Time Commitment: Three full days per week, ability to start immediately a plus
Ideal majors: Business, Non-Profit Management, Events Management, Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design
Supervisors: Gift Officer, Community Programs and Manager, Walk Events and Associate Board
Description: The Community Events and Walks Intern is responsible for assisting with the administration of Make-A-Wish external fundraising events, including four annual Make-A-Wish Walk and Run for Wishes.
Requirements: Availability to attend walks in Champaign and Chicago on September 19-20 is a must. (Transportation to Champaign will be provided.) The ideal intern should have strong people, organizational, written and oral communications skills. They also must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Knowledge of design software is 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 Walk and Run for Wishes in Chicago and Champaign, Kids for Wish Kids®, Wish Makers on Campus®, 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, and event follow-up. Additional tasks include creating marketing and stewardship collateral for corporate donor programs, authoring wish stories for fundraising collateral and stewardship frames, and performing other duties as assigned.
The position is in the downtown Chicago office. The internship is unpaid.