Internships

Development Internship

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for a Development Intern. This person will work under the direction of a member of the Development team and will gain experience in nonprofit fundraising, donor research and portfolio management, and database administration. 

Hours: 8-10 hours per week, flexible schedule 
Duration: One semester or longer 
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Reporting to a development staff member, the development intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the development team with fundraising activities, including donor research, securing donor appointments, organizing meeting materials and preparing stewardship pieces. 

  • Assist with the planning of donor cultivation events.  

  • Provide editing support.  

  • Maintain up-to-date development documents and databases. 

  • Record contact reports in database. 

  • File documents, organize supplies, and perform any other duties as requested and assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Excellent writing and editing skills 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and social media platforms  

  • Basic knowledge of design software (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, etc.), or willingness and aptitude for learning new programs   

BENEFITS 

  • Opportunity to attend wish-related events, wish family activities and fundraising events 

  • Resume credit with a nationally recognized nonprofit organization 

TO APPLY  ~~  Email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Marketing & Communications Internship

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening next semester for a Marketing & Communications Intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of writing and PR while working a variety of major projects in a fun team environment. 

Hours: 10-20 hours per week, flexible schedule 
Duration: One semester or longer 
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Marketing & Communications intern will:   

  • Maintain social media channels for the organization 

  • Research and write stories about wish experiences 

  • Edit and update website 

  • Compose press releases and PSAs as needed 

  • Assist with media campaigns for various promotions and fundraisers 

  • Manage media lists and community calendars as needed 

  • Provide photography and videography support as needed  

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Excellent writing and editing skills 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and social media platforms  

  • Basic knowledge of editing/design software or willingness and aptitude for learning new programs   

BENEFITS 

  • Opportunity to attend wish-related events, wish family activities, and fundraising events 

  • Resume credit with a nationally recognized nonprofit organization 

  • Opportunity to advance your professional portfolio with assistance from Marketing Manager 

TO APPLY  ~~  Email resume, cover letter, and 2 applicable writing samples to: [email protected]  

Volunteer Management/Operations Internship

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for a Volunteer Management/Operations intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of non-profit management including learning database software, initiating and analyzing queries, participating in wish and volunteer events, coordinating volunteer stewardship and spotlighting current volunteers.   

Hours: 20 hours per week 
Duration: One semester or longer 
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Reporting to the Volunteer Manager, the intern will have the following responsibilities:   

  • Assist Volunteer Manager with all job functions including adding new volunteers into RE and facilitating up to date contact information 

  • Help with volunteer recruitment/recommitment initiatives 

  • Data entry, clean up and analysis in Raiser’s Edge 

  • Contacting volunteers by telephone or email about upcoming events, etc. 

  • Analyzing reports and queries for improved management 

  • Other Operations duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Excel knowledge required 

  • Some database management experience preferred but not required 

  • Detail-oriented 

  • Friendly 

  • Responsible   

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with and acknowledge the contribution of a diverse and dynamic team of staff and volunteers.  

TO APPLY  ~~  Email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

Program Services Internship

Make-A-Wish® Utah has an opening for a program services intern. This position will offer experience in many different facets of the Program Services department including accepting and processing referrals, researching wish options, sharing wish stories, and assisting with wish-related events. 

Hours: 6-10 hours per week, flexible schedule. 
Duration: One semester or longer 
Location: 771 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Reporting to the Program Services team, the intern will have the following responsibilities:   

  • Respond to on-line referrals (Spanish speaking preferred) 

  • Gather information from wish families during intake process 

  • Upload wish information including pictures 

  • Creation of files for new wish kids 

  • Research different wish ideas upon request 

  • Aide in file closure at the conclusion of each wish 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Office) 

  • Non-judgmental  

  • Family/child oriented 

  • Creative 

  • Detail-oriented 

  • Friendly 

  • Responsible   

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with and acknowledge the contribution of a diverse and dynamic team of staff and volunteers.  

  • Spanish speaking preferred 

BENEFITS 

  • Opportunity to attend wish-related events, wish family activities and fundraising events 

  • Experience using fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud) 

  • Resume credit with a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. 

TO APPLY  ~~  Email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]