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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii- Communications Copywriting Internship- Spring 2024

Make-A-Wish HawaiiHonolulu, HI
Start date: 01/16/2024Duration: 16 Weeks
Unpaid Internship10 - 15 hrs/wk

22 days ago



This position entails working with the Communications Department to convey the Make-A-Wish Hawaii mission and brand to various publics, including current and prospective donors, wish families, volunteers, medical professionals, and more. Tasks may include:

  • Interviewing wish families, volunteers, medical professionals, and other constituents
  • Crafting creative wish stories and blogs
  • Writing compelling, concise social media posts
  • Drafting media advisories, pitches, and press releases
  • Composing donor stewardship pieces
  • Copywriting for advertisements, marketing emails, and other collateral

Candidates interested in applying for this position should have a passion for interviewing, storytelling, and information gathering. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, or Creative Writing. Individuals most successful in this internship thrive in a collaborative, deadline-driven environment.

Required graduation year

2023 - 2026


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.

*Please include 3 short writing samples with your resume/cover letter. The samples can be of any topic, and can be from classwork. Mahalo!*

About Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Every year, there are about 100 keiki in our islands newly diagnosed with a critical illness. It is our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. Learn about the transformative power of a wish and why medical professionals are prescribing it as good medicine.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    press releases
    social media
    microsoft office
    creative writing
    business writing
    public relations


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What happens after you send in your application?

Interviews for this role are expected to start on 10/16/23. Due to the volume of applications, Make-A-Wish Hawaii has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

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That get hired for this type of internship

  • English Language And Literature13%

  • Communication11%

  • Journalism9%

  • Advertising8%

  • Writing5%

  • 225 other majors50%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Hearst
  • NBC Universal
  • Conde Nast
  • Crispin Porter Bogusky
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Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Honolulu, HI | $6,541/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,833

  • Miscellaneous$1,090

  • Food$716

  • Utilities$509

  • Transportation$393


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