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Jul 22, 2019

From College Student to Make-A-Wish Intern: Rhiannon Dixon

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We recently sat down with Make-A-Wish interns and asked a couple questions about their experiences. This week’s featured intern is Rhiannon Dixon who works with our Mission Delivery team.
Rhiannon stated she knew Make-A-Wish was a unique organization, when she noticed the staff going above and beyond for their wish kids. She knows that the most important thing in this organization is providing a child with a critical illness hope when it is needed most. “I am amazed at the amount of detail that is brought into each individual wish and inspired by the Make-A-Wish staff’s dedication.” Make-A-Wish truly wants each child to feel like they’re extraordinary, and Rhiannon said that’s something she sincerely admires. 

When talking about reasons to intern at Make-A-Wish, Rhiannon said that she wanted to give back to an organization that gave her “such fond memories of my own.” Rhiannon’s cousin, Jessica, was granted a wish when they were children. “The memories from Jessica’s wish are the best memories that I have with her. Make-A-Wish made her feel like a kid again,” Rhiannon stated. 

First impressions are extremely important, especially with jobs or internships. When discussing her first impression at Make-A-Wish, Rhiannon said, “The people here are so incredibly selfless and put their all into every wish.” Continuing, she said she was nervous when she came in for her first day, but immediately felt welcomed. 

Working at Make-A-Wish has taught Rhiannon patience and has heightened her attention to detail. She says that all the work she’s done is extremely meaningful because she knows she’s making a difference in people’s lives. Going forward, Rhiannon said she will utilize the skills she’s learned here to better serve her community and to help others in need. 

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