Two or three full days per week - Preferably three.
Ideal majors: Business, Non-Profit Management, Events Management, Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design
Supervisors: Development Manager, Community Events & Community Based Fundraising Manager
Description: The Community Events Intern is responsible for assisting with the administration of Make-A-Wish external fundraising events.
Requirements: The ideal intern must have strong people, organizational, written and oral communications skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Knowledge of design software also helpful. Attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment are critical, as is the desire to contribute to the mission of Make-A-Wish.
Expected Assignments: Events include Kids for Wish Kids®, Wish Makers on Campus®, Walk for Wishes®, and all other external events. Key responsibilities include processing and sending license agreements, writing and sending personalized thank-you notes, assisting with event organization in Raiser's Edge, event follow-up, and performing other duties as assigned. Create marketing and stewardship collateral for corporate donor programs, authoring wish stories for fundraising collateral and stewardship frames, assist in research and solicitation of organizations for the Jeans For Wishes® campaign, assist in the coordination of Ride and Stride®, and the Fall Fundraiser events (e.g. auction and raffle logistics, assist in preparation of corporate fundraising proposals and program designs, other tasks as assigned).
The position is in the downtown Chicago office. The internship is unpaid.