We made it to the end of the second Leading EDGE Internship cohort! It’s been a great summer working with these amazing students and employers. This year, seven dedicated employers hosted nine interns for ten weeks over the summer:
- Kayla Tingley with Capital Area Food Bank
- Gracemary Allen with Capital Area Food Bank
- Michelle Castro with Impact Communications
- Helina Mesfin with Fuse Fundraising
- Zainat Abubakar with Moore Digital
- Timothy Azucena with Moore Digital
- Amelia Jansen with Trinity Missions
- Afraah Goshu with PMG
- Leah Woldemariam with Further Digital
This year, interns gained hands-on experience in various fields including community outreach, digital marketing, direct marketing, and fundraising. Many also attended industry conferences, hung out with colleagues after work, and networked with young professionals during their internships. Some even had the opportunity to lend their skills in photography and copywriting to various projects during their internships.
Click to read Helina Mesfin’s blog post.
In addition, interns were introduced to industry professionals through Leading EDGE Lunch n’ Learns and webinar events. Topics included an overview of the nonprofit sector, nonprofit fundraising, succeeding in a remote work environment, and how to navigate the work world as Gen Z. For the second year in a row, students from all over also attended our “What I Wish I Knew” webinar and the “Next Gen Webinar Panel & Speed Mentoring” events!
Truly another great summer for Leading EDGE and cohort #2! Next up is cohort #3 in both D.C. and New York for summer 2024.
Read more about our program on tnpa.org/leading_edge/ and stay tuned for 2024 open enrollment.
Special THANK YOU to everyone who helped this year:
And CONGRATS to our amazing interns! Wishing you all the best for your future endeavors.