My role is to oversee the AmeriCorps members; monitor their timesheets, correspond with their site supervisors to ensure all data is collected in a timely manner, as well as other office tasks.
My accomplishments during my internship were mainly for myself. I felt as though my knowledge really grew, along with my experience working in an office setting where I was able to get a feel for more of the manager side of things. I truly did grow as a person - both professionally and personally.
I definitely had to work on my patience and really trust the processes' that were already in place. I have a tendency to be very impulsive and when I get an idea in my head I am ready to run with it. During my internship, there were several times when I really wanted to just "go for it" but had to slow myself down. It was a lesson learned and something I will continue working on.
What advice would you give?
My advice would be to search around for something that is in the area/field that you want, but that is a little outside of your comfort zone. For instance, most of my previous experience was working directly with children. While I was still able to work directly with children during my internship, I was also able to gain so much knowledge working in the office and doing more manager type things - which isn't something I saw myself loving, but I now know that I actually have a preference for being in the office.