Thursday, June 21, 2012

What I'm actually doing this summer

I am working at a non-profit that deals with education in low income schools which I will refer to today as GRAND. The staff is very small and the hours are flexible. I don't have to go in until noon on most days, and I usually leave around five.

I do the tasks that I am given, and usually within days of being assigned these little odd jobs. Work is fairly easy, and each day is different because I am essentially given a new task every day. This is mostly because GRAND does not have a structured intern program. They only hire one intern a summer and have the intern do whatever GRAND needs at the time. The intern last summer worked on putting together a major charity event. This summer, a lot of my tasks have to do with research and more operational type projects.

For all intents and purposes, I am an unpaid intern. Thank goodness my summer here is actually covered by two different grants which are more than enough to cover basic living expenses as well as whatever else I need for a comfortable and entertaining lifestyle.

Here are a few personal side projects I want to do this summer:
  1. Code a simple database website with Brooke. Bonus points if we finish early and can start on a database of extracurriculars. 
  2. Write and submit at least one article for Thought Catalog. Keep writing, rewriting, and submitting to Thought Catalog until they publish one my pieces.
  3. Blog about the HBO show Girls.
  4. Read 50 Shades of Grey and How to Win Friends and Influence People

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