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Partners of the Americas

Higher Education Communications Intern

May - August 2016 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I loved the welcoming office environment and opportunities to sit in on senior meetings. It was great to be able to see where my work fit into the puzzle of the nonprofit as a whole and seeing the impact I made just as an intern motivated me even further! Supervisors were also really receptive to interns and valued our ideas. I pitched article ideas and with some editing help, got them published! It was cool to walk away with a portfolio of work.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more collaboration among interns across different departments, maybe some event after hours to connect and learn from each other's strengths would enhance the intern experience.

Advice

Step outside of your comfort zone! If you're interested in learning Spanish or another skill, make an effort to talk to people within and around your department for advice and practice whenever you can!
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