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Interning at WATP Grand Rapids
Employer: We Are the People
Description of the Organization
We Are The People is a coalition of students, seniors, families, workers, and other political activists (mostly of the middle class) working together to protect their future.
Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed
The vast majority of my time was spent on data entry. I also used the internet to find information about local political happenings to pass along to my boss. When there were big events coming up I had to hang up posters around campus and in the city, as well as talk to groups about the event.
Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience
I learned how to use the American Voter Registry, which was pretty cool. I also further developed my skills in data entry and sharing, as well as at making spread sheets.
Favorite Part of the Experience
I really enjoyed organizing events and helping get everything ready.
How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals
It reminded me of how much I enjoy working directly with people. So much of my time was spent working alone, quietly in an office with not a lot going on around me and it really was a challenge sometimes. If nothing else this internship reinforced the fact that I need to work in a highly active field with others involved.
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