Organizational Assessment Internship at Choral Arts Society of Washington
Disclaimer: Project description will be limited due to confidentiality agreement.
During the course of this internship, I worked on basic technology maintenance, such as documenting software technologies and transcribing them into electronic inventory system. I also assisted my mentor, Constance Golding, who is the Patron and Business Associate of Choral Arts Society of Washington, in developing an effective physical organization system. A total of four hundred software discs and floppy disks were handled and examined in terms of function, certification, year, and consequent disk numbers and was arranged accordingly in a systematic manner for better use. During this process, I observed contextual issues pertaining to Choral Arts Society of Washington’s internal software management process and gain remarkable insights as to how nonprofit artistic organization operates.
I worked under the supervision of the Patron and Business Associate to complete basic technology maintenance including but not limited to: repair of a hard drive, recycling old technology, completing an inventory of office technology, leading information sessions on uses for current software, assisting the staff in developing an organized storage system, and advising staff in regards to use of current technology and potential purchases of future software to enhance programs. Completion of this project will enable Choral Arts to better use the technology it currently possesses and to prepare for future trends.
- Learning Objectives:
Through this internship, I understood the importance of having a centralized center for software update management, and the need for documentation in building important organizational memory. I learned how to effectively build an electronic inventory system and in developing a physical organizational method that fits the needs of the organization.