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Development Internship - External Events and Outreach

Internship Description

The External Events and Outreach Internship provides the intern with the opportunity to learn more about the development field, specifically working with external event hosts as well as corporations and foundations. 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 Director of Community Outreach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with external events including donor thank you letters, event host recognition, and maintaining event files.
  • Research grant opportunities and collect data.
  • Write, edit, and collaborate with development staff on grant proposals.
  • Write wish stories to include in donor thank you letters.
  • Perform data entry in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Perform administrative tasks including copying, filing, faxing and typing.
  • Answer phones and make calls.
  • Serve as a volunteer at external events. (Summer)
  • Assist with special projects as needed.


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.
  • Some weekends may be required for specific events.
  • 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 Eliza Eaves.


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