Every summer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation acquires a talented pool of interns who lend their skills to our mission to cure Parkinson's, and benefit from the chance to witness day-to-day operations at a fast-paced nonprofit.
Over the summer MJFFís Marketing and Communicationís intern, Ashleigh Levett from Sydney, Australia, has hosted a Summer Intern Q&A series on the Fox Feed blog. This week, we turned the tables to ask Ashleigh, a†recent†graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, four questions about her experience interning with MJFF.
What project are you most enjoying working on?
I am really enjoying working on writing blog posts about some of the inspiring people in the Parkinson's community who have participated in clinical trials.†Itís great to see so many people working together to help find a cure for Parkinsonís.
What is the one thing you hope to take away from your internship at MJFF?
Coming to America, I knew that interning at a non-profit organization would be a great experience, however I didnít expect to be so inspired and motivated by seeing each department working together as an organization that will one day cure PD. Interning at MJFF has definitely reaffirmed my decision to work in the non-profit sector.
What piece of advice would you give to a future intern?
My advice is to work hard no matter the type of task presented to you. Every job is important in the overall running of the Foundation and even the smaller roles are very much appreciated by your co-workers.
Outside of the internship, what is one thing on your summer agenda?
As Iím still new to America, I want to do some travelling, Iíve recently checked Chicago, Boston and the Hamptons off my list. Next stop, Miami!