Mission Advancement & Entertainment Intern
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America - Phoenix AZ

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Duration: Summer | June 4th, 2018 ““ August 10th, 2018 (40 hours/week)

    Position Summary

    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.

    This will be a dual internship between the Mission Advancement & Entertainment & Sports Relations team. M/W/F will be dedicated to the Mission Advancement internship, and T/TH will be dedicated to the Entertainment & Sports Relations Internship.

    The Mission Advancement Internship will provide the opportunity to assist the Mission Advancement team, within the Chapter Advancement department, in its efforts to advance wish granting and other chapter initiatives for the Foundation’s 62 chapters across the United States to optimize delivery of Make-A-Wish’s mission.

    The Entertainment & Sports Relations Internship will provide the opportunity to assist in the education of chapters regarding the ESR team (through projects) and participate in strategic discussions regarding the celebrity and national sports program.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • 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
    • Some volunteer experience preferred, although not required

    Required Skills

    Duties & Responsibilities: Mission Advancement

    Throughout the internship, duties and responsibilities could include:

    • Providing support for national in-kind programs and wish granting resources
    • Monitoring current events, both domestically and internationally, and travel warnings
    • Projects may include an emphasis on travel wishes, volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition and training and general wish granting.
    • Researching non-profit industry best practices and developing chapter resources and tools in the areas of wish-granting, leadership and volunteer management
    • Developing chapter tools and resources to help facilitate high quality wish granting at chapters across the country
    • Assisting with support for various national committees and task forces
    • Assisting with tools and resources needed for orientations, trainings and national conferences
    • Assisting with oversight of documents, calendars and news updates for intranet site

    Duties & Responsibilities: Entertainment & Sports Relations

    • Throughout the internship, duties and responsibilities could include:
    • Supporting Make-A-Wish chapters throughout the country by responding to calls and e-mails regarding national celebrity or sports wishes
    • Reviewing and updating confidential celebrity information

    Required Experience

    Qualifications:

    • 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.

    How to Apply

    For immediate consideration, apply online at https://jobs.wish.org/epostings.

    Please send all specific inquiries to Michael at mcombes@wish.org.

    Please, no phone calls.

    • Interviews are ongoing and an offer can be at any time.

    Job Location
    Phoenix, US-AZ

    Duration: Summer | June 4th, 2018 ““ August 10th, 2018 (40 hours/week)

    Position Summary

    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.

    This will be a dual internship between the Mission Advancement & Entertainment & Sports Relations team. M/W/F will be dedicated to the Mission Advancement internship, and T/TH will be dedicated to the Entertainment & Sports Relations Internship.

    The Mission Advancement Internship will provide the opportunity to assist the Mission Advancement team, within the Chapter Advancement department, in its efforts to advance wish granting and other chapter initiatives for the Foundation’s 62 chapters across the United States to optimize delivery of Make-A-Wish’s mission.

    The Entertainment & Sports Relations Internship will provide the opportunity to assist in the education of chapters regarding the ESR team (through projects) and participate in strategic discussions regarding the celebrity and national sports program.

    Knowledge and Abilities:

    • 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
    • Some volunteer experience preferred, although not required

    Required Skills

    Duties & Responsibilities: Mission Advancement

    Throughout the internship, duties and responsibilities could include:

    • Providing support for national in-kind programs and wish granting resources
    • Monitoring current events, both domestically and internationally, and travel warnings
    • Projects may include an emphasis on travel wishes, volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition and training and general wish granting.
    • Researching non-profit industry best practices and developing chapter resources and tools in the areas of wish-granting, leadership and volunteer management
    • Developing chapter tools and resources to help facilitate high quality wish granting at chapters across the country
    • Assisting with support for various national committees and task forces
    • Assisting with tools and resources needed for orientations, trainings and national conferences
    • Assisting with oversight of documents, calendars and news updates for intranet site

    Duties & Responsibilities: Entertainment & Sports Relations

    • Throughout the internship, duties and responsibilities could include:
    • Supporting Make-A-Wish chapters throughout the country by responding to calls and e-mails regarding national celebrity or sports wishes
    • Reviewing and updating confidential celebrity information

    Required Experience

    Qualifications:

    • 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.

    How to Apply

    For immediate consideration, apply online at https://jobs.wish.org/epostings.

    Please send all specific inquiries to Michael at mcombes@wish.org.

    Please, no phone calls.

    • Interviews are ongoing and an offer can be at any time.

    Job Location
    Phoenix, US-AZ

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