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Rafting for Wishes Event Planning Internship

Internship Description

The Rafting for Wishes Event Planning Internship provides a unique opportunity to assist in the planning of a fundraising event from start to finish. Due to this structure, the position requires a commitment from February through early-August. The event is an annual fundraiser in which teams relay raft in Meredith Bay. In this position, the intern will work closely with staff to communicate with participants, share mission moments and keep participants and their supporters inspired about our organization. The individual will also create and work through a weekly checklist to make sure everything is scheduled and ready for the July event. Writing skills, attention to detail, self-motivation and commitment to deadlines is necessary. This internship is supervised by the Director of Marketing & the Director of Community Outreach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Make-A-Wish staff coordinate logistics of the event.
  • Draft a communication plan to maintain communication between the organization and participants leading up to the event.
  • Create social media posts promoting the event.
  • Coordinating wish families to be involved with the event.
  • Assist with thank you letters, participant recognition, and maintaining files for the event.
  • Perform data entry in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Perform administrative tasks including copying, filing, faxing and typing.
  • Answer phones and make calls.
  • Provide on-site support for the duration of the Rafting for Wishes event in July. Will need to be available July 21st and 22nd.


Skills necessary for this role include:


  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in event planning/development.
  • Available for weekly work both spring and summer, as well as on date of the Rafting for Wishes event. Flexibility available for weekly hours.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive, self-directed, and organized.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher.
  • Professional knowledge of various social media outlets.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and liability.
  • Commitment to the Make-A-Wish mission.


How to Apply

**Please note - This internship position has been filled for 2018. 


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