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Scranton Office Internship

As an intern at the Make-A-Wish® Scranton office, you are exposed to three facets of a non-profit  organization: Outreach, Development, and Program Services.  In addition, you will be asked to perform general office duties.  To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Regional Manager Maggie O'Brien at zboevra@cnji.jvfu.bet.

OUTREACH (Marketing and Communications)

  • Assist in organizing community relations and outreach programs
  • Identify and attend community events/health fairs/volunteer fairs relevant to Make-A-Wish
  • Assist with promotional events

DEVELOPMENT (Fund-raising and Special Events)

  • Assist the Regional Manager and development team that is responsible for raising funds for children’s wishes
  • Assist with the Kids for Wish Kids and Wishmakers on Campus fundraising programs
  • Assist in planning and implementing special events such as golf tournaments, motorcycle runs, haunted houses and recognition events.
  • May include attending event planning meetings
  • May include assisting at events depending on intern’s availability.
  • Events are usually during weekends or evenings
  • Make follow-up telephone calls to donors and volunteers (no telemarketing involved)
  • Learn information about the children’s wishes while writing wish stories for thank you letters

PROGRAM SERVICES (Wish Granting)

  • Assist the Wish Assistant in fulfilling children’s wishes including travel, celebrity, occupational, and gift wishes. Tasks may include:
  • Making travel arrangements and creating itineraries
  • Researching wish ideas via the Internet and resource library; making telephone calls to donors and vendors
  • Participating in the fulfillment of gift wishes (for example, shopping sprees) and/or wish parties
  • Write thank-you letters and follow up correspondence upon the completion of a wish
  • Plan and participate in wish kid events
  • Assist with and participate in volunteer activities such as training
  • Additional projects as assigned or required by the student’s internship program

GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES

  • Answering phones/responding to emails
  • Filing
  • Updating databases (donor, volunteer, etc.)
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707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
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(412) 471-9474
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