My first couple of days at Make-A-Wish Michigan have been pretty hectic. However, it has been exactly the way I wanted it to be. I wanted to work at an organization this summer that allowed me to learn from a well run and established system. The hectic nature of the first few weeks has been mostly due to training and working on remembering the protocols for everything I do. Everyone has a job, knows what everyone else’s job is, and they work together to make Kid’s dream come true.
I’m working as a communication’s intern and have spent my time writing stories and creating videos on Make-A-Wish kids. One of the bigger projects I have is to find Make-A-Wish kids from all the way in 1987 through 2017 to create a video. Its a daunting task but it’s something that has been really rewarding so far. I’m also working with Kids For Wish kids and coming up with fundraising ideas for schools. Yesterday I helped go to a school and receive a check as a result of a classes fundraising efforts.
I’m having a great time so far and have a ton of work to do. I think it’s going to be a great summer!