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Development Internship

Internship Description

The Development Internship allows the intern to learn more about the development field, specifically identifying and stewarding individual donors, major gifts and fundraising campaigns. There are many fundraising initiatives that allow us to grant more wishes and the intern will have the opportunity to gain more knowledge of these initiatives. This internship is supervised by the Vice President of Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write thank you letters for donors featuring wish stories.
  • Perform administrative tasks including copying, filing, and data entry.
  • Help maintain data integrity and perform data entry in the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Assist with major fundraising campaigns.
  • Help set-up and prepare for bi-weekly Wish Tours.
  • Answer phones and make calls.
  • Assist the Director of Youth Programs in preparing Kids for Wish Kids presentations.
  • Assist the Wish Team in securing in-kind donations for specific wishes.
  • Assist with the planning of the Breakfast for Wishes campaign. (Spring only)


Skills necessary for this role include:

  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit management/development fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proactive, self-directed, and organized.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Commitment to the Make-A-Wish mission.

How to Apply

All interested applicants must complete an Internship Application and submit along with a cover letter, resume, and two professional or academic references. Upon reviewing applications, interviews will be conducted and selected applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check and on-site training.

Please remember: Internship opportunities are volunteer positions and are therefore unpaid however, internships can be completed for college credit.

To request the Internship Application, please contact Olivia Stanas at


Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire
814 Elm Street
Suite 300
Manchester, NH 03101-2230
(603) 623-9474