My internship at Make-A-Wish® has been truly magical. The staff is welcoming and values each intern’s help on all aspects of wish-granting, event planning and other necessary duties. This hands-on internship has been fast-paced, educational and, most importantly, meaningful.
When my internship started, I immediately began working with the Director of Development. I made phone calls to volunteers and wish families, organized the schedule for events, gathered supplies as needed and created a media book consisting of wish kid biographies and pictures. I improved my communication and organizational skills during this process. During the two-day event, I helped coordinate volunteers, assist with the phone bank, and accept donations.
The members of Make-A-Wish devote their time to making wishes come true for each deserving child. Each day, I left the Make-A-Wish office feeling gratified and inspired, knowing that I helped make a difference in a wish child’s life. I could not have asked for a better internship and I will continue to learn from those experiences and treasure the friendships I made at Make-A-Wish.