One of our favorite summer traditions around the Murdock Trust offices is the arrival of our summer interns. Every year, a small group of college students and recent grads bring fresh thinking, boundless energy and creative ideas to our hallways as they help us bring new initiatives to life and execute some of our most successful programs.
The time they spend with us benefits all of those involved as our full time staff gain new insight into our approach and our work while our interns receive valuable, hand’s on experience that will help launch them into their careers. And though their time with us may be brief, from the day they start our interns truly become members of the Murdock Family. In fact, our staff regularly delights in updates from former interns as they build successful careers in a variety of fields that serve the common good.
With that in mind, say hello to Annika and Nathan!
Originally from Woodland Washington, Nathan attends the University of Portland as a Business Finance student. He is on track to graduate in March of 2019 with a BBA in Finance. During his time at the Trust, he is especially interested in learning more about investment practices and nuances of the investment world to prepare himself for a career in investment banking. Nathan also hopes to broaden his understanding of the nonprofit sector with the goal of informing his volunteer efforts and the philanthropic contributions he hopes to make later in his career. In his free time Nathan enjoys lifting weights and relaxing with his friends. Nathan is passionate about helping support the foster care system as well as disabled and homeless veterans.
Annika is a recent graduate of North Park University in Chicago, Illinois and earned a B.A. in Fine Arts. She grew up in McMinnville, Oregon where she played soccer most of her life and went on to play all four years in college. While in school, she also did part-time work for nonprofits in the city which included jobs at a homeless shelter and a thrift shop whose proceeds benefitted programs for vulnerable populations. She enjoys spending her free time painting, thrifting, hiking, and exploring new cities. Annika plans to return to Chicago where she hopes to work with nonprofits that engage with different communities in the city and their unique needs and to also further her art practice. During her time at the Trust, Annika hopes to grow professionally and personally as she prepares to launch herself into her next career.
These two have already been hard at work, leading programming for our Founder’s Day event and we are excited to see what else they tackle during their time with us. Welcome aboard Annika and Nathan!