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 experience the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced nonprofit working environment.
To get to know more about our interns, MJFF’s Marketing and Communication’s intern, Ashleigh Levett from Sydney, Australia, is hosting a Summer Intern Q&A series on the Fox Feed blog. Today’s post features a Q&A with Carly Wurman, a senior at Binghamton University, who is interning with the MJFF’s Development team.
1. What project are you most enjoying working on?
Currently, I’m, putting together a list of potential raffle prizes for MJFF’s Leadership Council fundraiser in the fall called “Spares and Strikes”. I enjoy brainstorming ideas and reaching out to various venues and organizations hoping to get fun and unique raffle prizes.
2. What is the one thing you hope to take away from your internship at MJFF?
I have learned so much about working at a nonprofit, specifically how much time and effort goes in to making everything run smoothly. There are so many different, equally important departments within MJFF, all working to accomplish the same goal of curing Parkinson’s disease.
3. What piece of advice would you give to a future intern?
Work hard, and give each project your all. The people around the office are all very nice so make friends and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
4. Outside of the internship, what is one thing on your summer agenda?
When I’m not interning, I am either relaxing at home or exploring the city with my friends. I am also planning on running a half marathon within the next year, so I want to start training for that as well.