Guest post by Jen Ehrlich, a summer intern at Watsi
“The most important thing I did yesterday was publish a story to help fund a child’s heart defect.” “The most important thing I’m going to do today is share with donors the success of a young man’s life-saving surgery.” How often do your days begin with statements like that?
If you are a Watsi intern, the answer is, “every single day I go to work.”
Bright and early—ok, perhaps not always bright, we are in San Francisco after all—the employees and interns at Watsi gather in a circle for what we call “standup.” It’s a chance for each person to share with the rest of the team what they have been working on and what the day ahead of them holds. As a health communications intern, my reports lay on the strictly non-technical side, but I also get to hear about what makes Watsi tick from the tech perspective, marketing angle, and website design domain.
Though I am tempted at the end of each circle to put my hand in the middle and shout, “go team,” I resist. My excitement to be part of this awesome team is contained—for now.