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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii Wish Assist Internship- Spring 2024


More than 1,300 children from around the world wish to visit Hawaii each year. These wishes range from meeting a real-life mermaid to surfing with Bethany Hamilton. Our Wish Assist department works with each child’s local chapter to bring his or her one true wish to life. The Wish Assist intern will work with the team to plan and coordinate these wishes to visit Hawaii. Daily coordination duties include:

  • Securing wish paperwork
  • Wish development
  • Making travel arrangements and itineraries
  • Data entry and communication with vendors and originating chapters
  • Support and attendance at training sessions and some events also required

Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Travel Industry/Hospitality, Social Work, Psychology, Child Life or related fields. All majors are welcome. Applicants that are bilingual in Spanish are encouraged to apply.  


Internships are available during the Spring 2024 semester and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. We request a 10-15 hour per week commitment for the duration of the semester by potential internship applicants. To be eligible, potential interns must be enrolled as a student during the period of internship. Internships are also available for course credit (contingent upon university approval). All internships are non-paid. We have openings in our downtown Honolulu office. Qualified applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), and demonstrate maturity and responsibility. Ability to handle multiple tasks and possess strong organizational skills is also encouraged.