This internship provides real world experience creating content for various communications channels directly contributing to the magic of Make-A-Wish. The Communications Intern assists the Marketing Services team with many writing projects including writing biographical sketches of wish children, newsletter stories, web content and news releases. The position also involves interviewing wish families, contacting media, monitoring coverage and occasional social media projects.
Daily assignments include:
Reaching out to constituents to develop stories
Developing well-crafted content for online, print, and e-mail communications
Supporting media outreach and contact as needed
Managing media clips
Archiving chapter photos
Updating the public website
Other duties as needed
Time Commitment: Two full non-consecutive days per week from late May through late August and the ability to attend an orientation on Tuesday, May 28th.
Skills and Abilities:
A strong understanding and enthusiasm for impactful storytelling
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Understanding of how to incorporate writing style guidelines, including familiarity with the Associated Press Stylebook
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Solid organizational abilities
Desire to contribute to the mission of Make-A-Wish.
Note: Applicants must also submit two brief writing samples with your cover letter.
Must be able to commute to our downtown Chicago office (we are located in the River North neighborhood)
Minimum age for all internships is 18
Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a criminal background check.
Cover letter and non-academic writing sample required
Preferred candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews in March. No phone calls please.
All internships are unpaid.
An internship at Make-A-Wish Illinois provides a unique opportunity to see how a renowned nonprofit organization runs from the inside. In addition to the learning opportunities outlined in the job description, all interns also:
Sit down with the senior leaders of our organization
Have the opportunity to participate in our amazing culture
Network with our exceptional teammates
Create lifelong memories
We want to invite YOU to be a part of the magic that we experience every day at Make-A-Wish and learn why we are consistently ranked as one of The Nonprofit Times' "Top Nonprofits to Work For!"