Meaghan Bradley-Bussell '18

Summer intern at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Meaghan Bradley-Bussell“My internship responsibilities at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust included shadowing senior management, completing individual and group projects, attending site visits and events, and attending meetings with nonprofit leaders. I have learned a plethora of information about the nonprofit sector. There are so many diverse nonprofit organizations out there doing amazing work. I increased my skills in the areas of Microsoft Excel, networking, creating pro formas and budgets.

My favorite moment as an intern was spending a day at the Oregon coast interviewing and filming nonprofit organizations. M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust was in the process of putting together a year-end video which highlights various nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest. My fellow interns and I spent a day listening to interviews of dedicated leaders who are passionate about their work. 

Internships are important for undergraduate students because they give us a glimpse into the professional world before we are even done with our degrees. Professional experience is essential to being successful in a career. This was my first ‘serious’ job and it has been a very valuable experience. I have learned what I want and do not want when it comes to the climate of my work environment.”