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Internship Opportunities

Application Instructions

Collegiate volunteers interested in unpaid internships should send their completed application (see below), along with an updated resume, cover letter outlining the experience they hope to find and/or the type of work (fundraising, program, communications, public relations, general administration, etc.) in which they hope to engage to ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet. The subject line should say INTERNSHIP / COLLEGIATE VOLUNTEER.

Donor Relations

(Non-Paid)

This intern will work with the Development team to steward and recognize donors. This individual will assist with direct mail acknowledgements, research and writing of wish stories for donor stewardship, database segmentation and analysis, writing letters, coordinating donor receptions, and various other assignments as needed.

Qualifying Skills: Excellent writing and communication abilities, good organizational skills, analytical abilities to target appropriate donors based on demographic information, computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Web browsing, etc.), outgoing and enthusiastic to build relationships with donors, able to handle multiple tasks. College course work related to writing and communication required. Marketing/business development skills beneficial. Availability of 10-20 hours per week required.

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Fundraising

(Non-Paid)

The Fundraising Intern(s) assist the Director of Development with securing fundraising support, assisting in the design and execution of direct mail appeals, creating and implementing communication campaigns and strategies, grant writing and submission of funding applications, and general administrative tasks. Other various tasks will be assigned according to the needs of the Foundation.

Qualifying Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc), excellent communication skills with an outgoing personality, self-motivated, and able to handle multiple tasks. Candidate must be a college student with coursework relating to business administration and fundraising.  Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Graphic Designer

(Non-Paid)

This individual will assist the Make-A-Wish® Central New York office by creating graphics and designing materials for multiple projects with several departments. This intern must integrate specific content with good design. Candidates can expect to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced workplace where creativity is encouraged. Collateral is designed and published fairly quickly so the intern can expect the opportunity to see the end result and build a strong working portfolio.

Qualifying Skills: Must be able to use Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for various projects, including brochures, postcards, posters, program books, and newsletters. Ability to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word and Excel is required. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and work with deadlines. Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Volunteer Services

(Non-Paid)

This individual will assist with the Program Services Department in the recruiting, training and utilization of volunteers. This intern will also work with staff and volunteers on wish-related issues and events and assist with volunteer appreciation, human resources, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifying Skills: Ease and comfort dealing with individuals and businesses over the phone, self-starter, good organizational skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.) required, detail oriented, excellent customer service skills, two or more years of college coursework completed in social work/psychology/human resources or related field, internet research skills, ability to handle multiple tasks. Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

PR/Communications

(Non-Paid)

This intern will assist the PR/Communications team in generating awareness about Make-A-Wish throughout its 15 county service region. Interns can expect to be given a range of assignments involving event promotions, writing press releases and features, updating media lists, and creating and implementing social media campaigns. Interns may also be asked to create content for quarterly newsletter, create collateral for internal and external events.

Qualifying Skills: Must have a working knowledge of social media, platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and HootSuite. Excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a proficiency in a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are a must. Experience with video recording and editing is a plus. The right candidates have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. College course work related to communications required. Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Wish Granting

(Non-Paid)

This individual will assist the Program Services Department in the planning and follow-up of wishes for eligible children. This intern will also work with staff and volunteers on wish-related issues, execution of wish communication, update wish spreadsheet and database, online research, and complete other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifying Skills: Ease and comfort dealing with individuals and businesses over the phone, self-starter, good organizational skills, computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.), detail oriented, excellent customer service skills, 2 or more years of college completed in social work/psychology/human resources, or related field, internet research skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines. Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Sales & Promotions

(Non-Paid)

The Sales & Promotions Intern(s) assist the Director of Development with securing fundraising support, assisting in the design and execution of direct mail appeals, creating and implementing communication campaigns and strategies, grant writing and submission of funding applications, and general administrative tasks. Other various tasks will be assigned according to the needs of the Foundation.

Qualifying Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc), excellent communication skills with an outgoing personality, self-motivated, and able to handle multiple tasks. Candidate must be a college student with coursework relating to business administration and fundraising. Availability of 10-20 hours/week required

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Social Media

(Non-Paid)

The Social Media Intern is dedicated to managing our messaging for our platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & YouTube), creating a strategy to reach our goal numbers for the year (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Blog promo), and learn and become our expert in Constant Contact (implement targeted mailings, help us clean up lists post-campaign, etc.). Help solicit Blog post writers. Evaluate and help us maximize our social media communications. (Excellent social media skills, good writer, good with people.). 

Qualifying Skills: Must have a working knowledge of social media, platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and HootSuite. Excellent writing and communication skills, as well as a proficiency in a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are a must. Experience with video recording and editing is a plus. The right candidates have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. College course work related to communications required.  Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or email (no phone calls please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Special Events

(Non-Paid)

The Special Events Intern supports the Foundation’s major special events. The primary responsibilities include assisting with marketing of events, facilitating the donation of auction items, and journal ads. The Special Events intern will also provide assistance and office support to the Development team, and interact with donors and vendors relating to the events.

Qualifying Skills: Complete ease and comfort in speaking with donors, excellent written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, detail oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks. Proficiency in Excel.  Availability of 10-20 hours/week required.

To apply for this position, mail, fax, or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteers/Internships
Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Fax: (315) 475-9476, E-mail: ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Volunteer Contact

Mackenzie Delph
Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

Phone : (315) 475-9474
Fax : (315) 475-9476
ibyhagrre@znxrnjvfupal.bet

Upcoming Events

Wish Ball 2017

Wish Ball 2017

September 16, 2017

Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon

Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon 2017

October 22, 2017

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Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
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