KD Foundation is Seeking Interns for the KDF Youth Summer Internship Program (Volunteer Position)

KDF Youth Summer Internship Program

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Kawasaki Disease Foundation (KDF) is accepting applications for three part-time positions for our KDF Youth Program.

LOCATION: 100% Remote/Online, must reside in the United States.

SCHEDULE/SHIFT: Flexible, 5-10 hours per week, with optional attendance at our monthly board meeting scheduled online on the last Monday of the month at 6 pm PST/8 pm CT/9 pm EST (meeting date on holiday months is adjusted). This is an 8-week internship program from July 8, 2024, to August 30, 2024. Exact start and end dates may be flexible based on the academic schedule. Students may accumulate 40-80 hours of volunteer time, depending on their weekly availability. Interns have the option to extend their internship experience through the Fall 2024 and/or Spring 2025 semester.

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid volunteer position. Verification of volunteer hours completed will be provided.

TITLE: KDF Youth Intern

This position will work with the KDF board of directors and the KDF Youth Program members to develop a strategy for increasing visibility of KDF Youth and reaching out to specific individuals to promote KDF resources and programs. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of communications within a non-profit environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under general supervision, the KDF Youth Intern will collaborate on the planning, development, and implementation of a strategy to increase KDF Youth visibility. This includes developing online campaigns to promote KDF resources and programs.

  • Content strategy and planning: Assist in developing a communications plan for the upcoming KD Awareness Day campaign, including an audit of existing content, content creation, and a calendar and schedule for content promotion. The campaign should target KDF Youth audience and include promotion of transition to adult care recommendations, KD Symptoms AI Tool, and Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki Memorial Scholarship for Fall 2025-Spring 2026.
  • Content creation: As a valued member of the communications team, you will be instrumental in creating engaging and informative content for various platforms. This includes social media, promotional materials, website, newsletters, and more.
  • Other Duties: Provide administrative support and assist with special projects as assigned by the Communications and Administration teams.


  • Presently enrolled in a United States high school OR a community college or university
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience working with graphic design tools
  • Social media communication experience
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize deliverables
  • Excellent computer skills in standard office applications, specifically in Microsoft Products
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take projects from inception to completion and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills


  • College or university students pursuing a degree or certificate in Communications, Marketing, or a related field in Journalism are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of KDF’s mission, Kawasaki disease treatment, diagnosis, and recovery, and of past KD Awareness campaigns organized by the Foundation.
  • Have a connection to KD. Connection to KD can be through a personal diagnosis or that of a family member, friend, or other individual.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!