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Internships

Our internship program offers interns a substantive learning experience that affords them the opportunity to contribute to our work, and to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools they may need to continue in the nonprofit field.


About the Program

Interns at Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles give of their time and talents to help bring hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Our interns receive valuable training, knowledge, and hands-on experience working in a non-profit environment.

All of our internships are unpaid. However, academic credit can be provided for students applying for our internship program (depending on specific criteria/requirements of the student’s educational institution). Our project-based internships provide opportunities to work with highly qualified professionals and strengthen new skills. All hired interns must successfully complete a background check prior to beginning their internship. 


Skills

Applicants should be reliable, flexible, and detail oriented as well as self-motivated. They should also possess strong written and communication skills as well as project management skills.

We will consider your educational goals and experience as part of our interview process. We consider all majors; Our internships may interest students studying in the following fields:

  • Communications
  • Sociology
  • Public Relations
  • Professional Writing
  • Journalism
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Social Work/Public Health

Types of Internships

Marketing and Communications Intern

  • Interns will serve to expand existing wish story libraries, develop recommendations for increasing diversity across chapter communications, and learn more about the strategic communications of a nonprofit.

Fundraising Intern

  • Interns will be responsible for assisting with communications and/or fundraising duties, program coordination, event planning, and office and field projects.

Programs Services Intern

  • Interns will work on performing and assisting with projects to assist in the wish process. Interns may work in the following areas of our chapter: Volunteer Services, Wish Assists, or Medical Outreach.

Timeline

Based on a student’s availability and school schedule, internships can begin or end before or after the dates indicated below:

Fall

     Dates of program: September through December
     Applications accepted through August 15th.

Spring

     Dates of program: January through May
     Applications accepted through December 1st.

Summer

     Dates of program: May through August
     Applications accepted through May 1st.

Interns generally serve between 9-12 hours per week. While these time frames work best for most students, all scheduling, including start/end dates and hours per week, is flexible and negotiated between the candidate and the supervisor during the interview stage of the selection process. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


How To Apply

To apply for an internship position, you must submit the following:

Documents must be sent via email or fax.
Email: internships@la.wish.org
Fax: 310-272-7777 (ATTN: Volunteer Services)

We offer interns a substantive learning experience that affords them the opportunity to contribute to our work, and the knowledge, skills and tools they may need to continue in the nonprofit field.

We offer interns a substantive learning experience that affords them the opportunity to contribute to our work, and the knowledge, skills and tools they may need to continue in the nonprofit field.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
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