Wish Planning Intern

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Make-A-Wish(r)Greater Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 battling life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish(r) Greater Bay Area was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, we have granted more than 8,000 wishes to date and grant more than 400 wishes per year. The Greater Bay Area Chapter is headquartered in Oakland, and serves 17 counties of Northern California, granting 400 wishes per year.


The Program Department is looking for a summer intern to assist with wish planning. This essential position will help the Program Team grant more wishes during our busiest wish granting season. 24 hours per week; hours are negotiable.

This is a volunteer position. College credit may be available depending on the requirements of your college or university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Planning travel wishes for children visiting Disney World in Orlando, FL.
  • Maintaining administrative records of wishes in database and files.
  • Reconciling wish costs (direct and in-kind).
  • Assisting all team members with the planning of wish experiences.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Passion for the mission, vision and wish granting process of Make-A-Wish.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • PC proficient - Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), etc.
  • Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) not required but helpful.


All the office work will be done at the Make-A-Wish office in Oakland.

Volunteer Commitment:

Agree to a minimum three-month commitment.

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Children & Youth Health & Medicine People with Disabilities


Sat Jun 01, 2019 - Sat Aug 31, 2019


1333 BroadwaySte 200Oakland, CA 94612



  • Basic Computer Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • 24 hours per week, for the summer (dates and times of day flexible)

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