Internship Alumni Natalie

I volunteered as an intern in the World WIZO Fundraising Department for one month while vacationing in Tel Aviv. The minute I landed in Israel I knew I wanted something more of my trip. I soon found an ad that WIZO was looking for a volunteer in their headquarters in Tel Aviv. I got really excited and emailed right away inquiring about the position. The next morning I was at the office working.
A couple of months ago I graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree and Psychology and History, not sure of what to do next WIZO gave me the opportunity to observe and participate in the field of non-profit organizations. Seeing first hand the WIZO projects, gave me a new idea about this organization. I got to witness what WIZO really stands for. 

Not only did I gain valuable work experience but I got to understand much more about the Israeli society. The environment at the office was always so welcoming and comfortable, that it was a pleasure coming to work every morning.
Coming from Mexico and now living in the USA, living in Tel Aviv and volunteering at WIZO gave me a different perspective on life. This is the first time I didn't feel like a tourist in Israel; I had the chance to improve my Hebrew and to be a part of the Israeli society. It was a wonderful experience full of great memories that I will always cherish. I want to thank everyone at the office for making this month such a significant time in my life. 

 WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization, is a non-party international movement dedicated to the advancement of the status of women, welfare of all sectors of Israeli society and encouragement of Jewish education in Israel and the Diaspora.
 WIZO is an international movement of Zionist women, founded in England in 1920. Today, there are over a quarter of a million volunteers in 50 Federations throughout the world, working actively for the welfare of the citizens of Israel and providing help and support in the operation of hundreds of education and welfare projects and services.