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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

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


  • 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


  • Answering phones/responding to emails
  • Filing
  • Updating databases (donor, volunteer, etc.)
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474