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Internship Opportunities

Development Intern

Please Note: We are currently accepting applications for Spring / Summer 2015 Internships. Thank You!

The Development department is responsible for the fundraising efforts for the organization. There are many fundraising initiatives-working with corporations and foundations, generating donated goods and services (in-kind), developing cause-related marketing campaigns, generating funds for our endowment, raising money in the schools and in the workplace, as well as our internal and external events.
Summary: Provide support to development staff. This intern position will work with the following areas: External Events, Internal Events, National & Corporate Partnerships.
Office Locations: Buffalo and Rochester

Program Services Intern

The Program Services department (Wish granting) is responsible for the processing of each and every wish that comes through our doors as well as hosting those children from across the country and around the world whose wishes are granted in Metro New York and Western New York.
Summary: Provide support to program services staff responsible for the coordination and administration of wishes.
Office Locations: Buffalo

Special Events Intern

The Special Events department is responsible for creating, managing and coordinating our internal and cultivation events throughout the year.

Summary: Provide support and assistance to special events staff on all internal events

Office Locations: Buffalo and Rochester

Would you like more information about volunteering in Western New York? Please contact Volunteer Resources at

Volunteering - WNY
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
500 5th Avenue
Suite 2900
New York, NY 10110
(212) 957-9474
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Western New York
100 Sylvan Parkway
Suite 101
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474