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Spring 2024 Corporate Development Intern

JOB TITLE:                  Corporate Development Intern


REPORTS TO:            Associate Director of Corporate Development  


JOB SUMMARY:        The Corporate Development Intern will assist the Development department with annual fundraising efforts that include, but are not limited to, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate and foundation donors. 


Each intern is supported by the HR Manager, who manages the internship experience.


This is not a remote position.


Who We Are:


At Make-A-Wish® Arizona, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life- changing. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
More than 40 years ago the inspiration for Make-A-Wish began with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. Today, together with our volunteers, donors, staff and supporters,
Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500,000 life-changing wishes and transformed countless lives.


We at Make-A-Wish Arizona are extremely team-oriented. We are striving to create an inclusive and diverse office that incorporates teamwork, open communication, and strategic leadership. We are looking for passionate individuals who share the same passion for building trust, improving communication, and creating strategies for success.



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision:


Make-A-Wish is committed to championing diversity, equity and inclusion, fostering an organization that is accessible and welcoming. In turn, we are uniting communities to help make more wishes possible.

  • Our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as core values and practice.
  • It is only through our mosaic of different cultures, perspectives and experiences that we can grant life-changing wishes to every eligible child.
  • As the world’s largest wish-granting organization we stand against racism and intolerance and are committed to representation and acceptance, creating a sense of belonging, and practicing fairness in creating opportunities for our wish families, volunteers and staff.



  • Assist in planning and executing cause marketing campaigns/projects 
  • Responsible for the execution of the annual statewide Jack in the Box campaign  
  • Corporate donor solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship 
  • Ensure deliverables are met for national campaigns and partners
  • Responsible for Salesforce database entry for action tracking
  • Assist in creating promotions of the month emails and marketing requests.
  • Provide administrative support for the corporate development department.
  • Perform other duties as needed



  • Requires excellent project management, writing, and presentation skills
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Live Events experience preferred but not required
  • Exemplary customer service skills and attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office, Outlook and donor database management software (Salesforce)
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of office equipment
  • Minimum of 15-20 hour work week preferred 
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to multitask
  • Comfort with cold-calling solicitations 
  • Caring professional with a strong knowledge of standard office protocol and behavior
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Effective problem solver



  • Child Focus 
  • Community
  •  Integrity
  •  Innovation 



How to apply: 

The Make-A-Wish Arizona internship program is designed for young professionals with the goal of being a leader in the nonprofit sector. All interns must be 18 years of age or older. Interested applicants should submit the following materials to  

  • Cover letter indicating semester internship of interest (Spring, Summer or Fall) 
  • Resume 


*Applications without these components will not be considered. Please specify the position and semester you are applying for in your cover letter. All our internships offer valuable work experience and the possibility of college credit. Please no phone calls.