Mark Eades interned with the Foundation in 2014 while completing his doctoral program in counseling and counselor education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During his time as the Foundation’s volunteer coordinator intern, Mark interviewed and trained volunteer mentors and application reviewers.
Being an intern with the Foundation was both challenging and immensely rewarding,” says Mark. “As an intern, I was in charge of coordinating the training and outreach efforts for hundreds of NCCs who volunteered their time and energy with the Foundation's many programs. Seeing as how scheduling has never been something that I've been naturally good at, this was a tough job to take on, but I never felt that I was alone in my efforts. Whenever I ran into a jam or had trouble figuring out a problem, I felt that I could turn to anyone [at] the Foundation for help. This feeling of being part of a family is what sets my time at the Foundation apart from many of the other positions that I've held over the years. I always felt that I was a vital part of [the] team at the Foundation, which is what made it exciting to come into work every day.
Leah Holle interned with the Foundation in 2014, during her senior year at Greensboro College in North Carolina. During her internship, Leah helped the Foundation develop a system to monitor and track Foundation scholarship and fellowship recipients and the impact they are having in underserved communities.
Interning with the NBCC Foundation was one of the highlights of my academic and professional experiences,” says Leah. “From the moment I stepped into the office, I was entrusted with a project and supported throughout the entire process with valuable feedback and resources. As an intern, I was given the space and freedom to apply all I had learned in the classroom to a project that was relevant to my field of psychology, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition, I had the opportunity to explore my professional identity by connecting with others in the mental health field.”
“My internship with the NBCC Foundation was a pivotal experience for me . . . [and my] professional development. . . . I feel so fortunate to be part of the NBCC family!
Leah recently became a student at Yale University, pursuing joint master’s degrees in divinity and social work.
Wendy Coe interned with the Foundation in 2013, during her final year in the Master of Public Affairs program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Throughout her internship, Wendy assisted the Foundation staff in a great deal of donor research and in creating a plan to launch the Foundation’s social media presence.
My internship with the Foundation was by far one of the most important parts of my professional and academic development,” says Wendy. “I was required to do an internship during my last year in the M.P.A. program and, since my concentration in the program was nonprofit management, I was thrilled to join the Foundation staff to meet this requirement. Because I was still in school, I was able to apply my work experience at the Foundation to my coursework, which was such a great benefit to me.
Since completing her internship, Wendy has joined the Foundation staff as communications coordinator.
Do you want to be the Foundation’s next intern? We periodically offer paid and unpaid internships and graduate assistantships to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students who are interested in counseling and/or working in nonprofit organizations. We invite you to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about open internship positions.
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