Asociación del Parkinson

PUBLIC HEALTH: Administrative and Special Services Assistant at Asociación del Parkinson

Asociación Parkinson Madrid is a non-profit organization that provides services to improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s patients at all stages of the disease. These services include many types of therapy (music therapy, art therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc), social services, free lunches, activities and excursions, and a day center for patients with advanced Parkinson’s. Asociación Párkinson Madrid also conducts research on the symptoms of Parkinson’s and the effects of different types of therapy and treatment.

Location: Madrid

Responsibilities:

  • Observe and help with all types of therapy at the center
  • Collect and analyze data for the association’s projects
  • Translate documents and articles about Parkinson’s from medical journals from English to Spanish. This is mainly for background research
  • Help with the organization of the volunteer program at the association (keep track of volunteers, call absentee volunteers, etc).
  • Help in the day center by socializing with the patients.

Contact Details:

Calle Poeta Esteban Villegas, 12
28014 · Madrid

c/ Andrés Torrejón, 18
28014 · Madrid

Tel.: 914340406
parkinson@parkinsonmadrid.org
Metro: Menéndez Pelayo / Atocha Renfe

Hours per week: 8 -10

Credits: CREDIT (MANDATORY)

Requirements:

Resume: Spanish
Interview Required: yes
Coverletter: N/A

Deadline: N/A

Comments:

I have learned how to synthesize information for an ongoing project. I have observed how a therapist communicates with their members. I have been blessed to learn about the structures of health care that take place in Europe. Daniela German, Skidmore. Spring 2020
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                                        Con su supervisora Susana  
On the whole, I am incredibly grateful to have been able to work with Parkinson’s Disease patients like my Papa. I feel that I was able to contribute to the work of the Parkinson’s Association both through research and also at the Centro de Día.  I had a global intercultural experience at the Parkinson’s Association Internship. I was able to communicate with Spanish staff members and patients and contribute to the Association’s mission. I worked with the Parkinson’s Association on a research project for the Horizon 2020 project, and I learned valuable research and interpersonal skills that I will bring with me into future endeavors. Emily Polinski, Tufts. Spring 2018
…..Emily Polinski, Tufts. Spring 2018    

 

  Yédili Genao 
Overall, I had a very positive experience with my internship at the Parkinson’s association in Madrid. I was placed under the supervision of Susana Donate, which exposed me to two very different career paths between psychology: a more administrative, human resource position and a more hands-on, clinical position. Susana also provided a variety of learning opportunities, from being able to sit in on administrative meetings to being able to see different types of therapy sessions and social service department. In general, the Parkinson’s association internship is a very well-rounded internship that constantly provides students with learning opportunities from multiple perspectives be it through the eyes of a clinical psychologist, a social worker, or the patient themselves. Yédili Genao, Skidmore. Spring 2017
  Janet Nieto   
I am directly working with patients in “El Centro Diurno” and I observe some of the therapies. I am also translating documents for the association: I am translating studies involving Parkinson disease from English to Spanish for the administration to read and I am translating documents that describe what the association does from Spanish to English. 
This semester, while I was studying abroad in Madrid, I had the opportunity to intern with Asociación Parkinson Madrid. This experience was gratifying because of its relation to my studies in community health and because it helped enhance my intercultural experience, thus being another tool that helped me become a “local” in Madrid. Overall, my internship with Asociación Parkinson Madrid was academically, professionally, and culturally enriching. Janet Nieto, Tufts. Fall 2016
SP16_PARKINSON Lisa3  Lisa Meeham SP16_PARKINSON Lisa4
I am learning so much about Parkinson’s disease and the treatment and research related to it. I help out with therapy, translate medical journal articles, conduct research, and spend time with the patients in their day center. Since I hope to go into public health, it is very interesting to see how the association helps with addresses aspects of Parkinson’s on the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention levels. Lisa Meeham, Tufts. Spring 2016
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