Now Accepting Applications for ISF High School & College Student Summer Internship Team

We were so excited and overwhelmed with interest and response for the position we posted for the Summer Intern Program Lead! After combing through lots of resumes and talking with many applicants, we realized we couldn’t choose just one. So, we didn’t… and we can’t wait to introduce you to our “Team” of Intern Leads. Yes, you heard that right… Team of Leads! After such an amazing and qualified response, we have switched gears and moved to a team format! Everyone we spoke with was awesome and we just wish we could have taken them all. For now, we have our group of 5 in place and our “Intern Program Leads” will hit the ground running June 1st. They are extremely eager to get going and ready to build their teams!

So what’s next? We are now thrilled to open up our ISF Summer “Volunteer Intern Program” to highschool and college level students. Our Summer Intern Teams will work to create awareness and raise funds for rare pediatric cancer research in a virtual world.

Isabella Santos Foundation 

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF) was established through Isabella’s parents to raise awareness and research funds for Neuroblastoma and received it’s 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.

ISF is dedicated to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to increase survival rates of kids with cancer. Over the course of twelve years, ISF has funded nearly $4 million toward expanding the scope of research and treatment, and supporting families dealing with cancer in a variety of ways. You can find more information at 

High School & College Student Summer Team Guidelines 

Isabella Santos Foundation is looking for high school & college students to participate in our 2020 Summer Internship Program. This VOLUNTEER internship program provides students with a unique opportunity to learn and have hand-on experience in a leading Charlotte non-profit environment.

Participating interns will have the opportunity to work in a team-based environment with a primary goal of creating awareness & raising funds for rare pediatric cancer in a digital world.


  • Raise awareness through cancer education, ISF content & creative social content
  • Engage supporters and increase race registration
  • Create Peer to Peer fundraising Pages and help manage your team to do the same


  • June 15 – Aug 15 program
  • Min 10 hrs/week
  • Must be available on race day Sept 26
  • Raise awareness for pediatric cancer through creative marketing, event promotion and fundraising
  • Work in a virtual team environment via zoom/video meetings


  • Must be a rising 9th grader or higher
  • Must be currently enrolled in high school or at an accredited college/university working toward a bachelor’s degree 
  • Enthusiastic, positive, and outgoing personality. 
  • Interested in helping the local community by raising money for rare pediatric cancer research.
  • Dependable, responsible, and detail-oriented. 
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team.

The ISF Volunteer Intern positions on our Intern Teams are non-paid but they would be eligible for fulfilling service hours and increasing work experience. The application process for our Intern Teams will only be open for one week (until end of day June 3):  Please email resume (if applicable) and/or answers to the following questions to:  Be sure to include your contact information if only submitting responses. 

  1. What grade will you be in the Fall? Which School?
  2. Why do you want to join ISF’s Summer Intern Teams?
  3. Have you ever been involved or volunteered with a non-profit?
  4. Are you able to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week to this role?
  5. Have you ever attended the ISF 5k for Kids Cancer?
  6. Are you needing to get credit for service hours or just looking for something fun to do this summer? 
  7. Do you consider yourself creative?  Give a few examples of your creativity, specifically in the digital space noting any writing, photography or videography experience?
  8. Given our Intern Program will be in a team format, are you comfortable with friendly competition?
  9. Are you comfortable with recruiting friends and family to register for our 5K event?
  10. Are you comfortable with fundraising?