“I was able to strengthen many different professional skills, such as program planning/implementation, event planning, networking, strategic planning, communication, and database maintenance.”
As I was heading into my junior year at Otterbein, I began to realize that I have a strong passion for women’s advocacy and non-profit work, which is why I pursued an internship with Girls on the Run of Central Ohio. As a program intern, I was able to strengthen many different professional skills such as program planning/implementation, event planning, networking, strategic planning, communication, and database maintenance. Since I worked with a small team, I had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and delve deep into the workings of a non-profit organization. There were definitely moments when I was pushed out of my comfort zone, but the whole experience was so worthwhile and educational!
This internship definitely helped me in getting my current position because it gave me a solid base about Girls on the Run and how the organization works. The interpersonal skills I gained from my internship also helped me throughout the interview process. I was extremely grateful for that!