Thank you for your interest in Make-A-Wish® Nebraska's internship program! Internship opportunities are open in the Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney offices every fall, spring, and summer semester depending on availability.  

All of our internships are unpaid, however, volunteer hours and academic credit may be earned. Interning at Make-A-Wish Nebraska can provide valuable training and experience with non-profit work. 

Internships are open to students or recent graduates (18-years-old or older). Successful applicants should have good organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and have excellent communication skills.

Intern’s roles and duties

Interns will work primarily with our Development Staff and will participate in a variety of hands-on activities including event planning support, research, filing, and writing. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assist with event logistics 
  • Help coordinate auction items 
  • Help write thank you notes to donors 
  • Help with mailings 
  • Conduct fundraising research 
  • Reach out to potential vendors 
  • Other tasks as needed 


How to Apply 

To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter by the corresponding deadline listed below: 

Summer Semester: Applications are due by April 20th 

Fall Semester: Applications are due by July 20th 

Spring Semester: November 20th 

We ask that interns dedicate at least 6-8 hours per week to working in the office. However, all scheduling is flexible and will be negotiated between the candidate and the office he or she is applying to during the interview process.   

Please send your resume and cover letter to the appropriate office:



Kearney and Greater Nebraska 

Emily Marston 
Marketing and Events Manager 
[email protected] 

Melissa Davis-Schmit 
Regional Program Director-Lincoln 
[email protected] 

Katie Rickard 
Program Coordinator - Greater Nebraska 
[email protected] 

All hired interns must complete a background check prior to beginning their internship.