I realize I have not blogged about spring break or Scotland… or Germany for that matter! But fret not! They will be on here… eventually.
Things have been a little crazy this week. I started my internship along with all of my GLS colleagues on Monday. After a complicated process, I ended up getting placed at Richard House Children’s Hospice. I was very unsettled about it at first, but things are looking up! I have truly enjoyed my experiences there the last three days.
The employees at the hospice are very interested in making sure I have a positive experience in the areas I am considering for my future career. They have gone above and beyond to give me a full scope of the things I am interested in! Everyday I work in a different department. Mondays I am working with the Corporate Fundraising Team; Tuesdays I work with the Communications Team. On Wednesdays I work with the Grants and Trusts Team. Thursdays I am working with the Event Planning Team, and Fridays I am working with the Human Resources Team.
I truly feel like working on so many different teams will help me decide the things I want in a future career.
Now, onto the tasks I have been assigned after being there for only three days.
On Monday I was asked to research the corporations that operate in Canary Wharf and compose a list of potential corporate donors. This will be an ongoing project I will continue to work on until the hospice hires another person to work for the Corporate Fundraising Team. I will then hand that list over and the new employee will finish it. Isn’t that amazing? I am literally starting a task of a future employee!
On Tuesday I completed two press releases that needed to be sent out, and spent the rest of the day researching potential celebrity sponsors. I also spent the morning rearranging the office! We joked and said I could put “Office Management” on my CV. It was also quite humorous because the Communications Team is composed of two men and one woman. Of course, on the day we had to move heavy desks, both men were off! Isn’t that ironic?
Today was a little stressful but so productive, encouraging, and fulfilling! I was given the task of completing two trusts with a net worth of a little under 43,000 pounds. I also continued researching corporations to try to finish more of my project from Monday.
I cannot wait to see what tasks await me tomorrow and Friday!
So like I said, I’m not a “typical” intern. No grunt work, no pointless tasks, no tea making. I am so blessed to have my internship and feel so blessed to work with the employees I am working with. It is truly amazing the way God works things out!
I will write about Germany, Scotland, and Italy soon! Promise (: