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Referrals Internship

Internship Description

A referral intern gets first hand experience with our referral process.

  • Support the Medical Outreach and Referral Manager with all outreach and referral needs
  • Support the Wish Referral Process by managing wish inquiries and referrals:
    • Take wish referrals from appropriate medical personnel and/or family members
    • Send family information/HIPPA waiver and upon receiptCreate volunteer-related communications
    • Follow-up by sending child’s eligibility letter to physician thus communicating eligibility to families
  • Communicate with families and medical professionals
  • Update and maintain records in wish database
  • Answer telephones and dispense appropriate messages and incoming faxes
  • Assist with other projects as needed
  • Participate as a productive member of the team
  • Operate within the policies and procedures established by the National Office and local Make-A-Wish® chapter


Skills necessary for this role include:

  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with databases preferred
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively; strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Excellent communication and customer service skill
  • Able to successfully work in a collaborative, team-oriented organization
  • Commitment to and a passion for the work of Make-A-Wish

How to Apply

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Salary: This is an unpaid internship. College credit may be offered.
  • Hours: May vary based on student’s availability.
  • Deadline to apply: This is an ongoing internship opportunity offered each semester.
  • Application Instructions:   

    To apply for an internship, please submit your resume and completed Internship Interest Form to
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region
6060 Rockside Woods Blvd
Suite 315
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 241-3670
Toll Free (888) 272-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Central Ohio Region
2545 Farmers Drive
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 923-0555
Toll Free (877) 206-9474
Make-A-Wish® of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Southern Ohio Region
4500 Cooper Rd
Suite 304
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 745-9474
Toll Free (888) 441-9474
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Kentucky & Southern Indiana Region
1230 Liberty Bank Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 327-0705
Toll Free Kentucky Only (866) 487-9474
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7330 Woodland Drive
Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 636-6060
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1745 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 130
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 244-9474
Toll Free (800) 666-8539