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Wish Program Internship

Internship Description

A wish program intern experiences first hand the heart of the Make-A-Wish® mission.

  • Support the wish team with all aspects of wish planning
    • Research products and experiences to create meaningful wishes
    • Coordinate travel aspects of the wish
    • Prepare and send with iteneraries
    • Request in-kind donations and assist with stewarding in-kind donors
    • Create touch points of the wish journey
  • Update pertinent information in software database to maintain accurate records
  • Communicate with medical professionals, wish families and volunteers
  • Prepare communication packets for wish families
  • File and catalogue completed wishes, children's photos, etc.
  • Support multiple departments with internal events
  • Participate as a productive member of the team
  • Answer telephones and dispense appropriate messages and incoming faxes
  • A special project may be designed specifically for the semester of study that will have timelines for completion. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Operate within the policies and procedures established by the National Office and local Make-A-Wish chapter


Skills necessary for this role include:

  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively; strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Strong creative thinking and writing skills
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Experience with software databases preferred (Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce)
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher and MS Outlook
  • Student in a related-major degree program (preferred)
  • Able to successfully work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Commitment to and a passion for the work of Make-A-Wish

How to Apply

  • Location: Cleveland, OH; Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; or Louisville, KY.
  • 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
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Indiana Region
7330 Woodland Drive
Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 636-6060
Toll Free Wish Families Only (877) 872-2756
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northwest Ohio Region
1745 Indian Wood Circle
Suite 130
Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 244-9474
Toll Free (800) 666-8539