Make-A-Wish® Georgia has several internships that offer on-the-job training as well as a chance to impact the lives of children with critical illnesses.
Internships are designed for current undergraduate (rising sophomores to seniors), graduate students, and recent graduates during the Fall, Spring, and Summer of each year. All available internship opportunities are unpaid positions. Housing is not provided. School credit can be provided. Positions are subject to change from the roles listed below due to departmental needs each semester.
To apply for an internship, potential candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and one professional letter of recommendation to Beth Parmer at [email protected]. For students seeking an internship for CHFD/HDFS credit or for Senior Capstone placement with early placement requirements, submit your application no later than 6 weeks before your deadline and include your site placement deadlines within your email.
Make-A-Wish is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Make-A-Wish Georgia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Deadlines to apply are as follows:
Fall Semester: July 17th (Virtual Internship)
Spring Semester: October 25th (Virtual Internship)
Summer Semester: February 25th (More information to come on if this internship will be virtual or in-person)
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COMMUNITY EVENTS INTERN
The Community Events Intern aids in the development, support, and oversight of third-party fundraising events that benefit Make-A-Wish Georgia; collaborates with local schools and universities to increase youth participation with our mission, through programs like Kids for Wish Kids and Wishmakers on Campus; shadows the Community Events Manager at community events and school presentations; collaborates with Community Events Manager to launch National campaigns, like Hot Chocolate 5K/15K; and must be comfortable communicating over the phone. Ideal for candidates pursuing a degree in Business, Public Relations, Non-Profit Administration, or other related fields. All majors are welcome. 25-30 hours/week commitment.
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT INTERN
The Corporate Development Intern supports the corporate team in conducting prospect research, creating company profiles, and developing presentations to support fundraising strategies; assists with corporate events by organizing collateral materials; attends and shadows corporate campaign kickoffs and meetings with corporate partners; and maintains database records with consistent tracking in Raiser’s Edge. Ideal for candidates pursuing a degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, or related field. 25+ hours/week commitment.
CONTENT WRITER INTERN
The Content Writer Intern becomes fluent in Make-A-Wish Georgia’s voice, tailoring messages to audiences within each platform; schedules crafted social media content using Hoot Suite, optimizing timing based on audience preference; creates engaging blog and social media content; processes social media communication requests received from staff members in a timely manner; composes wish stories for our chapter website, Adopt-A-Wish donors and high cost wish assists; and assists in developing social media strategies around upcoming chapter events. Writing sample is required. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing. 30-40 hours/week commitment.
CREATIVE SERVICES INTERN
The Creative Services Intern serves as the main point of contact for the Make-A-Wish Georgia chapter website; uses the Site Core content system to update chapter website; schedules and manages any photographers and videographers needed; serves as the primary graphic designer for the chapter; and designs promotional posters, flyers, handouts, etc. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Graphic Design, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing. 30-40 hours/week commitment.
DEVELOPMENT, GRANTS AND INDIVIDUAL GIVING INTERN
The Development, Grants and Individual Giving Intern helps draft wish stories and assemble reports for Make-A-Wish America grant reporting; assists with qualifying new foundation grant prospects via Foundation Directory, GuideStar and Google research; conducts wish data research and donor data entry related to grant preparation and outcome reporting; compiles foundation and major gift donor profiles; develops donor stewardship initiatives and create collateral for individual and foundation donor stewardship; and assists with creative stewardship collateral (work in Shutterfly, Publisher). Must be detail-oriented and exhibit strong written communication skills. Writing sample is required. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Business, English, Journalism, Public Health, or related field. 25-40 hours/week commitment.
SOUTHEAST DEVELOPMENT INTERN (BASED IN SAVANNAH)
The Southeast Development Intern is responsible for assisting the Southeast Development Director in Savannah with fundraising efforts in Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan counties; shadows and assists the Southeast Development Director at community events; assists with a major Make-A-Wish Georgia fundraising event; contacts local schools and explores ideas for school support; conducts research on individual and corporate prospects; maintains database records with consistent tracking in Raiser’s Edge; and assists with stewardship collateral using Publisher. Must be comfortable with communicating over the phone. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related field. 30-40 hour/week commitment.
SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN
The Special Events Intern is responsible for supporting fundraising staff in all aspects of revenue generation from fundraising event to cultivating individual and major donors; assists with the coordination of day-of vendors for events; assists with design, copy writing and production of donor materials and ongoing correspondence; conducts prospect research and analysis to support solicitation strategies; assists with the organization and tracking of donor and sponsor information; and assists with in-kind solicitation for auction items. Ideal for candidates pursuing a degree in Non-Profit Management, Business Administration, or related field. All majors are welcome. 30-40 hour/week commitment.
WISH TEAM INTERN
The Wish Team Intern is responsible for assisting the Wish Coordinators in all aspects of wish granting; assists with sneak peek letters and creates toy boxes for wishes; updates wish database, scan paperwork and complete wish file close out; carries out Wish Discovery Visits in the office; and writes thank you letters to donors. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Family and Child Development, Human Development, Psychology, or related field. All majors are welcome. 20-25 hours/week commitment.