The internship at the March of Dimes has taught me many different things that I didn’t previously think I would learn. The biggest thing that I have learned is to be patient. There are a lot of people who work on an event or campaign and there will always be conflicting ideas and opinions. Working side by side with multiple other people to conquer the same task is never easy, and it’s even harder when the task is throwing large events with auctions, guest lists, seating charts, and speeches.
The experience that I had during my internship with the March of Dimes isn’t what I expected, but turned out to be better. I didn’t know that I’d be so involved with planning the events that the charity puts on. I was actually composing components that would be displayed and shown at the events. And was given free range to do them as I saw fit! It made me feel confident that my supervisor had enough trust in me to let me make decisions on certain things without needing to consult her first. I think that this gave me a real shot of self-esteem and allowed me to prove to myself that I do know what I’m doing. I don’t wish that I had done a thing differently. I sincerely enjoyed my time interning with the March of Dimes and have even offered to come back during the summer or whenever needed. I look forward to working with them again in the coming months.