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Department Openings

Development

EVENT INTERNSHIP

Location: Grand Rapids and Brighton Offices

Time Commitment:  On average between 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Development Manager

Description: Assist with the administration of internal and external Make-A-Wish Michigan fundraising events. Assignments may include working on the Wish Ball black tie gala, the annual Walk For Wishes and third party events.  Responsibilities include coordinating event logistics, working with volunteers and assisting with donor recognition and event sponsorship.

Requirements: Excellent organizational and communication skills. Attention to detail is key and must be able to work and multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point, in addition to any prior experience in event planning is helpful.


GRANT WRITING INTERNSHIP

Location: Brighton Office

Time Commitment: On average between 16-20 hours per week             

Supervisor: Grants Coordinator

Description: Assisting the grants manager with grant research, writing and the grant application process.

Requirements: Excellent organizational and communication skills. Attention to detail is key and must be able to work and multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point, in addition to any prior experience in event planning is helpful.


CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

Location: Brighton Office

Time Commitment: On Average between 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Director of Corporate Development

Description: Assisting the development director with outreach to the corporate community, creating presentation materials and prospecting new partners.

Requirements: Excellent organizational and communication skills. Attention to detail is key and must be able to work and multi-task in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point, in addition to any prior experience in event planning is helpful.


WISH-A-MILE (WAM) BICYCLE TOUR INTERNSHIP (special event)

Location: Brighton and Grand Rapids Offices

Time Commitment: Available January –August for 2-3 full days per week to start, heavier time commitment in July as event approaches. Presence is required for the entire WAM event weekend

Supervisor: WAM Manager and WAM Logistics Manager

Description: Assisting with the planning and implementation of the Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour in July. Responsibilities may include working with event participants, sponsors, and volunteers, coordinating event details, documentation and design and participation in the final event.

Requirements: Availability for the event weekend and the preparation beforehand. Excellent communication skills, patience, flexibility in task assignment and the ability to multi-task are all key for this position.


IN-KIND INTERNSHIP

Location: Brighton Office

Time Commitment:  8-20 hours per week, flexible. Must work on Tuesdays in the office, remaining hours can be remote.

Supervisor: In-Kind Manager

Description: Assist with researching and securing donations and discounts for various services and items by contacting businesses for wishes, events and operations. Responsibilities include follow-up, record keeping and stewardship. Assist with coordinating ticket enhancement program by matching wish kids based on their interests with tickets for various events across the state of Michigan.

Requirements: Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented. Should have strong communication skills and be comfortable speaking with others in a professional manner over the phone, as well as drafting correspondence. Proficiency in Word and Excel is helpful.


Volunteer Services

Location: Brighton and Grand Rapids Offices

Time Commitment: On average between 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Volunteer Services Manager and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Description: Assisting the volunteer services staff by contacting, coordinating and working with Make-A-Wish Michigan volunteers. Responsibilities may include maintaining volunteer records and applications, contacting volunteers regarding upcoming events or wishes and assisting with volunteer recruitment.

Requirements: Excellent people skills, in both written and oral communication. Attention to detail is important and knowledge of Excel will be helpful.

Communications

Location: Brighton Office

Time Commitment: On Average between 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Communications Manager and Communications Coordinator

Description: Assisting with Make-A-Wish Michigan communications projects, including written newsletter stories, web content, press releases, event assistance and media relations. Responsibilities also include social media research and updates, as well as interviewing wish families and contacting media.

Requirements: Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary and knowledge of various social media outlets is helpful. Knowledge of AP Style and background in journalism, communications or public relations preferred. 

Program Services

WISH INTERN

Location: Brighton Office

Time Commitment: On average between 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Wish Coordinator

Description: Assist the wish team as they work to coordinate wishes. Projects will include data analysis, data entry, document preparation, coordinating reservations, file organization, preparing thank you notes and other projects as needed.

Requirements: Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary and attention to detail is important.


Referral/Medical Eligibility Intern

Location: Brighton Office

Time Commitment: On average between 16-20 hours per week

Supervisor: Referral Eligibility Manager

Description: Intern will assist with document preparation, data entry and creating/processing medical paperwork. Intern will also communicate with social workers and wish families and assist with other related projects.

Requirements: Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary and attention to detail is important. 

Make-A-Wish® Michigan
7600 Grand River Avenue
Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114
(734) 994-8620
Toll Free Michigan Only (800) 622-9474
Make-A-Wish® Michigan, Grand Rapids Office
648 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 363-4607
Toll Free (877) 631-9474