06 Nov Melanie
Why did you want to intern at Make-A-Wish?
In my sophomore year of college I was chosen to go on an alternative spring break trip to Give Kids the World (the nonprofit resort where most wish kids stay at when they visit Disney World). It was a life-changing experience – it changed what I wanted to do as my career. Before my experience at GKTW I didn’t really have a concrete career plan. But I always enjoyed doing service projects and being a resource for other people. When I started looking for internships, I thought Make-A-Wish was a perfect fit for me.
What does a typical day in the office like?
Every day is different. A lot of my work has been to help prepare for major fundraising event. Right now, I’m making posters to cheer on the runners in the NYC Marathon who are running in support of Make-A-Wish. One of the things I really enjoyed was calling families who are interested in giving back to Make-A-Wish to invite them to events.
What is your favorite part of interning at Make-A-Wish
I love seeing the back-end of the development department – how professional fundraising actually works.
I’m applying to get my master’s degree in higher education student affairs.