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Winter Wishes Intern

Each year, New York Cares works with hundreds of our community partners, including homeless shelters, schools and nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors living in poverty; many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to our partners. This year marks the 29th Annual Winter Wishes Program.



The Winter Wishes Intern will help the New York Cares Service Events department by assisting with data entry; creating and mailing event collateral; leading volunteers in various service programs; and completing administrative tasks as needed. This intern plays a large role in ensuring that all 35,000 children, teens & seniors participating in the Winter Wishes program receive gifts from New York Cares volunteers this holiday season.


  • Demonstrate commitment to community service and volunteerism
  • Experience working with and/or leading groups of volunteers preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Willingness to learn our database program, Salesforce
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Professional demeanor and communication skills, both in person and on the telephone, with a wide range of agency contacts and volunteers
  • Available 10-20 hours during the week Monday through Friday anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.


This is an unpaid internship.


Please submit a cover letter & resume via email (include the job title, Winter Wishes Intern, in the subject line) to