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Social Media Intern

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area is seeking an organized, diligent, creative self-starter who is passionate about our mission. This position provides support for the marketing department.

Tasks related to this position will include but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Create and publish relevant, original, high-quality posts on Make-A-Wish’s social media accounts (primarily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; occasionally YouTube and LinkedIn)
  • Ensure all content published is consistent with Make-A-Wish brand voice and style guide
  • Monitor social media accounts and respond to messages and comments
  • Maintain an editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns
  • Promote events through social advertising
  • Find and share articles, stories, etc. that are relevant to our mission and supporters
  • Use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics to assess trends and generate weekly marketing analytics and analysis reports
  • Research and report on social media best practices; provide suggestions and strategies for growing social following and boosting engagement


  • Knowledge of social media platforms, their respective user demographics and best uses: primarily Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but also LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube etc.
  • Working knowledge of SEO practices
  • Google Analytics and Adwords experience is an asset.
  • Basic photo editing (cropping, color correction etc.); Photoshop knowledge is a plus
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
  • Work proactively and independently, communicating well with marketing staff
  • Promote the mission and activities of Make-A-Wish with enthusiasm


The ideal candidate would be available six to eight hours a week for 12-16 weeks. The hours can be divided over one to three days per week. This is a seasonal internship, with flexible start/end dates: 

Fall Intern (August-December)
Spring Intern (January-May)
Summer Intern (June-August)

Please indicate your availability in the cover letter.


Marketing, Communications, Business

Minimum G.P.A. is 3.0
This is a volunteer position. College credit may be available depending on the requirements of your college or university.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email to

No phone calls please.

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who are battling critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
1333 Broadway
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 982-9474