College Intern Program

The Pink Lemonade Stand challenge is a campaign to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

See our campaign featured on this nationally televised TODAY show segment:


Our Initiative 

    Our national movement engages families, communities, and corporations in the fight to find a way to prevent and cure breast cancer. Our team is on a mission to inspire as many people as possible to #MakeAStand and leverage our collective strength by turning lemonade stands pink and raising funds to #BeTheEnd of breast cancer. Our campaign has grown, but we know we could do more by tapping into the creative minds and passionate hearts of college students. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we spent the 2020 season planning for the future. Provided that COVID-19 conditions improve as expected, our pink lemonade stand challenge campaign is will resume in Summer 2021!

    We are looking for a few talented and committed superstar interns to help us grow from stands in 25+ states in 2019 to stands in all 50 in 2021! Interns will be expected to spread awareness, host lemonade stands, challenge others, and promote PLSC and BCRF in creative ways! The 2021 campaign begins in May and continues through Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2021! Interested interns are welcome to continue working with us beyond this year, and those that do may have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in the future.


Are you passionate about making a difference in the world?

    This opportunity is perfect for students interested in gaining real-world experience in technology, marketing, logistics, and public relations. Want to be part of a life-saving cause, fueled by a start-up environment? Put your creative and innovative talents and high energy to good use! We have a great summer internship/volunteer position for you!

Here are some testimonial videos of our previous interns! 2019: Cali Morgan 2020: Maddie

What's Expected

  • Drive our social media strategy and execution.

  • Develop content, manage social media accounts and outlets, and promote our campaign to community participants and influencers.

  • Generate excitement, involvement, and awareness about PLSC events.

  • Apply for grants.

  • Enhance, update and pimp our website.

  • Improve our website content, development, and management.

  • Upgrade the design, usability, and interactivity of the site.

  • Write, produce, and post-digital content.

  • Liaise with news teams, media outlets, radio stations and print/digital media nationwide.

  • Coordinate with the BCRF and PLSC families.

  • Ensure that we capture the great news stories about our supporters and their pink lemonade stands.

  • Be our public relations engine. Write articles, take and curate pictures about the PLSC campaign and BCRF to spread the word regarding the dedication of our volunteers and their lifesaving efforts.

  • Identify venues and events nationwide where our supporters can #MakeAStand. Cultivate local and national business/corporate sponsors.

  • Build relationships and partnerships in the community and nationally to enhance campaign effectiveness.

  • Partner with national organizations, sororities, fraternities, local schools, parents, teachers, kids, businesses, clubs, etc to make it fun, valuable and effortless to host a pink lemonade stand. Encourage creativity, build excitement and inspire people to be a part of the movement.

  • Continue to develop the Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge High School and College Ambassador Programs.

  • Refine and grow a cool, turnkey ambassador programs where we can tap into the heart, energy and minds of students across the country to create a #PinkWave of PLSC students fighting to put an end to breast cancer.

Our Interns Are:


You are social media savvy and engaged. You are never without your phone, snapping, chatting, tweeting, tik-toking, etc. You know the influencers, trends and are the “go to tech resource” for your friends and family.


You wake up wanting to make the world a better place. You want to be a part of something important that changes lives for the better. You may know someone who has been touched by breast cancer and you are fiercely determined to help tackle this disease by supporting BCRF’s work.


You don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do. You see opportunities and seize them. You are a can-do problem solver who rolls up your sleeves and dives in to make things better. You can map out a plan and make things happen.


You captivate an audience. You tell a story in a compelling way - verbally, visually and in writing.


You have big, bold ideas and don’t let obstacles stand in the way of executing on them.


You are a contributor who works well with others and can do so virtually. You like being part of team with an aligned passion to have fun and accomplish a lot together.


You embrace new technology to captivate and engage audiences in creative ways.

Microsoft office, social media, web design, graphics, google analytics, spreadsheets, digital communication

Learn, Strive and Gain Service

    Ready to get started? If you are a sophomore, junior or senior and can volunteer to work at least 10 hrs/week in the summer and 5 hrs/week in the Fall, please send your resume and an email/cover letter describing your interest to AND

Additional perks and benefits of volunteering

  • Gain service hours and volunteer for a charitable and wonderful cause.

  • Gain real-world experience that sets you apart from others with a PLSC mentor’s guidance.

  • Build valuable relationships, reference sources, new connections, and friends.

  • Do meaningful and purpose-driven work that can save lives.

  • PLSC/BCRF swag

  • May be eligible for college credit, it is up to you to research this with your school. The PLSC will help with forms, letters or other formalities.

More about the Challenge   


   Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge (PLSC) is a New Jersey non-profit corporation working to grow its national charity campaign that raises funds for and awareness about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world and the number one rated breast cancer charity according to Charity Navigator. PLSC encourages families, communities, and corporations to #MakeAStand (a pink lemonade stand) to raise funds for BCRF and join our shared mission to BE THE END of breast cancer. All campaign proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Help the Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge expand their campaign to End Breast Cancer by funding life-saving research