My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Atlanta, GA, USA
I interned for Partnership Against Domestic Violence, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women and children cope with the effects of being victim to domestic violence. I interned there for three months.
Since my first day of my internship, it has been nothing less than amazing. My supervisor, Laura Barton, who is also the community outreach director at PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence), has been the most amazing mentor/supervisor ever. Working at PADV has really equipped me with the skills I believe are a necessity in staying competitive in the workplace.
From the day I started I was given responsibility. There was no micro-managing or going to get coffee. My internship reminded me of an economics course I had previously taken; Intro to Organizational Management. I acted as my own manager and though at first it seemed scary, I learned as I went throughout the day. During my time there, I did research, edited PowerPoint’s, input data, contacted clients, designed pamphlets, etc. I had my own office which was very nice and rare for an intern. I actually felt part of the team. Every time I completed a major task, or designed a pamphlet, praise rang through the halls. My supervisor was always very encouraging. Whether she knows it or not, she actually helped me develop the confidence to go for what I wanteceived and email. The environment was quite different than I expected it to be. I think that it is rare in which you find a place where everyone you meet is personable and approachable. I don’t think that future jobs or internships that I have will compare to that of PADV. Working with PADV has been an amazing venture. My time there was very well spent and I look forward to interning/volunteering with their organization next fall when I have the time. I wish that everyone could have experienced what I experienced while at PADV.
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