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Fort Worth Sister Cities International

International Programs Coordinator Intern

May - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to work at a nonprofit and learn the differences between nonprofits and other businesses. I also enjoyed getting to interact with youth, adults, and families involved with the organization who were getting ready to travel or were hosting international visitors. A majority of work was done in the office, so when you got to see those your work was impacting it was very rewarding.

What I wish was different

I wish I had met with my boss more frequently to discuss ways I could improve, as sometimes I felt I was doing tasks incorrectly or would quickly finish a task and have less to do. I also wish this position had been paid, it was difficult to work a part-time job around business hours.

Advice

Always ask questions when you're not quite sure about why something is done the way it is! I learned a lot about nonprofits by asking questions that the staff just assumed I understood or thought I wouldn't find it interesting or helpful.
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