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Internship Opportunities


Throughout the year, Make-A-Wish® Missouri offers a variety of unpaid volunteer internships to provide opportunities for students and recent graduates, to receive academic credit and/or valuable work experience in the nonprofit field. Students must be a junior or senior to apply.

Types of Internships Available

Administrative: Assist with miscellaneous projects, including mailings, copies/scanning/printing, organizing projects, data entry, human resources projects, and phone calls.

Fundraising/Events: Focus on fundraising, with possible experience in event planning, donor solicitation, data management, individual and corporate donations, public relations for wish children and events.

Marketing: Social media, public relations, digital analytics, content writing, photography, graphic design, and media relations. 

Wish Department: Help our wish team make wishes come true by doing research, copies/scanning/printing, filing and folder projects, and making phone calls. 

Internship Calendar and Application

Interns are accepted on a continual basis throughout the year, depending on internship availability. There is a minimum of an 8-week commitment of at least 12-15 hours each week (flexible to meet school credit requirements).  

Spring Interns are typically selected by December. Start date will be in January and End date will be May the week before Finals. We recommend applying between October-December, the earlier the better.

Summer Interns are typically selected by April.  Start date will be in May and End date will be mid-August, unless an extra-curricular activity requires a student to return to school earlier and it has been approved by the Internship Manager prior to accepting internship.  We recommend applying between January-March, the earlier the better.

Fall Interns are typically selected by July. Start date will be mid-August and End date will be in December the week before Finals.  We recommend applying between April and June, the earlier the better.

How to Apply

To apply for one of our internship positions, please complete an application and send to Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about the internship program at

Make-A-Wish® Missouri
13523 Barrett Parkway Dr
Suite 241
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 205-9474
Toll Free (800) 548-5058