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Communications Intern - Make-a-Wish (hybrid)


The Communications intern will work directly with our Communications Manager to effectively create communication campaigns and expand ongoing grant-writing and alumni-program projects.

Opportunities/Project Duties

  1. Create social media posts and strategy
  2. Design graphics for print and digital.
  3. Take photos of wishes or other noteworthy events
  4. Research and craft stories about the children and families we serve, our donors and our volunteers.
  5. Develop marketing materials and advertisements
  6. Write and research grants (optional)
  7. Assist with wish family alumni program
  8. Outreach to various marketing partners and other stakeholders.
  9. Other projects as needed.

The successful Work U student will:

  • Understand and embody the importance of community service and volunteerism.
  • Work effectively alone and as part of a team.
  • Provide personal warmth when working with wish families or outside vendors
  • Be flexible and can listen, coach, and collaborate
  • Be creative, take initiative and have a sense of humor.
  • Embody a sense of maturity and professionalism to ensure meaningful interactions with internal and external audiences.
  • Be able to follow the Make-A-Wish branding guide and guidelines, especially on social media

Skills you will develop

  • Gain confidence in working with others in a professional setting
  • Experience working with a National Brand
  • Gain firsthand writing, graphic design, photography and/or videography experience and have a portfolio of published materials to use toward future employment.
  • Learn to provide timely outreach to a variety of people, like wish families, donors, and vendors.

What is Work U?

This position lives within the Work U program at Boise State. You may apply to up to three different Work U opportunities.  Work U is a unique internship program that gives you hands-on professional experience, clarity on your career goals, an opportunity to be mentored, focused classroom time, and a chance to build your resume and network – all while gaining three upper-division credits.