Internship: Komen for the Cure

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My internship this summer is with the Madison affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Every two years, Komen affiliates have to put out a community profile that details, quantitatively and qualitatively, the needs of the community served. My position requires me to collect basic data about South Central Wisconsin and handle the writing and editing of the profile. My co-intern is handling the collection of qualitative data. She is running focus groups, sending out surveys, and interviewing key people in the community. Our goal is to identify gaps in service and, with the input of the Komen staff and board members, set priorities and make recommendations for how to meet the goals.

It has been really interesting to work with an advocacy group. And I look forward to learning more about Wisconsin, breast cancer, health policy, and advocacy as I work with Komen this summer.

Sylvia Fredericks is working hard this summer both for Komen and WISCAPE.

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About Sylvia Fredericks

Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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