2015 PFIG Recipient Gabrielle Schultz

Career Administrator

Journal Entry #1

I have had one week of my summer internship with Lagardere Unlimited. I have learned so much already. There are 9 other interns in my office and we all have various roles, but ultimately work together as a team to plan and produce the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, which is owned by our non-profit organization, The Washington Tennis and Education Foundation.  My internship is located in Northwest Washington, DC. Everyday I wake up at 7am and get on the silver line metro in Tysons Corner, transfer to the red line at Metro Center and get off at the Friendship Heights station to walk to my building.  

During my first week I have organized hotel, transportation, and flight reservations for the tournament. I have come up with a community service award for a member of the DC Chamber of Commerce. I have typed up a player rule book, sold tickets to the tournament, and I have attended a grassroots event in which we taught DC area children to play tennis. I have learned marketing skills, community outreach, and the implications of giving political awards and working for a nonprofit. I am looking forward to more of our special events, particularly the camp we do for under privileged kids and showcasing them in the Citi Open Tennis Tournament.