Settled In by Intern Shira

My internship at AXIS started out rocky with sickness, problems with hiring new personal attendants, and adjusting to the internship schedule. I also had to solve an accessibility issue in the office since my wheelchair is too high for the desk workspace. I brought in my wheelchair tray and my laptop computer so it is easier for me to perform the key functions of the internship at AXIS. Overall, interning with AXIS is a good experience to have on my resume and it gives me a sense of hope doing something with my life while looking for new opportunities that I might be interested in. My four co-workers in the office are very easy going, friendly, flexible, and above all very helpful to me when needed a hand.  They are awesome people to work on projects with and get to know them better.  I’ve done an internet research project, learned the program Excel better, written two blogs so far, and made itineraries for the dancers to go on tour to different cities across the United States.  I’ve also met most of the dancers of AXIS and watched them dance in rehearsals.  For the remainder of my internship at AXIS, I hope to work on grant writing, organizing events outside the office, to be a part of a dance class, and get involve in fund raising projects.

For the next blog, I plan on writing about my experience in participating in the Ms. Wheelchair Pageant competition and to be a part of the Abilities Expo promoting the AXIS Dance Company on their behalf as an intern in Los Angeles, CA at the end of this month, March.