From my first day in the office, I felt welcomed and comfortable. I greatly appreciate how much you care about every single person you work with – I instantly felt that my thoughts and opinions were not only welcomed but encouraged. I learned so much about what it takes to run a nonprofit and put on events. Additionally, I learned so much about organ transplant and am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with patients. I appreciated every project that was given to me, and how I always felt safe to ask questions. 
I learned so much over these four months – not only about organ transplant, but about running a nonprofit. I am leaving with so many new skills that I am excited to put into action. As I move forward with school and my own nonprofit, I will always carry the lessons learned and the experiences gained during this internship. I appreciate the time I spent with ATF, and I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity!

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.

Since 2016, we have had over 60 amazing individuals participate in our internship program. All of these interns have found great success in their careers, landing positions all across the world, even one of them being an events manager in Australia!

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 applications. Multiple positions available:

Click the name of each position below to learn more!

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.

Graphic and Web Design Intern

Our Graphic and Web Design Intern will gain real-world portfolio-building experience by creating compelling, visual content for social media platforms and campaigns for the Foundation’s social media accounts. You will also create infographics that visually tell the story of ATF, our work and lifesaving outcomes, update our national website with current graphics and statistics, and help design and revise print and online marketing materials.


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Volunteer Opportunities

You can be a leader in the battle to eliminate the gap between the need for organs and our nation’s current shortage. Join the American Transplant Foundation’s volunteer program and help us fulfill our mission to reduce the national transplant waiting list.

Please click here to learn more and sign up for our 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.

Special Events and Communications Intern, Riley Neville, chats about her Internship with the Foundation during Spring 2023.

Fundraising and Development Intern, Josie Defnet, chats about her internship with the Foundation during Spring 2023.

Patient Relations Intern, Lucy Myers, chats about her Summer Internship with the Foundation during Summer 2022.

Fundraising and Development intern, David Glander, discusses his Internship with the American Transplant Foundation.

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.