Name: Kris Crews
Class Year: 2017
Major: Journalism and Media Communications
Internship Organization: 1girl
Location: Columbus, OH (near OSU)
Intern Responsibilities: I was a research and writing intern, as well as a facilitator/mentor for young girls at the Salvation Army. For the research and writing part of my internship, I wrote new articles for 1girl’s blog, researched potential organizations and individuals that might be interested in supporting 1girl, wrote grants and posted on 1girl’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to keep readers and subscribers up to date about events and news.
At the Salvation Army I was a facilitator/mentor for young girls at an after school program. We coordinated different activities with the girls that taught them the importance of leadership and education. We worked on social skills, talked about leadership and entrepreneurship, goal setting, establishing confidence, addressing conflicts, developing critical thinking skills, and identifying action items.
What I Learned: It was so incredible working with the young girls at the after school program. It became clearer to me how important education is and how vital it is for girls in the younger generation to understand that they can be leaders and do amazing things. A lot of the girls didn’t have much confidence coming into the program and were very shy, but after working with them their personalities began to blossom and they began to believe in themselves. Overall, my experience as a 1girl intern was incredible. I learned so much not only about writing and researching, but also about what it means to be a leader.