“I had an incredible experience interning at the American Transplant Foundation. The team is kind, welcoming, and genuinely dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of transplant donors/recipients. Helping patients through the Patient Assistance Program was a tremendously rewarding opportunity. I look forward to volunteering at future American Transplant Foundation events. Thank you, Anastasia and Delaney!”

The Story:

The American Transplant Foundation internship program aims to offer meaningful experience for individuals through the practical application of learned skills and concepts. All internships are unpaid and designed to enhance one’s personal and professional development while contributing to the Foundation’s overall success.

We pride ourselves on the people who run the organization. We look for the brightest, most talented and caring people who share our values. If you are passionate about saving lives, this may be the place for you. We want to get to know the real you and why you would be a great addition to our team.

We are located in downtown Denver within minutes of public transit, 16th street mall ride, and the light rail. Our interns enjoy a collaborative team environment, challenging assignments, daily kombucha, gym access, and most importantly, an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of transplant patients and their families.

Now accepting Fall 2022 Internship Applications. Multiple positions available:

Patient Relations Intern

Our Patient Relations Intern will gain professional and personal communication skills through patient and medical center outreach. They will work directly with our Patient Assistance and 1+1=LIFE Mentorship Programs, allowing them to speak directly to transplant center staff as well as one-on-one with patients. The Patient Relations Intern will learn about individual transplant journeys, their experience with our foundation as well determine how we can better serve the transplant community. They will also get to exercise their creativity by developing strategies to maximize use of patient testimonials. This internship is a great opportunity to increase experience and improve an array of skills!

Digital Marketing/ Communications Intern

Our Digital Marketing Intern will hone their skills in inbound marketing, content marketing and storytelling to help address one of the most critical issues in healthcare – lack of organs available for transplantation. This unpaid internship is a great opportunity to enhance marketing skills applicable in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, while contributing to meaningful healthcare change.

Event Management Intern

Our Events Intern will gain event management and communication skills through the planning and implementation of events. They will also have the opportunity to exercise their creativity in the development of marketing and promotional materials, as well through social media management and website. Finally, they will play a role in the strategic development of various fundraising and awareness outreach campaigns.

Prospect Development Intern

Our Prospect Development Intern will gain professional experience in multiple areas of fundraising. They will have the opportunity to improve their skills in both grant research and proposal composition. They will also have the chance to compile program and initiative data information, and develop strategies on how to effectively utilize the information in the solicitation of potential donors. Finally, the Prospect Development Intern will get to exercise their creativity by researching crowdfunding platforms, fundraising, event planning, and assisting with campaign development.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Following an amazing success all the way back in 2019, American Transplant Foundation’s Trivia For Life is back on Friday, September 30th, 2022 and once again it will be hosted at one of the most amazing venues in our state. This event is inclusive, unique, interactive, and very un-gala. Please click here to get a taste and sign up here if interested in becoming a volunteer. We are looking for both event planning and day-of-event volunteers!  All funds raised will be allocated to provide financial grants to transplant patients and living donors as well as support patients who are currently waiting for a transplant.


Please click here to learn more about our other volunteer opportunities.

Career Opportunities

At the American Transplant Foundation, we have a team of employees and volunteers who strive to do their best and recognize the value of our lifesaving mission and the teamwork necessary for success. Working at ATF means living our mission every day. We are seeking committed professionals who want to make a lifesaving difference in the lives of transplant patients and their families. If our values and mission appeal to you, don’t hesitate to submit your application and we will reach out if a position becomes available.

For current openings, please view our LinkedIn page or email us.

What do our Interns say?

American Transplant Foundation is proud of it’s Internship Program… Not only does our program provide valuable work experience, our interns develop and refine their skills in a variety of challenging programs, gain confidence in their abilities, and learn what it takes to succeed in today’s demanding workforce.

Patient Relations Intern, Clancy Erickson, chats about her Summer Internship with the Foundation during Summer 2021.

Patient Relations Intern, Lacey Ackerman, chats about her Fall Internship with the Foundation during Fall 2021.

Marketing Intern, Caroline Ennes, talks about her experience working with the Foundation during summer 2018.