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Internships

Internship Information

Internship Cycles

  • Fall: Late August - Late December, application review begins June 15
  • Spring: Early January- Mid May, application review begins September 1
  • Summer: Late May - Late August, application review begins February 15

Candidates are asked to commit to a schedule for the duration of the internship.

The Community Relations Internship is located in the Peoria office. All other positions will be located in downtown Chicago. All internships are unpaid.

Community Relations - Peoria

A Community Relations intern works with the Community Relations Managers to help coordinate activities to ensure and enhance service and presence within the community. This position supports the Community Relations Managers in both Peoria and Springfield offices.

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Accounting

The Accounting Intern assists the Accounting team with general accounting functions including accounts payable, in-kind gift entry, and monthly closes.

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Communications

The Communications Intern assists the Communications Manager with many writing projects including writing biographical sketches of wish children, newsletter stories, web content and news releases. The intern supports the chapter's social media strategy through research and updates. The position also involves interviewing wish families and contacting media.

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Community Events and Walks

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.

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Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships

The Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Intern is responsible for assisting with the administration of Make-A-Wish fundraising campaigns.

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Human Resources & Office Operations

The Human Resources and Office Operations Intern (“HR Intern”) is responsible for assisting with a variety of Human Resources functions including recruiting, interview scheduling, policy review, research, staff surveys, and other projects. Additionally, the HR Intern will assist with key office operations projects including monthly inventories, supply organization, and décor updates.

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Marketing

The Marketing Intern assists the Marketing Services team with ensuring the Make-A-Wish brand is broadly visible and highly regarded. This will be done by helping to deliver strategic content and activate the organization’s constituent base to positively impact both revenue and referrals (reaching every eligible child in Illinois).

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Medical Outreach

A Medical Outreach intern works with the Medical Outreach Manager and Referral Intake Coordinator on the implementation of the chapter's Medical Outreach Marketing Plan.

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Program Services - Coordinator

A Program Services Coordinator Intern works with a team of four Wish Coordinators on the planning and implementation of the wish granting process. This process will include sending various communications between vendors, families, and volunteers , sending travel requests and following up on pending wish type medical approval, assisting with special projects for unique wish types, and any additional wish-related projects as assigned.

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Program Services - Manager

A Program Manager Intern assists Wish Managers in beginning stages of the wish process. Daily tasks would include mailing communications to families and volunteers, data entry, performing managerial tasks, and any additional wish-related projects as assigned.

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Signature Events

The Signature Events Intern is responsible for assisting with the administration of Make-A-Wish internal fundraising events.

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Development Communications and Stewardship

The Development Communications and Stewardship Intern assists the Development Services Team to thank donors for their support.

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Volunteer Services

The Volunteer Services Intern works directly with the volunteer services staff. Make-A-Wish Illinois has more than 1,500 volunteers throughout the state of Illinois in many diverse assignments.

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