The last week of my internship started Tuesday because Monday was a bank holiday. I worked with the Communications Team. I created a new web page within their website and researched potential designs for their flyer that will promote a street party they are putting on in the summer.
Wednesday was an interesting day! I got to work an hour early to go on a field trip! I traveled around with Chris, one of the volunteers, and visited all of Richard House’s charity shops. I felt very blessed to have met a new slew of employees and volunteers! I also enjoyed my first cup of tea on this little journey. (Notice I said enjoyed, not had.)
On Thursday I was supposed to work with the events planning team, but because neither of them were in, I worked for the community fundraising team. I spent the entire day researching the headteachers of all of the local schools in the area.
Monday was my last day, and I presented a statistical analysis I ran for my statistics class. After that, I enjoyed lunch with my co-workers and left for the last time.
Working at Richard House was a blessing. It wasn’t glamorous; I didn’t get free food or to go to any cool venues or special places in London. I didn’t meet famous people or attend any swanky events. However, I did get to use my talents and skills everyday to improve the lives of children and families. I got to work with the sweetest group of people in the entire world, and I got to walk away from work everyday knowing that my contribution meant something. That to me is worth more than all of those other things combined.
I was sad to leave, but I feel like my internship taught me a lot about who I am and pointed me into the direction I want to take when I choose a career path. I will forever be thankful for the people at Richard House who took time out of their day to help me, teach me, and listen to me. I hope that interning there will help me one day be in a place where I can invest in them just like they invested in me.