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Sales & Marketing Intern

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply today. Due to the three terms in which we seek interns our application deadlines are rolling. WISH must make a decision approximately a month before our new term begins.


HOUSING: WISH will provide double occupancy WISH furnished housing free of charge to Intern for the term of the Internship.

COMPENSATION: Unpaid Internship. WISH will work with academic advisors and faculty to support college credits.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS - It is the goal of WISH to help the right intern sharpen or develop the following skills that will help them become successful in their chosen careers”

·         Gain practical business experience

·         Improve written communication skills for the business environment

·         Improve time management skills, in the business environment there are generally many balls up in the air. It takes skill and practice to put them in the right order and execute.

·         Develop marketing skills in the print, web, and social media environments

·         Learn the importance of delivering a clear and concise message

·         Improve and develop skills that enable team development to achieve a desired outcome

·         Gain negotiation skill and experience

·         Gain or improve upon networking skills, while making valuable professional contacts



·         Attend and participate in sales and marketing meetings, interpret analytics and reports

·         Attend various events and meetings with WISH staff

·         Assist in the marketing materials

·         Manage and maintain the WISH marketing database

·         Attend events on weeknights or weekends as WISH representative

·         Work with Events & Social Media Interns to manage event budgets, RSVP lists and related schedules

·         Work with staff and volunteers on event day to make the WISH event a success

·         Complete an event summary report

·         Identify potential client and internship opportunities

·         Participate in outreach to government and D.C. based organizations

·         Develop and maintain relationships with interns and internship coordinators.

·         Research opportunities and proposals to expand the WISH footprint

·         Other Duties as Assigned


·         Great communication skills and outgoing personality

·         Strong organizational and time management skills

·         Strong writing and editing skills

·         Basic familiarity in planning events

·         Experience with basic social media and marketing materials

·         Familiarity with basic search engine and social media marketing principles and platforms

·         MS Office skills

·         Self-starters a must