A Make-A-Wish® internship allows you to work for an inspiring mission as you gain real-world experience alongside talented professionals at one of the country's most recognized and well-respected charities.

Paid internships at Make-A-Wish America's National Office are offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters and are compensated on an hourly basis.

As a National Office intern, you'll work at the Make-A-Wish global headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz., and acquire experience in your field of interest.

Internship opportunities vary by semester and may include, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:
  • Accounting
  • Chapter Support
  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Donor Relations
  • Entertainment/Sports/Celebrity
  • Finance
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Market Research
  • Recruiting
  • Branding
  • Community Relations
  • Creative Writing/Content Development
  • Economics
  • Events & Campaigns
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Learning Technology
  • PR/Corporate Communications/Crisis Management
  • Social Media/Digital Marketing
Interning at Make-A-Wish was a dream come true. To align myself with an organization with such a powerful, clear mission while gaining real work experience, it's something many people struggle their whole careers to find. Real work. Real passion.”

— Jamie, former Make-A-Wish America intern, now full-time employee


The Make-A-Wish internship program is designed for current undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of being a leader in the non-profit sector.

Our internships help undergraduate and graduate students cultivate skills through real-life work experiences. Students who have recently graduated are only eligible for the session that immediately follows their graduation.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing.

For more information and to apply online, visit the Make-A-Wish career center.