Q & A with Summer Intern Iris Park


(We are recognizing FLOC’s interns this summer by publishing blog posts about their experiences. Na Hyeun (Iris) Park works in the development department.)

Q: Where are you from?

A: I’m from South Korea. I got my masters degree from Oklahoma City University in Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL).

Q: How did you hear about FLOC?

A: I was looking at internship placements at the Washington Center and applied for an educational nonprofit. They introduced me to FLOC.

Q: What does your internship involve?

A: I’m working in the development department, doing research on fundraising opportunities and corporate partnerships.

Q: What do you like the most about FLOC and living in DC so far?

A: I really like my experience. I’ve learned a lot about company culture and Washington culture. The other thing I really like is my job duty. [Development] is important to non-profit organizations supporting the education system. FLOC is a small organization but very organized. I was very impressed. Everyone here is eager and passionate to work. They enjoy it here.

Q: What are your plans after this summer?

A: I am planning to go back to Korea and look for a job related to non-profit organizations similar to FLOC.

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