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Current Internship Opportunities

Development Internships

Internships available in the Boston, West Springfield and East Providence offices

The Foundation's Development Department is responsible for the organization's fundraising. Development Interns work on meaningful projects commensurate with their academic experience and interests, as well as a variety of Development assignments. We are now accepting internship applicants. For further information, please contact Krista Bishop at  No phone calls please.

Communications Internship, Boston office

We are seeking a communications intern to support our communications work, including writing and editing wish stories for use in our e-newsletter, website, and print collateral; organizing and maintaining our electronic library of wish photo files; developing and editing social media and website copy; and assisting with research to inform our print and online communications strategies.

Minimum commitment of two to three months and 10-15 hours per week is required. The ideal candidate will be a college (junior or senior preferred) or graduate student local to the Boston area with impeccable writing and editing skills, as well as strong verbal communication skills. We are seeking a writer who will contribute his/her creativity while maintaining our organization’s voice and brand standards. Demonstrable experience with social media a plus, as are graphic design and/or photography skills and experience in producing photo slideshows and videos.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and 2-3 brief writing samples to Krista Bishop at

Bi-Lingual Recruitment Specialist Internship

Overview of Program
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island is seeking one or more dynamic and motivated individuals to assist the organization with growing its current bilingual (Spanish and Portuguese speaking) volunteer base. These individuals will be instrumental in identifying potential partnerships with community, corporate and faith-based groups that may contribute to the recruitment of bilingual Latinos and other nationalities and ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented in the volunteer base. In addition they will assist with profiling the organization’s existing volunteer base. 

This opportunity may be eligible for college credit if approved by the individual’s college/university.

Reporting Structure
Recruitment Specialists will report directly to the Senior Volunteer Manager and work in collaboration with the Public Relations and Media Relations Manager and Bilingual Wish Program Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for carrying out the organization’s bilingual volunteer recruitment plan goals, objectives and action steps for recruitment and outreach.
  • Increase recruitment of bilingual volunteers with an immediate concentration on the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities.
  • Work with the Bilingual Outreach Team to develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers with the targeted skills and availability.
  • Engage current bilingual volunteers to participate in recruitment discussions/efforts in the community.
  • Contribute to the development of presentation materials appropriate for a variety of settings.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team on social media opportunities.
  • Track all recruitment and outreach efforts and activities.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by the Senior Volunteer Manager and Bilingual Outreach Team.

Required Qualifications

  • Fluent Spanish speaking a must. (Portuguese speaking a plus.)
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills (phone, presentation and networking).
  • Excellent written communication skills (in both Spanish and English).
  • Knowledge of culturally and geographically diverse communities within Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • Superior organizational skills / the ability to collect relevant data and to engage in meaningful. monitoring, evaluation and reporting to Bilingual Outreach Team.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Time Commitment and Location
Individuals must commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday from February 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015 in one of our three office locations. (Boston, West Springfield or Providence, RI)

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Krista Bishop, email:, fax: 617.367.1059 No phone calls please.

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474