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About Internships

Our internship program is designed to give each individual a diverse and rewarding experience while working towards fulfilling our mission.

Internships provide individuals with hands-on learning opportunities while allowing them to grow and succeed. Although all internships are unpaid, students interested in a career in the non-profit sector will find a wealth of experience by working with the Make-A-Wish San Diego office.

Internship Opportunities

Whether it is working in the Development Department to support fundraising and stewardship initiatives or assisting the Wish Department with the coordination of wish experiences and volunteers, interns receive hands-on experience as they support mission delivery.

Please click the links below to download various job descriptions as they pertain to specific internships. Please note, our needs vary throughout the year and all positions may not be available during a specific semester.


We are currently seeking the following for Spring 2018:

  • Special Events Intern
  • Donor Care Intern

Please send applications to by December 15, 2017.

Application Process

All prospective interns must complete an assessment before being considered for an internship with Make-A-Wish San Diego including an application, cover letter & resume.

In order to best serve our community, we require all applicants to go through an assessment before becoming an active part of our company.  This includes a completed applicationresume, and cover letter and a potential interview. Upon reviewing your application, we may contact you for next steps. Please note, our needs vary at any given time and unfortunately not all applicants will be contacted.

CLICK HERE to download an Internship Application

Applications will be accepted and reviewed during the following periods:


Internship Period

Applications Due


May 1st – August 31st

April 15th


Sept. 1st – Dec. 31st

Aug. 15th


Jan. 1st – April 30th

Dec. 15th

Completed Applications can be sent to:

Make-A-Wish San Diego
Attn: Internships
2440 Hotel Circle North #200
San Diego, CA 92108


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Sarah Woo

Special Events & Marketing Coordinator

(858) 707-9474 ext. 109

Email Sarah at

Jenna Martin

Wish Coordinator

(858) 707-9474 ext. 105

Email Jenna at
Make-A-Wish® San Diego
2440 Hotel Circle North
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 707-9474