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Internship Opportunities

Intern Positions

Interns are a crucial part of the operations of the Alabama chapter. From data entry to family calls to working with donors and volunteers, interns gain insight into the inner workings of Make-A-Wish.

Interns for Make-A-Wish® Alabama give of their time and talents to help bring hope, strength, and joy to children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. All internships are unpaid; however, in return for hard work and dedication, our interns receive valuable training, knowledge, hands-on non-profit work experience, a chance to meet others, and the gratification of making a difference in the life of a child. 

All internships must be done for academic credit (specific criteria/requirements of the student's educational institution apply). Successful candidates are typically students or recent graduates (over the age of 18) with excellent written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, computer proficiency, and internet research ability.

To apply for an internship position, you must submit: 

      - Cover Letter
      - Resume
      - Internship Application

Applications are accepted via e-mail or fax to:

Julianna Hallman
Senior Coordinator of Volunteer and Media Relations
E-mail: jhallman@alabama.wish.org 
Fax: 205-254-9479

Our interns love us!

Fall Interns

Fall Interns

Development Internship

Responsibilities:

To assist the Development team with planning, development and execution of Make-A-Wish Alabama special events, individual giving and corporate alliances. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing, currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Hospitality or Business fields preferred
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Writing Sample is required
  • Must be pro-active, self-directed, detail-orientated and organized
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Professional and responsible demeanor
  • Some weekends may be required for specific events
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus

Marketing and Communications Internship

Responsibilities:

To assist with the Marketing/Communications needs of the development and execution of Make-A-Wish Alabama internal and external communications, marketing and collateral materials and advertising/publicity campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing, currently working toward a degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or Marketing fields preferred
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Writing and work sample is required; Portfolio of previous work preferred
  • Must be pro-active, self-directed, detail-orientated and organized
  • High level of experience with and knowledge of social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and any other sites the chapter maintains
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Professional and responsible demeanor
  • Some weekends may be required
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus

Office Administration and Finance Internship

Responsibilities:

  • Office Administration – work alongside the President & CEO with preparation for board meetings, sponsorship proposals, etc; general clerical duties, and data entry
  • Accounting- Assist the Director of Operations in the maintenance of financial files, including data entry, creation of new files, in-kind reporting, acknowledgement, and running reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Be comfortable and confident communicating over the phone
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professional and responsible demeanor – confidentiality required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in: Business Administration, Accounting, Entrepreneurial Studies, Human Resources, Public Administration, or other related fields.


Program Services Internship

Responsibilities:

To assist the Program Services team in all aspects of mission delivery, including but not limited to: managing wish files, liaising with medical professionals, families and volunteers, database entry and administrative duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing, currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development, Human Development or related field
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written) 
  • Must be pro-active, self-directed, detail-orientated and organized
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Professional and responsible demeanor
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Weekends may be required for specific events
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus

Volunteer Services Internship

Responsibilities:

To assist the Volunteer Manager in all aspects of the Volunteer Program, including but not limited to: recruiting, training and managing volunteers, wish-granting, special events, database entry, solicitation and administrative duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing, currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Family and Child Development, Human Development, Business or related field
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Must be pro-active, self-directed, detail-orientated and organized
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Professional and responsible demeanor
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Some weekends may be required for specific events
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus

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Make-A-Wish® Alabama
400 Vestavia Parkway
Suite 402
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 254-9474