Every summer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation works with interns who lend their skills to our mission to cure Parkinsonís, and benefit from the chance to witness day-to-day operations at a fast-paced nonprofit. To get to know more about them and what they do here throughout the summer, this summer we are blogging Q&As with each of the interns. Appropriately, the interviews are also conducted and written by an intern ó Thea Glassman, our 2012 Marketing & Communications intern, who studies at the University of Kansas, one of the countryís great journalism schools. For her most recent Q&A, Thea spoke with Lillian Santoro, a rising junior at Gettysburg College who is interning with Team Fox.
Thea Glassman:†What is a typical day for you at the office?
Lillian Santoro: I send materials such as t-shirts, newsletters, banners and stickers to members of Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising arm of the foundation. I also helped the Advancement team put the finishing touches on the Breaking Par golf event.
TG: What do you hope to take away from working at the MJFF office?
LS: Until this summer I never really knew what went into making a non-profit work. Itís impressive how efficiently this office is being runóit seems like everyone is really headed towards the same goal. After interning here this summer I could see myself working at a not-for profit in the future. Iíve enjoyed knowing that each thing Iíve done has helped in the fight against Parkinsonís.
TG: What is the first thing you do when you get out of work?
LS: I take the train back with my dad and then we go to the gym together.
TG: One random fact about yourself?
LS: I plan to study abroad this Spring in Copenhagen.