The Joseph Maley Foundation enjoys the benefits of a robust intern program, especially during the summer months. We will spotlight each of our 2017 interns in a series of blog posts so you can get to know these young people making a difference in our community.
Meet Carson Cox, an incoming freshman at Texas Christian University, who plans to study Political Science and Public Policy, with a possible double major in Philanthropy.
What are your current career plans?
I aspire to be a public affairs specialist to improve social issues within the community, and I would also love to start my own nonprofit some day.
What was your first experience with JMF?
I received the JMF Award in eighth grade. It further sparked my interest in JMF, and eventually, my decision to join the Junior Board.
What is your favorite memory of JMF?
The first Chili Cook-Off when the Junior Board competed against the Board of Directors. Everyone was so dedicated to making the event successful and had so much fun together that I fully understood the feeling of “family” that JMF would bring to me. Every year, I get excited for this event to come around.
Why did you decide to pursue an internship with JMF?
I applied to be an intern because I have an interest in nonprofit and philanthropy work. More importantly, JMF and the people I work with have taught me invaluable lessons not just with career plans but with life in general. JMF holds such deep roots in my heart that I wasn’t ready to leave after high school graduation!
What has been your best experience as an intern?
My best experience has been working with fellow interns Molly, Sarah, Aubrey and Laura to lead the Sports and Service Learning Camp at Brebeuf Jesuit High School. We get to work together creatively to make the event something special and unique for the participants. It has been a great leadership experience for us.
What would you say to someone considering an internship?
For others that want to pursue an internship in a nonprofit setting, my advice would be to do it. Not only for the experience, but for the opportunity to grow in character, respect, and compassion for others. It’s a firsthand experience that is life changing.
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Carson Cox, JMF Intern
Texas Christian University, Class of 2021