Return to mobile version

Working With Us


Available Positions

Development Officer – El Paso
Our Development Officer – El Paso is a relationship building guru! If you have the passion and skills to successfully raise money, we should talk. We have a mission that is easy to love and a team committed to granting every eligible child’s wish!

We need the right person to lead the fundraising charge in the El Paso area – someone who is action-oriented, willing to seize opportunities, and who can push toward long-term goals with a positive focus, even in challenging times.

The Development Officer will oversee four key areas:
  •  Partner with the Regional Council members to manage member retention, drive member recruitment, and provide support to ensure the Council is setting and meeting goals.
  • Lead and oversee the identification, development, and maintenance of contact with donor prospects while managing a personal portfolio of individual and foundation prospects.
  •  Cultivate and secure event sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction items for internal special events.
  • Work alongside the event logistics team to ensure successful event execution.

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years donor cultivation experience. You must be able to make “the ask” on behalf of the wish kids and families we serve.
  • Strong strategic thinker who can lead the development program in the El Paso.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key volunteers and donors.
  • Energetic, flexible, and proactive with a roll-up-the-sleeves work attitude.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to


Summer 2018 internship opportunities.

Amarillo Office 

  • Program Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Program Business Intern

  • El Paso Office

  • Program Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Volunteer Intern
  • Fort Worth Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern

  • Irving Office

  • Administration Intern
  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern
  • Volunteer Intern
  • Medical Outreach Intern
  • Communications Intern (General Marketing/PR)
  • Communications Intern (Journalism/Creative Writing)

  • Lubbock Office

  • Program Intern

  • Midland Office

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern
  • Tyler Office 

  • Development Intern
  • Program Intern
  • Internship Descriptions

    Program Interns - Assist the program team by working with the wish families to help plan their wishes, assist in paperwork, answer the phones, and be one of the first initial contacts a wish family has with the Foundation. Plan wish itineraries, work with companies to enhance wishes, and helping all aspects of the wish process to run smoothly.

    Program Business Intern-Opportunity to apply business skills within a non-profit organization. Will learn aspects of annual planning, budgeting, wish reconciliation, compliance and database management.  Experience with Excel and standard business processes is a plus.

    Development Interns - Support the development team in fundraising initiatives and special events. Looking for a creative individual who can write wish stories, help with details of donor recognition program and support all areas within the organization. During this internship, you will also be involved in planning internal events and coordinating external events.

    Communications Intern (General Marketing/PR) - Assists the Communications Team with communications efforts in all regions. Intern tasks include but are not limited to: writing press releases for upcoming fundraising events and wish parties, creating promotional materials for general brand awareness or for specific events or donor appreciation, developing content needed for website and social media, capturing media coverage for all regions, updating our contact database, etc. It is required that you are familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite as we do a lot of design projects in this software.

    Communications Intern (Journalism/Creative Writing) - Assists the Communications Team with writing content needed for all communications efforts (i.e. website, direct mail, social media, e-newsletters, marketing material, etc.) with a main focus on producing wish stories. Intern tasks include but are not limited to: researching upcoming and past wishes, working with staff, wish families and volunteers for wish details, gathering storytelling collateral (i.e. photos/video), organizing our wish kid collateral folders, etc. It is required that you are at least familiar with the Adobe Photoshop.

    Volunteer Intern - Assists the Volunteer Manager with daily tasks such as responding to volunteer inquiries and processing volunteer applications for all regions. Helps with the planning and production of volunteer trainings and other events. In addition, there will be quite a few opportunities to “think outside the box” and work on small projects as we grow and develop the Volunteer Program.

    Medical Outreach Intern (General)-Assist the Director of Medical Outreach with medical outreach in all regions.  The summer intern, under the direction of the Director of Medical Outreach and Outreach Coordinator, work with our DFW hospital partners to facilitate camp send offs throughout the summer.  This includes but is not limited to; securing volunteers, collaborating with the hospital coordinators, creating activities, securing donations when needed and coordinating Make-A-Wish volunteers at the send offs.  In addition the outreach intern will assist  with creating outreach materials and working with the outreach manager to plan and execute additional outreach events.  The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the program team to support the wish process for our wish families. Please note many of the send-offs are on weekends.  Flexibility and weekend availability are required.

    Medical Outreach Intern (Marketing/Design)- Assist the Director of Medical Outreach with medical outreach in all regions. The intern will use design software to create materials to be used for outreach and stewardship of our referral sources.  In addition, will assist the outreach team with research, referral recognition, data entry and assist with taking referrals.  The intern will have opportunities to assist with outreach events, some are on weekends/evenings. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the program team to support the wish process for our wish families.  Design software experience (IE: In-Design or Adobe Illustrator) is required. 

    Administration Intern -Assists the Office Manager with daily tasks and projects that affect all North Texas regions. Helps with writing formal procedures, presenting training opportunities, and organizing chapter wide tools. The intern will have the opportunity to assist in property management with office moves, finding cost saving measures, and renewing leases. In addition, there will be opportunities to enhance donor/volunteer relations and work on small projects for other departments.

    All of our internships are geared towards Juniors or Seniors in college looking for at least 20 hours a week, but age and hours are somewhat flexible. Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing the position you are interested in, and in which regional office, to Also, please provide an idea of your schedule and what days and hours you will be available. No phone calls, please. Please keep in mind that Make-A-Wish internships, like most non-profits, are UNPAID.

    Make-A-Wish® North Texas
    6655 Deseo
    Irving, TX 75039
    (214) 496-9474
    Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
    Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Northeast Regional Office
    215 Winchester
    Suite 109
    Tyler, TX 75701
    (903) 597-9474

    Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Southwest Regional Office
    3509 Hulen Street
    Suite 200
    Fort Worth, TX 76107
    (817) 336-9474
    Toll Free (888) 625-3294
    Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Midland Office
    407 N. Big Spring
    Suite 208
    Midland, TX 79701
    (432) 683-9474
    Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
    Make-A-Wish® North Texas, El Paso Regional Office
    310 N. Mesa Street
    Suite 411
    El Paso, TX 79901
    (915) 855-8700

    Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Amarillo Regional Office
    1600 S. Coulter, Building A, Suite 100
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    (806) 358-9943
    Toll Free Texas Only (800) 242-7167
    Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Lubbock Regional Office
    1215 Avenue J
    Suite 210
    Lubbock, TX 79401
    (806) 785-9474