retreat Internship


The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury. Now in our fourth year, we offer national programs designed to foster resilience and build community. We envision a world where everyone affected by traumatic brain injury is connected to a compassionate community and empowered by resources to live a brain healthy lifestyle.


 We are seeking a Retreat intern to supporting in the growth of the retreat program. This role is a dynamic position requiring someone with expertise in program administration and management, program evaluation, a strong interest in expanding LoveYourBrain’s impact. This role requires a self-starter dedicated to promoting TBI healing and prevention. This position reports directly to Amber Davey, Retreat Manager.

The role is 3-5 hours a week, and may require travel to a number of LYB retreats. The duration of this contract will be based upon the agreed terms and responsibilities outlined below.

Start Date

March 2019


Key objectives

  1. Support fundraising efforts

  2. Support with administrative tasks

  3. Support in person at retreats

  4. Support communications with retreat participants

Key responsibilities

Manage administrative tasks vital to the daily operations of the retreat program

  • Manage communications with participants

  • Manage application form and follow up with applicants

  • Write newsletter entries for announcements and recaps

Support fundraising model

  • Assist with fundraising

  • Develop model to get students engaged in fundraising and support their efforts (i.e., setting goals, setting up personal pages)

  • Assist with finalizing financial outcomes and reporting

  • Support events and campaigns


  • Assist in developing a monitoring and evaluation system to assess impact

  • Synthesize key findings into reports to present internally and externally

Selection criteria

Location:  Ideally based on east coast.

Skills and knowledge:

  1. Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write effectively for a range of different audiences (i.e., people with TBI, health care professionals, media, general public)

  2. Highly-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to modify communication style appropriately for different audiences

  3. Highly-developed organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

  4. The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to both take direction and work autonomously where appropriate

  5. Experience working with: Microsoft word, Excel, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google drive (required), Classy (preferred) and Salesforce (preferred)

  6. English native speaker

Other qualities:

  1. A commitment to being compassionate, open-minded, and authentic

  2. A respectful and non-judgmental approach in all tasks

  3. Willing to work remotely

Qualifications and experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree completed

  2. Curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation experience

To Apply

If interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume to Amber Davey at