, 11th



The ISF Lead Intern position provides the opportunity for college students to learn the insides of a leading Charlotte nonprofit organization and make significant contributions to help kids fighting cancer.  The successful candidate will flourish in ISF’s fast-paced, team-oriented environment and will have the opportunity to learn more about management, marketing, fundraising and sales techniques, and operations. It also provides an opportunity to interact with some of Charlotte’s top non-profit leaders and experience the rewarding gratification of working with a local foundation.


  • 2.5-month term, June 15 – Aug 15
  • 20-25 hours per week
  • Create, manage & lead a team of high school & college interns (goal 10)
  • Bring fresh and new ideas to the table
  • Promote and market 5K Race to help increase registration & fundraising
  • Produce appropriate and relevant content to use on multiple social media platforms
  • Step outside of their comfort zone
  • Be an advocate for ISF and pediatric cancer awareness


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college/university working toward a bachelor’s degree near the Charlotte region
  • Demonstrated leadership experience (preferred)
  • Video editing skills (preferred)
  • Graphic Design skills (preferred)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Passionate about the mission of ISF and being involved in the community
  • Strong team player, self-motivator, quick learner, and problem solver

The ISF Intern Lead is a paid position.  If you are interested in joining the team, please email introduction and resume to

About Isabella Santos Foundation

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) was established through Isabella’s parents to raise awareness and research funds for Neuroblastoma and received its 501(c)(3) status in 2009. It was Isabella’s dream to Beat Cancer, Grow Hair, and Live Her Dreams. Although research and advanced treatments didn’t come in time for her dreams to come true, her legacy is pushing us to give others a fighting chance against rare pediatric cancer.  Learn more about ISF at

Last year our Summer Intern Class was an integral part in helping us make 2020 a historic year for ISF, as we gave away just over $1 Million to support our mission.  A different kind of internship where you work in teams to creatively compete, fundraise and have fun all to make a difference for kids fighting cancer.  Although this is a primarily remote position, there will be opportunities for team meetings as restrictions as ease up.

“Working as a Lead Intern taught me valuable leadership skills. I have held leadership roles in clubs and organizations in the past, but I had never led an entire team before. One of the most important things I learned was the importance of getting to know your team to understand everyone’s individual strengths and interests. On our team, for example, some people were interested in design and creating graphics, so they created a lot of the social media content for our team and helped run our Instagram account. Others liked interacting with people, so they were the ones who focused on sponsor outreach. As a leader, it is important to take this into consideration and create an environment where everyone can do work that is tailored towards their interests and skills, and where everyone’s ideas are valued and utilized. When this is the case, the whole experience is more meaningful and exciting for everyone.” -Emily Mecia, 2020 Lead Intern (UNC Chapel Hill)