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28 Aug 2017

Development & Public Relations Intern

Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley

This employer is not affiliated with LBC.

 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Internship

Job Description

Development/Public Relations Intern:

Though many study focuses will find this internship helpful, areas of concentration that will best fit this position are business, communications, public relations, graphic design, English and those interested in pursuing a non-profit career. The development/public relations intern will assist the two Lancaster office development team in all areas of fundraising practices.  In particular, this office organizes a Guinness World Record holding annual event, the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy.  You will have the opportunity to be involved in large-scale event management.

The intern will also assist with the public relations efforts and the creation of graphic design material as needed. Other tasks may include data entry, prospect research, making thank you calls and help with mailings and working with local area schools’ fundraising efforts.

The development/public relations intern will need to display excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Communication skills are essential as you may be speaking with donors or prospects.

Most importantly, successful applicants must have a genuine interest in all aspects of fundraising.

Generally, we have one position in our Lancaster office and one in our Blue Bell office though not all are offered each semester.


Desired Skills:

Ability to communicate well both in writing and verbally


Critical and strategic thinking

Ability to communicate in delicate/sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality

Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance

Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

Spanish speaking a plus

How to Apply

Please complete online application and include resume and cover letter.  


Job Details

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Internship.

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