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Thank you for your interest in Make-A-Wish® Nebraska's internship program! Internship opportunities are open in the Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney offices every fall, spring, and summer semester depending on availability. 

All of our internships are unpaid, however, volunteer hours and academic credit may be earned. Interning at Make-A-Wish Nebraska can provide valuable training and experience with non-profit work.

Internships are open to students or recent graduates (18-years-old or older). Successful applicants should have good organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and have excellent communication skills.

Intern’s roles and duties:

Interns will work primarily with our Development Staff and will participate in a variety of hands-on activities including event planning support, research, filing, and writing.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with event logistics
  • Help coordinate auction items
  • Help write thank you notes to donors
  • Help with mailings
  • Conduct fundraising research
  • Reach out to potential vendors
  • Other tasks as needed

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter by the corresponding deadline listed below:

Summer Semester: Applications are due by April 19th

Fall Semester: Applications are due by July 19th

Spring Semester: November 19th

We ask that interns dedicate at least 10 hours per week to working in the office. However, all scheduling is flexible and will be negotiated between the candidate and the office he or she is applying to during the interview process.  

Please send your resume and cover letter to the appropriate office:




Kearney and Greater Nebraska

Emily Marston

Marketing and Events Manager


[email protected]

Melissa Davis-Schmit

Regional Program Director-Lincoln


[email protected]

Marion McDermott

Director of Development-Greater NE


[email protected]

All hired interns must complete a background check prior to beginning their internship.

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Make-A-Wish® Nebraska
1005 S 107th Ave.
Suite 102
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 333-8999
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Lincoln Office
8033 S 15th St.
Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Kearney Office
412 East 25th
Suite D
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-6612