Below is a blog from our Summer intern, Julia. She has worked all summer long, and tirelessly I might add. She has impacted this organization for the better, and spearheaded things that made our organization's social media better and more thought provoking than we knew was possible. We knew we have picked the best person for the job when after being here for only a week she requested a day off. Now, most bosses would be upset but then they probably were not being asked because their newly hired employee was selected to be part of a national competition. The National Student Advertising Competition is a prestigious honor, and Julia was part of WTAMU's team. They placed 5th, the farthest and highest rank any other WT team has ever received. As you can see, we were honored to have such a high caliber intern join us this summer.
Director of Communications
When sitting here thinking of a word to describe my internship experience at the High Plains Food Bank, I can't. I've had internships before. In fact, this was my third one. I was excited to be able to work in a non-profit and see the benefits of helping people. I learned all of that, but I also learned so much more. You don't realize the effect hunger can have on people until you see it face to face, and the High Plains Food Bank's tireless efforts are definitely seen.
It's not easy to work for an organization that is constantly needing and running out of the supplies that they need to keep the food bank going. Each person working here has a different role that plays a huge part in feeding the hungry. The amount of heart it takes to constantly deal with this is amazing and each person that works here has a unique place in my heart for helping me a long the way.
I did not expect I would get the experiences I did out of working here. I have become more proficient in my office skills. Believe it or not, I had never made coffee until I was taught by some employees. Not just that, but I learned so much more about working in a non-profit and got to meet people who are so inspiring. Working here has opened so many doors with the opportunities that I have had, and I can't thank HPFB enough. Feeding the mouths of hungry people is not easy but the HPFB works hard daily to end this problem.