My Summer Internship Experience
Improving lives and saving lives is a tag line of Sharsheret. During my summer internship at this amazing organization I have had the privilege of watching this come true on a daily basis. Growing up in Teaneck, Sharsheret was always a household name and I have previously taken part in many campaigns. Once I started my internship I truly began to understand the multitude of resources Sharsheret offers its callers and families. Coming to work every morning I looked forward to learning something new.
During my internship I was paired with a clinician and a member of the outreach team, which gave me the opportunity to learn about what goes on every day at Sharsheret. I reached out to over 900 synagogues across the country to share Sharsheret’s programming and resources so that they can share the information with their members. I also updated resources lists to ensure that our callers are being provided with accurate information. I expanded the book list for our Busy Boxes (kits to guide children through their parents’ cancer journeys), and I even .dabbled in marketing and fundraising. The employees at Sharsheret truly do it all and as an intern I feel lucky to have been awarded this opportunity as well.
With the summer coming to a close and school and reality setting back in I am planning on ways to keep Sharsheret a part of my life. I plan to continue to be active in the YPC and educate my fellow classmates and future Social Workers on the important work that Sharsheret does.