Development Intern

Saint John, NB, Canada Req #37
May 2, 2024

Make-A-Wish Canada Internship Program

Your internship can change lives!


Our comprehensive paid summer internship program is crafted to provide students from all backgrounds with an impactful non-profit work experience, fostering a deep understanding of the sector. Our program is dedicated to equipping students with hands-on experience and sector knowledge needed for their future careers while making meaningful contributions to our organization. Interns at Make-A-Wish Canada have the opportunity to work in their preferred areas of interest, on significant projects alongside industry leaders.



We are looking for a Summer Intern to join our Development team in our New Brunswick chapter at Make-A-Wish Canada. We are looking for a driven, energetic, and resourceful student who enjoys collaboration, logistics, and who is eager to gain experience and new skills within the fundraising field in a non-profit.


This role is based out of Saint John, NB and is a summer internship at 5 days (37.5 hours) per week, Monday to Friday, on a hybrid schedule.  The expected start date for the successful candidate is June 3rd 2024 with the position ending August 2nd.



Working under the direction of the Chapter Director and working closely with the Development Officer and the local team, the Summer Intern will assist the chapter with fundraising & wish delivery tasks, with a focus on event support and donor stewardship.



  • Develop a comprehensive list of Funeral Homes in NB in order to enable us to build relationships with Funeral Homes across the province to promote MAWC as a charity of choice for memorial gifts.
  • Connect with every Funeral Home to assess supplies and respond to needs.
  • Support our Third-Party events – solicit auction items, post-event follow up.
  • Assist the Development Officer with donor stewardship.
  • Execute on the community club campaign (Rotary, Lion’s Club) by sending letters of asks to each club.
  • Support with the HMCS Fredericton Ride for Wishes.



  • Prepare wish boxes for delivery to wish kids & their families.
  • Assist with wish presentations at the office.



  • Inventory the supply room.
  • Brand training will be provided.

Other duties as assigned.



  • Meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses within your community and across Canada.
  • Real projects experience in real-time and a deep understanding of the non-profit sector.
  • An inclusive & collaborative team environment where you feel valued and inspired.
  • Robust onboarding program including training on diverse topics ranging from fundraising to fostering diversity and inclusion.  



  • Pursuing post-secondary education in a relevant field (public relations, marketing, sales, business management, communications, fundraising or events).
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age (requirement of Canada Summer Jobs funding).
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (requirement of Canada Summer Jobs funding).
  • Previous customer service experience is an asset.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively to meet set deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize your workload and handle multiple requests.
  • Comfortable in working with other team members and wish parents to gather information, if required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Teams.
  • A clear Criminal Background Check will be required.



  • Working in a hybrid work environment with a minimum of two days in office and 3 days working remotely in a home office environment.


Physical/Mental Effort

  • Works with multiple demands and changing/overlapping priorities.


Our Commitment to IDEA

Make-A-Wish Canada (MAWC) is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). We believe that it is essential to our mission that we build a diverse, balanced, and vibrant workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and seek to serve. Research has shown that candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. Therefore, we ask that even if you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, to still apply.


How to apply

If everything you’ve read so far sounds like you, we encourage you to apply now!  The deadline to apply is May 17th 2024 at 11:59pm ET.


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Make-A-Wish Canada provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Reasonable accommodations due to disability are available on request at any stage of the hiring process. 


Recruitment process

Our recruitment process is swift in pace.  Once applications are reviewed, we will contact our shortlisted candidates.  Our typical process includes a phone screen, one or two interviews, and reference checking, followed by an offer and a criminal background check for the successful candidate.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in working with us!



Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 38,500 wishes across the country, over 1000 last year alone. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.


For more information on how you can support Make-A-Wish® Canada or get involved please visit our website at


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship
  • Job Start Date June 3, 2024
  • Job End Date August 2, 2024
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  • Saint John, NB, Canada