Internship Spotlight: Anti Defamation League New England

Current Tufts student Max Miller shared the following about being a Summer Intern at ADL New England

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
My main responsibilities as an intern included researching and drafting legislative testimony, planning webinars and community events, conducting self-guided organizational research, creating materials for incident response, and contributing to long-term writing projects.

How did you find this internship?
I found this internship on the careers section of ADL New England’s website.

What did you enjoy most about your internship?
While there were many aspects of the internship that I found enjoyable and fulfilling, I particularly enjoyed interacting with my mentors one-on-one. The staff at ADL New England is welcoming and their conversations in meetings were always thought-provoking. They always answered my questions openly and honestly, and because of this, I truly had a learning experience this summer.

What did you find challenging?
The most challenging part of the internship was the fact that it happened during the pandemic. There was certainly a learning curve associated with navigating workplace communication online.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?
I would say to anyone looking to pursue and internship similar to mine that they will gain what they put in. It is key to manage up and be proactive, as well as to check in on any work that becomes available throughout the day. This will expose you to the maximum amount of content.

About the Organization

Anti Defamation League New England

Now the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director