Internship Opportunities


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 14, 2017 - Fri Dec 15, 2017


1775 The Exchange SE, Suite 200Atlanta, GA 30339


Make-A-Wish Georgia has several internships that offer on-the-job training as well as a chance to impact the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions. We welcome current undergraduate and graduate students to apply for one of these internship opportunities.

Qualified applicants should possess strong written and oral communication skills, working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite which includes Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint, working knowledge of Raisers’ Edge, and should demonstrate maturity and responsibility. Candidates bilingual in both Spanish and English are encouraged to apply. Internships are unpaid.

To apply for an internship, potential candidates should send a resume, cover letter and (2) letters of recommendation (1 professional, 1 personal) to: Priscilla Rodriguez ,Volunteer Manager prodriguez For more information visit our website

Available internships include:

Development Intern

  • Responsible for supporting fundraising staff in all aspects of revenue generation from fundraising event to cultivating individual and major donors.
  • Assisting with fundraising events such as our Gala, Walks, and Golf Tournament.
  • Assisting with design, copy writing and production of donor materials and ongoing correspondence.
  • Conducting prospect research and analysis to support solicitation strategies.
  • Assisting with the organization and tracking of donor and sponsor information.
  • Daily maintenance of database records and donor profiles.
  • Builds relationships with outside vendors; potential for in-kind solicitation.
  • Ideal for candidates pursuing a degree in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration or related field.
Finance Intern (Only available for Fall semesters)
  • Responsible for assisting the Director of Finance with daily duties which include internal reporting, forecasting and analysis of ongoing budget trends, and assisting with data input related to accounts payable and receivable.
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a career in Accounting or Finance.
Marketing Intern
  • Responsible for assisting the Marketing/Communications team with the development and execution of Make-A-Wish internal and external communications, marketing and collateral materials and advertising/publicity campaigns
  • Writing and social media sample is required along with resume and cover letter
  • Responsible for creating a social media strategy surrounding upcoming chapter signature events
  • Experience with InDesign, publisher, and email marketing tools preferred
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing
Program Services Intern
  • Responsible for assisting the Program Services team in all aspects of the mission delivery, including but not limited to; managing wish files, communicating with medical professionals, assisting with referral calls, and working with volunteers.
  • Responsible for maintaining communication with the wish families.
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Family and Child Development, Human Development, Psychology, or related field.
Volunteer Services Intern
  • Responsible for assisting the Volunteer Manager in all aspects of the Volunteer Program including but not limited to; recruiting and training volunteers, managing volunteer files, processing applications, and communicating with volunteers.
  • Must be comfortable and confident communicating over the phone.
  • Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Relations, or other related fields. All majors are, however welcome.


Must currently be a student in college in a related field of study i.e. Marketing, Communications, Nonprofit Management, Business, Human Resources, Hospitality, etc.

Other Information

Special Information (Travel requirements, physical requirements, on-call schedules, and so on):

Physical Requirements: This position is primarily a sedentary position and frequently requires the use of standard office equipment (telephone, PC, copier, fax and printer); may occasionally require bending, reaching and lifting up to 10 pounds. Must have reliable transportation and be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

All volunteer internship positions are required to report to our office to complete either a part-time (20 hours) and/or full-time (40 hours)volunteer-unpaid internship. The intern must have reliable transportation and be available Monday-Friday during business hours of 9am-5pm.


  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Part-time (20 hours) or Full-time (40 hours)
  • Must be available May 15th-August 4th

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