Intern (Current Employee), East Haven, CT – November 7, 2014
I think that the management and the work enviroment at my internship is amazing. Everyone is very helpful and there for you if you need the help. The hardest part of the job is not getting too connected to the victims of drunk driving. However, it is enjoyable seeing how MADD can help so many people who are impacted by drunk driving. I have learned – more... a lot about the court system, mainly, through observations. – less
Program Specialist (Former Employee), atlanta, ga – August 2, 2014
Pros: flexibility, good people working a great cause
Cons: no room for advancement, high turnover rates, micro management, no how to manual, no training for middle management
Typical day is filled with your average work for a non-profit. I learned the importance of trusting yourself and not depending on upper management to care about you. Heavy involvement from the National Office in terms of them trying to run programs with very little knowledge of grant funding protocol. Management could be better if proper tools are in – more... place. Too many layers of communication to filter through that is unnecessary and time consuming. Different types of people in terms of co-workers who display little to no communication skills and would rather work alone than as a team. The hardest part of the job is maintaining open communication and being a team player. The most enjoyable part is making a difference at the end of the day. – less
Intern (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – July 26, 2014
Interning is amazing and a great learning experience! I learned many things about what the organization does. Management was very helpful! The other interns were wonderful to work with. The hardest part of the internship was thinking about the day I had to leave. The most enjoyable was probably getting to know the staff!
Great office filled with staff dedicated to the cause of MADD.
Special Events Intern (Current Employee), San Antonio, Texas – June 4, 2013
This office although only has a few paid staff members, along with interns and volunteers they do a great job at making sure everything that needs to get done, will get done. All departments will help each other out when needed and everyone feels like family relatively quickly.
Special Events Assistant Intern (Current Employee), San Antonio, TX – July 20, 2012
Pros: free time, flexible hours, lots of work freedom
Cons: parking downtown
This was a great place to intern at. They full time workers were very supportive and lots of fun. My favorite part was my supervisor she was really nice and always wanting us to be doing something we enjoyed.
Cons: couldn't get company to agree to full time position
Even with working 5 hours a day, there was always times I worked well into the night to make sure all the work and phone message were taken care of. Loved my boss and always wanting to make sure my work in office made it easier for her job.