Archive for June 2012
Working as an intern may not appeal to everyone, what with all the jobs that most teens apply for like busing tables, taking orders, and selling an assortment of items. Many would turn their noses up at working as an intern, writing essays, going to meetings, and planning. In fact, interning can sound like one of the most boring jobs in the world. When you are an intern for Greenville Family Partnership (GFP), like me, you find out a lot of different things.
Firstly, the working environment is excellent and my fellow interns are extremely kind, hard-working and just the right amount of comical. There is never a boring day at GFP. One day, you’re cutting up in a meeting for the Youth Summit and the next, scrambling to meet deadlines for the upcoming "OutRAGEous Fest". Secondly, I’ve learned a lot about the world today, that I never knew about. For example, just the other week, I finally learned what “twerking” was and believe me, I was shocked! Next, there is a carefree atmosphere about the office, no uniforms, no yelling, and you can take a little break if needed. On top of this, we have no definite schedules - our working hours depend completely on our projects and meetings that we need to attend. Finally, a day at GFP is always fun. One day, you could come in completely upset and leave that day with a smile on your face. The second you come in, you’re greeted with smiles, a friendly “hello”, and the little cat that stays by the door never fails to make you smile.
As for the interns, I have yet to meet all of them, but the ones I know are extremely pleasant to be around. Whether you’re just cutting up around the office, or helping each other out with a project for an upcoming camp or for a presentation, they’re always here to help you. Not only that, but in between our work, we have a good time and relax. What job do you know of that would allow you to take a break and just browse the internet for a few minutes? Although the interns can be serious, they can also be silly. Last week, a few of our interns actually “prank-called” our boss, Carol! How many bosses do you know of that would actually laugh at a prank call from one of their employees? Not many!
While many teens complain about not having a job or having to drag their feet into work each day to clock in and do all these boring things, I sit back and just think of how good I have it to be able to love my job. To be able to come to work and actually enjoy what I do is priceless. I thought that when I did get a job as a teenager, I would hate it and only stay to make money for things I need, but it’s the exact opposite with GFP. I would actually volunteer for this, if needed. In conclusion, I love working as an intern for GFP and in my opinion, this is the coolest job a teenager could have.