Wish Granting Intern - Winter/Spring 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Internship expand job description ↓


This internship provides candidates the opportunity to experience the magic of Make-A-Wish firsthand by directly contributing to the wish planning process. Interns will work directly with our Wish Coordinators on the planning and execution of wishes.

Daily Assignments May Include:

  • Researching travel information
  • Assisting with wish paperwork
  • Entering family data into our database
  • Assisting with special projects for unique wish types
  • Other duties as needed

Time Commitment: Two to three full days per week from early January through late May and the ability to attend an orientation on Thursday, January 3rd.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Desire to contribute to the mission of Make-A-Wish

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in Social Work, Events Management, Non-Profit Management, Medicine, and/or Nursing

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to commute to our downtown Chicago office (we are located in the River North neighborhood)
  • Minimum age for all internships is 18
  • Selected candidates will be asked to participate in a criminal background check.
  • Cover letter required

***Preferred candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews. No phone calls please.***

All internships are unpaid.


An internship at Make-A-Wish Illinois provides a unique opportunity to see how a renowned nonprofit organization runs from the inside. In addition to the learning opportunities outlined in the job description, all interns also:

  • Sit down with the senior leaders of our organization
  • Have the opportunity to participate in our amazing culture
  • Network with our exceptional teammates
  • Create lifelong memories

We want to invite YOU to be a part of the magic that we experience every day at Make-A-Wish and learn why we are consistently ranked as one of The Nonprofit Times' "Top Nonprofits to Work For!"

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Will you meet the minimum age requirement (18) prior to the start of your internship?
Are you willing to submit to a criminal background check if selected for this position?
Are you able to commit to 2 to 3 full days per week for the full internship cycle which runs from early January through late May?
This particular internship is located at our Chicago office (in the River North neighborhood). Are you able to utilize public transportation or your own vehicle in order to arrive in a timely manner each day?
If selected, are you looking to obtain class credit for this internship?