"You don't think about where you are going to lay your head at night when you have a baby in the NICU. You aren't thinking of yourself - but, you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of your baby. That's why the Ronald McDonald House is so important."

Stacy, Mother

"The help that the House gives to families in need, as well as our family, is an inspiration to us all and has already taught my six-year-old, Rena, how important it is to give open heartedly to those in need."

The Williams Family

"Staying at the Ronald McDonald House allowed me to be at the hospital at a moment's notice during Mason's stay in the NICU. I honestly share my story with tears of joy; the Ronald McDonald House has allowed us to be a family."

The Lung Family

"During my stay at the House there were days when I was sick and wanted to be alone, but then there were days where we had a great time all piled up in the living room."

Judith, Cancer Patient

"My favorite thing about volunteering is the opportunity to listen to the families' stories. This seems to provide great comfort to them and their courage is inspiring to me."

Lilie, Volunteer

"It was a blessing staying at the Ronald McDonald House and being able to be near my son incase anything ever happen.


Hope, Mother

"Everyone at the Ronald McDonald House is in good spirits and are very welcoming. All of the families are thankful which makes my internship so meaningful."


Lilly, Intern

Internship Program

Event Planning Internships

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Columbia, SC offers internship positions each semester to assist with non-profit event and fundraising endeavors, as well as other duties as assigned. Interns must be reliable and comfortable working in a variety of settings. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required and some experience in fundraising or event planning is preferred. Interns will assist with writing press releases, soliciting donations, interacting with event sponsors and donors and cultivating new relationships with supporters while learning the importance of implementing, planning and executing events.

The RMHC Columbia, SC event planning internship program is a partnership between RMHC Columbia, SC and an accredited institution of higher learning. Students must have completed two college semesters and be willing to commit to interning a minimum of 20 hours per week during the summer semesters or 15 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.

Placement of the event planning interns will be at the discretion of the RMHC Executive Director and the Marketing and Development Manager, and will depend upon mentor availability and student qualifications. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to meghan@rmhcofcolumbia.org.

Ronald McDonald House Internships

The Ronald McDonald House Columbia, SC offers internship positions each semester to assist with daily operations of the Ronald McDonald House, as well as other duties as assigned. Interns must be reliable and comfortable working in a variety of settings and with various groups of people. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic computer skills are required, as well as the ability and willingness to carry out day-to-day tasks, including, but not limited to, interacting with guest families, providing direction for volunteers, checking guest families in and out and preparing rooms for incoming guests.

Ronald McDonald House interns must be at least 18 years of age. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to liz@rmhcofcolumbia.org.



The following target dates for receiving resumes and cover letters help us ensure that the interview and training process is completed prior to the desired start date.

  • November 15 (for internships beginning the Spring session)
  • April 5 (for internships beginning the Summer session)
  • July 15 (for internships beginning the Fall session)

*If you wish to apply for an internship position outside the parameters of the dates listed above, please contact us. 

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