Laura Ann the Intern: A reflection

As with all good things, my internship at The LLF has come to an end. These past three months have gone by quickly and I don’t know where the time has gone. I would like to use this weeks’ blog as an opportunity to reflect on my experience with The LLF and share with you the many things I have learned throughout my stay.

While interning with The LLF, I was exposed to how an organization functions both internally and externally. I began my internship learning about the many different departments within the organization and how each one works with each other to help support and facilitate organ, eye and tissue donation. I felt very comfortable in this work environment because of the open-door policy shared by all members of the staff. I was immediately welcomed and treated as a team member and for this I was very thankful.

I particularly enjoyed participating in community outreach events where I was able to visit schools and talk with students about the importance of our cause. After observing many presentations by fellow co-workers, I was able to lead discussions toward the middle of my internship. I really enjoyed this because I was able to interact with students, get the students involved and keep them entertained, all while learning myself. It was a great experience and I feel it has helped me grow as a person when preparing for future presentations.  

I feel this internship was a great first experience out in the “real” world. I learned a great deal about non-profit organizations, how they operate and how hard everyone works for the purpose of the organization. I was exposed to a variety of tasks that I feel were helpful in making me a better future employee and I have developed great confidence with working as part of a team. This truly gave me the confidence I will need when finding my career path at the end of the school year.

Once I leave The LLF, I will continue to follow up on the progress of the organization by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and reading this blog. I know  I will be more likely to recognize any future mentions about organ, eye and tissue donation in regular conversation and I will continue to educate others about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation should the opportunity arise.

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One Response to Laura Ann the Intern: A reflection

  1. Cathy Shry says:

    Laurea Ann … You did a great job with this blog. Good luck on your future!

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