Every summer, The Michael J. Fox Foundation works with 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. 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.
Thea Glassman is native of New York City and a rising senior at University of Kansas majoring in English and Creative Writing.
MJFF: What department do you work in?
Thea Glassman: I work in the Marketing and Communications department which is the leg of the organization that helps spread the foundationís message through different forms of media.
MJFF: What is a typical day for you in the office?
TG: I've been working on two specific projects lately; a clip book of important media coverage of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and a new communications strategy for compiling MJFF news to share internally. On other days I'm helping process invoices and contributing to blog and web content.
MJFF: What are you taking away from the foundation?
TG: I've learned so much about the inner workings of a non-profit organization and how many different departments are working so hard, separately and together, to accomplish the same goal. I think I'm coming away from this experience with better time management and organizational skills along with a sharpened ability to write and edit.
MJFF: One random fact about yourself?
TG: I'm pretty accomplished in Harry Potter trivia.