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Chapter Advancement Intern

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Phoenix, AZ, USAPhoenixAZUSA

The Make-A-Wish internship program is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a goal of being a leader in the non-profit sector. The purpose of the internship program is to help undergraduate and/or graduate students further cultivate their skills through a real-life work experience.

The Chapter Advancement Internship will provide the opportunity to assist the department in its efforts to advance leadership and other chapter initiatives for the Foundation’s 60 chapters across the United States to optimize delivery of Make-A-Wish’s mission.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Throughout the internship, duties and responsibilities could include:

  • Researching non-profit industry best practices and developing chapter resources and tools in the areas of fundraising, leadership and governance
  • Assisting with support for various national committees and task forces
  • Assisting with tools and resources needed for orientations, trainings and conferences
  • Assisting with oversight of documents, calendars and news updates for intranet site
  • Building reports and supporting project work plans
  • Supporting with incoming and outgoing communication and correspondence (written and oral)
Educational Background: 
The ideal intern will be a Junior or Senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or higher. Knowledge of and experience with the Make-A-Wish mission and service population is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector, either through coursework or employment experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to confidently and clearly communicate information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with chapter information
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal phone skills
  • Proficiency in MS Suite and internet research tools
  • Proficiency in managing and building out spreadsheets
  • Some volunteer experience preferred, although not required

Required Experience:

  • Some knowledge or experience in non-profit, either through course work or professional experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint and the Internet.

Organization Info

Make-A-Wish America

Phoenix, AZ, United States
About Us

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Based in Phoenix, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® is one of the nation's leading charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and approximately 25,000 volunteers nationwide, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. Since our inception in 1980, we have granted more than 226,000 wishes. Visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America at ( and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 6 2018
Active Until: 
Jan 6 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Make-A-Wish America