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Spring Special Events Intern

Winter/Spring Special Events Intern

The Special Events Intern supports Make-A-Wish Iowa's major special events, both internal and external This internship is only offered during the spring semester.

The Special Events Intern supports Make-A-Wish Iowa’s major special events, both internal and external.  The primary responsibilities include assisting with marketing of events, facilitating the donation of auction items, taking part in day of event coordination and assisting in updating internal database. The Special Events Intern will also provide support to the Development team and interact with donors and vendors relating to the events.

Qualifying Skills: Complete ease and comfort in speaking with donors, businesses, volunteers and wish families, excellent written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, detail oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks. Proficiency in Excel. 12-20 hours/wk required. Ability to actively serve on the Des Moines Gala committee and attend monthly meetings. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check (via Internet) if accepted for this internship.

Applicant must be available to assist day of at the Des Moines Gala – Saturday, May 2, 2020. While not required, it’s encouraged to also assist on-site at the following events:

  • Davenport Gala – Feb. 1, 2020
  • Dubuque Gala – March 7, 2020
  • Cedar Rapids Gala – April 27, 2020
  • Clinton Gala – April 4, 2020

Internship location is in Urbandale, Iowa.

To apply for this position, mail or e-mail (no phone calls, please) your resume and cover letter to:

Director of Events
Make-A-Wish Iowa
3009 100th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Email: Natalie – aoerpug@vbjn.jvfu.bet

Applicants will be required to submit a background check (via Internet) if accepted for this internship. This internship is an unpaid position. 



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Make-A-Wish® Iowa
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
(515) 334-2636
Toll Free Iowa Only (800) 797-9474