Class of 2013
Holmes Beach, FL
For me, it's rewarding to be a part of something that can make such a significant difference.
My internship: American Leprosy Mission
- Day-to-day duties:
I'm in the same office as the community outreach and volunteer coordinator and I do a lot with her. I write grant proposals and monitor Google alerts and social media. I'm also helping with special events, organizing volunteers, and designing materials for events.
- Most rewarding aspect:
Learning what each person in the organization does and how it all fits together makes a difference. Coming into the internship, I didn't understand how there could be so many jobs to keep the organization going, but I've gotten to interview each person to figure out how it works.
Ask others to read your cover letters. If you can't answer the question "why do you want this internship?" passionately, then you should look for a different one. You're going to spend a lot of time at the internship. So if you don't like it, it's not the right fit.
- On the job:
Recognize the opportunities that internship presents. Try to learn as much as you can and don't be afraid to get more involved.