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Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Internships

Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. There are many ways for interns to support the chapter at our office in Bethesda, Maryland.

Internship availability may vary by semester and office location. Below is a description of positions with the Mid-Atlantic chapter. Please note that all internship positions are unpaid.


Finance interns will report to the Director of Finance and Operations, and will assist the Finance team with essential accounting and finance functions.  Duties will include supporting the implementation of accounting principles, practices and procedures.  Specific tasks may include accounts receivable (e.g., preparing cash receipts and deposits), accounts payable activities (e.g., entering vouchers, filing paid invoices), sending out acknowledgements, creating journal entries, assisting with reconciliations, generating financial statements (e.g., data entry and data verification), and other duties as assigned.

Marketing and Communications

Interns will assist with drafting press releases and news advisories. Interns may have an opportunity to assist in producing content for the print newsletter and e-newsletters, designing promotional and other collateral, researching media and in-kind opportunities, and developing social media content. Interns will also contact various media outlets to pitch story and article ideas, and assist with special event promotion and outreach.  Strong writing skills needed - AP Style knowledge a plus.  Basic graphic design skills preferred. 

Corporate and Cause Related Marketing

The Corporate and Cause Related Marketing intern will assist with external events, Kids For Wish Kids® and Wishmakers On Campus® program support and relationship building with our local and national alliances. Additionally, interns will play a role in the coordination and implementation of fundraising initiatives including promotions with national corporate partners, donor/prospect research for local corporations, as well as donor and prospect tracking and acknowledgement for each constituent group. The intern will work closely with the corporate and cause related staff to streamline outreach and chapter support for each external partnership. This position will assist with program recruitment and mailings, research prospective external and cause related groups, follow up on donor requests and gain valuable experience working in a contact management database.

Development (Fundraising)

The Development intern will work closely with the Development department staff to improve the donor experience through communication and stewardship. The Development intern will make thank you calls, follow up on donor requests, conduct prospect research and gain valuable experience working in a contact management database. There is also potential for opportunities to edit grant proposals and research local foundations. Additionally, there will be some event planning assistance, including an opportunity to participate in and organize logistics for donor cultivation events, as well as provide event support for a summer fundraising event. This role will involve invitation mailing and tracking, donor follow up and the solicitation of auction items. The Development intern will have opportunities for mentorship and coaching from Development staff.

Event Planning

Ranging from galas to walks, the chapter hosts a variety of fundraising events every year. Interns can expect to assist with all facets of event planning including soliciting sponsorships and auction items, recruiting participants and volunteers, managing event logistics, assisting on site during special events and more.  

Graphic Design

The graphic design intern will work closely with the Creative Services Manager to develop event and chapter marketing materials. Interns have the opportunity to produce postcards, digital and print advertisements,  flyers, eblasts, website content, event signage, and outreach items. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Flash and web design a plus. Please provide a link to online portfolio with resume. 

Program Services

Interns will assist Program Services with the logistics involved in planning our wishes.  This will include helping make travel arrangements, writing thank you letters, proofreading itineraries and other materials and getting items donated for the wish.

Volunteer Services

Interns will assist the Volunteer Coordinator in managing wish granting volunteers by assigning them to newly referred wish kids, assisting with follow-up, and ensuring the necessary paperwork is obtained by the volunteers after each wish interview.  Interns will also assist in the recruitment of wish granters by coordinating logistics of trainings and play a role in the continuing education of current volunteers.  They will manage the physical and electronic volunteer records to ensure compliance and database integrity.  

Please note that you will not be meeting nor interacting with wish children or their families during your internship. Internships are for a minimum of 10 weeks at 16+ hours per week. 

All internships include some general office support: filing, answering the phones, sorting, data entry, envelope stuffing, cross referencing, etc. 

Internship Requirements

To be considered for an internship at Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, please submit the following application materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter including your availability, and first and second choice internship positions
  • Development and Communications and Marketing candidates should include writing sample            

Applications for the summer term are due by: Friday, March 22, 2019.

Please mail or email these items to:

Intern Program at

Once the organization is in receipt of your cover letter, resume and writing samples (if applicable) we will review all applications and contact you if we wish to schedule an interview.

If selected as an intern, all positions are contingent upon successful completion of a background check prior to the start of the term.  If an issue is detected on the background check, it is possible that the offer will be rescinded.

If you have any questions relating to your application or internship, please contact us by email:

Thanks for helping make wishes come true!

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
6555 Rock Spring Drive
Suite 280
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 962-9474
After Hours Nightline (301) 962-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc., Baltimore Field Office
9475 Deereco Road
Deer Park Center, Suite 306
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 453-9430