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 at a fast-paced nonprofit.
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 Naomi Glickman, a junior at George Washington University, who is interning with Team Fox.
What project are you most enjoying working on?
I really enjoyed brainstorming outreach strategies for Team Fox’s Summer Series. I had to think of family orientated fundraising ideas for new and current Team Fox members to do over the summer. For this task I got to draw on personal experiences and use my creative side to think of as many innovative ideas as possible.
What is the one thing you hope to take away from your internship at MJFF?
One of the reasons I chose to intern at MJFF was because my grandfather had PD and therefore I felt I was already connected to The Foundation’s mission. My experience with The Foundation has been nothing but positive, I really admire the optimistic atmosphere and sense of purpose that fills the office. This is definitely something I will apply to not only my school work but future jobs, as well.
What piece of advice would you give to a future intern?
I suggest attending All-Staff Meetings and Webinars whenever possible as they have been so informative. Not only do these meetings allow me to hear about the work of various different MJFF departments but they help me understand how the work I’m doing fits into the overall goal of The Foundation.
Outside of the internship, what is one thing on your summer agenda?
As I’m only living in New York for the summer I’m enjoying getting to know the different areas and going to as many museums as possible. At the top of my list is the Punk exhibition at the Met and the PSI Museum in Queens as they hold Installation Events every Saturday.