Internship Program Overview
Make-A-Wish® North Texas offers students an excellent way to gain real world experience in a challenging and fun yet rewarding work environment.
Our chapter works with students year-round who are looking to gain experience in accounting, finance, program services (wish-granting), marketing and communications, graphic design, special events, information technology, data analytics, volunteer management, website management and more.
We request a 10 to 20 hour per week commitment for the duration of two quarters/one semester/10-weeks by potential internship applicants. Internships are also available for course credit (contingent upon university approval).
All internships are non-paid. In addition to departmental duties, all internships include some general office support: filing, answering the phones, supporting front desk, sorting, data entry, envelope stuffing, cross referencing, etc.
Once the organization is in receipt of your submission we will review all applications and contact you if we wish to schedule an interview. If selected as an intern, all positions are contingent upon successful completion of a background check prior to the start of the term. If an issue is detected on the background check, it is possible that the offer will be rescinded.
Should you have any questions relating to your application or internship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your application should include the following for consideration for an internship at Make-A-Wish North Texas:
• Cover Letter including your availability, and first and second choice internship positions
• Development and Communications / Marketing candidates should include writing sample
Please see below submission deadlines:
| Tentative Start
| Fall Semester
|| August - September
| Spring Semester
|| November - December
| Summer Semester
Internship Position Descriptions
Events - 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.
Donor Communications and Stewardship - This Intern will gain first-hand exposure to the operations of a high-performing fundraising team and will be responsible for capturing outstanding stories about our wish families and mission to further engage our donors. The position is strongly focused on writing projects to be used for stewardship of our major donors, creating content for website, corporate collateral, social media and grants.
Marketing / Communications Intern
Communications, Marketing, PR & Social Media - Assists the Communications Team with marketing & communications efforts in all regions. Intern tasks include but are not limited to: writing press releases & wish stories, creating promotional materials for brand awareness, specific events and donor appreciation, developing content needed for website and social media, capturing media coverage for all regions, assisting with data tracking and creating newsletter. It is preferred this candidate is fluent with Adobe Photoshop as well as all Microsoft programs.
Graphic Design Intern
Graphic Design - Provide creative design solutions and work hand-in-hand with graphic designer on projects extending across print collateral, video, online, advertising, social media, event-related materials, presentations, email and more. Candidate with video editing skills preferred. Required skills: Must be fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign & Adobe Premier.
Finance Support - Assist the Finance team with essential accounting and finance functions. Duties will include supporting the implementation of accounting principles, practices and procedures. Specific tasks may include accounts receivable (e.g., preparing cash receipts and deposits), accounts payable activities (e.g., entering vouchers, filing paid invoices), sending out acknowledgements, creating journal entries, assisting with reconciliations, generating financial statements (e.g., data entry and data verification), and other duties as assigned. Also, support strategic cost savings initiatives, track risks & opportunities to plan, and deliver ad hoc financial analysis for customized data and reports in a knowledgeable and flexible manner to aid in business decisions, and work on financial modeling improvements in the planning and forecasting models to enhance process efficiency, support new initiatives and to accurately capture the changing economics or structure of the business.
Information Technology Interns
Technical Writer - Prepare instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. Also, develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.
Information Systems - Assist in needs analysis for projects; in research for solutions for needs. Assist in data analysis and the maintenance and performance tuning of application databases. Create and publish interactive reports.
Medical Outreach Intern
Marketing/Design - Assist the Director of Medical Outreach with medical outreach in all regions. The intern 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.
Mission Integration Intern
Program Support - Assist the Director of Mission Integration with various tasks associated with wish kid involvement. Projects include reviewing and entering data from wish family surveys, selecting and saving photos from wish experiences, conducting interviews with wish families and writing wish stories. There will be some data entry, organizing around office and other administrative tasks involved as well. The intern will have an opportunity to help support a variety of departments and have some direct interaction with families through phone, email and in person.
Office Operations Intern
Office Support - 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.
Wish Granting - 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.
Analytics/Research/Process - 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.
Volunteer Services Intern
Placement & Program Support - Assists the department with daily tasks such as processing wish assignments, posting to website, communications to volunteers, database tracking, mentor matching, etc. Assists the department with operational tasks and database management related to recruitment, on-boarding, retention and recognition of volunteers for all regions. Helps with execution of large group projects and attends community events.
Intern Needs by Office Per Semester
El Paso Office
Program Operations Intern
Volunteer Services Interns (4 slots)
Fort Worth Office
Program Operations Intern
Communications Intern (2 slots)
Development Intern (4 slots)
Donor Care and Stewardship Intern
Graphic Design Intern
Medical Outreach/Mission Integration Intern
Program Interns (4 slots)
Program Operations Intern (2 slots)
Information Technology Interns(2 slots)
Volunteer Services Intern (4 slots)