Serafina has been one of Met Council’s beloved interns for the past four months, but soon she will have a NEW title as Junior Grant Writer. Here are her reflections on her time here. Congratulations, Serafina!
I came to the Met Council as an intern in the Benefits Access Department. To be honest, I had an idea of what I was going to do, but I was pleasantly surprised by the many other ways in which I was able to contribute. There was the research I enjoyed doing, as well as many opportunities to get out and experience how the non-profit world works. I attended inter-organizational meetings, traveled out to Far Rockaway to experience learn about the JCCs, and sat in on outreach meetings with our Emily, the Outreach Supervisor. I even got to work with other departments, helping to compile information and learn about the inner workings of the Met Council.
I feel my time here was valued and appreciated through all of the ways in which I was encouraged to be productive. I’m very grateful to have been able to work with such amazing people in the Benefits Access and Public Policy departments. I will soon be starting a new position as a Junior Grant Writer and am looking forward to growing more and contributing to the mission of the Met Council!
Are you looking to volunteer at Met Council while also gaining valuable experience? We offer internships in many of our departments and are in particular need of Accounting/Financial Management interns. Contactvolunteer@metcouncil.org with your resume and what you are looking for.