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Internship Testimonials

Corey’s Internship Experience

My internship experience with Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic has been nothing short of magical. From the moment I submitted my application until my last day, I was surrounded by a family of altruistic, generous and smiling faces at Make-A-Wish. I have never met people more dedicated to helping children and so willing to help me progress as a writer and an intern.

My primary responsibility during my internship was to write wish stories about granted wishes. Make-A-Wish gave me the opportunity to enhance my writing, research and communication skills and produce numerous stories that I am extremely proud of. Writing about children with life-threatening medical conditions can tear at your heart strings, but the hope, strength and joy that Make-A-Wish volunteers and staff provide is so powerful that I know every minute I spent at Make-A-Wish was worth it. Because of the staff and the Make-A-Wish mission, I know that every time I stepped foot in the office I was making a difference in the organization and the lives of deserving children.

No matter your title at Make-A-Wish, everybody plays an important role. I learned so much during my internship that I know will stay with me for the rest of my writing career. I couldn't have wished for a better way to spend my summer.

Writing about children with life-threatening medical conditions can tear at your heart strings, but the hope, strength and joy that Make-A-Wish volunteers and staff provide is so powerful that I know every minute I spent at Make-A-Wish was worth it." ”

— Corey, Summer '12 Program Services Intern

Aigerim's Internship Experience

My internship experience at Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic was absolutely amazing. While mastering the many skills that are crucial in an efficiently functioning office environment and observing how a non-profit functions, I had the unique opportunity to help make an impact in a child’s life. If that wasn’t enough, I got to do all of this while surrounded by a welcoming, dedicated and incredible staff.  

I worked in the program services department, which is responsible for most of the logistics in the wish-granting process. I got to witness and assist with almost every single step necessary in granting a wish. It is absolutely magical to see an idea grow from three simple phrases (I wish to be, I wish to go, and I wish to have) into a marvelous and absolutely original wish!

Throughout my three months with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, I learned a lot and got to interact with remarkable people dedicated to an amazing mission. It was a great privilege working for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic. I loved every aspect of my internship! Thank you!

Best,
Aigerim


It is absolutely magical to see an idea grow from three simple phrases (I wish to be, I wish to go, and I wish to have) into a marvelous and absolutely original wish!" ”

— Aigerim, Summer '12 Program Services Intern

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