This article was written by Madison Lang, CPL’s Communications and Marketing intern.
I began a three month internship with CPL in 2016 and six months later I’m still here!
One of the most rewarding aspects of not-for-profit work is the people you meet and CPL is no exception.
Not only have I made new friends and gained valuable real-world experience, but also deepened my understanding of disability care in Australia, something very close to my heart and home.
When I first heard about CPL’s Communications and Marketing internship, I jumped right on it! I wanted to work with an organisation interested in more than just the bottom line and quickly found myself surrounded by a team of people who were passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities.
Being my first internship, I had very little idea about what to expect. Was I going to be thrown into the deep end or just asked to get the coffee? Instead, I was greeted by a team more than willing to work with me to tailor activities to my career interests and skill set. This was definitely a surprise!
During my time here, I have been given the opportunity to work on a range of tasks including: social media posts, market research, writing and pitching media releases, as well as assisting with event marketing and campaign planning.
There were a few challenges but the team was behind me every step of the way so I was never overwhelmed. I have loved my time at CPL and look forward to every day.
For those of you looking to apply for an internship that is both challenging and rewarding, and are passionate about making a difference, apply to CPL.
Not only will you gain skills and experience that will serve you well in your future career, but you’ll help people with disabilities live a life they choose with passion.