UW Bucks Internship Program: Meet the Interns!

June 5th, 2013

Interns (from left) Caitlyn, Laiza, Katie, and Kelly. (Jeremy and Jessica not pictured – but we’ll get them next time.)

This week marks the beginning of the inaugural summer internship program at UW Bucks. For the first time in the organization’s history, we have hired a class of six interns to help advance our mission while gaining professional experience and building their resumes.  They will be an integral part of UWBucks programs throughout the summer, so get to know them now!

Kelly Schmidt is one of the campaign and resource development interns here at UW Bucks. He studies economics at American University where he is a rising sophomore. He is excited to learn about the cash flow of a nonprofit and the impact that the message an organization sends out about themselves to community leaders can have on their resources.

Caitlyn Feldcamp is also a campaign and resource development intern. She will be a sophomore at Salisbury University this fall, where she is a nursing student. She is interested in learning about the functions of a nonprofit in regards to fundraising and taking this experience into a future career.

Laiza Santos is the 21st Century Community Learning Center Intern, which provides enrichment programs to students in grades 4 through 12. She attends La Salle University, where she studies Communications with a focus on Public Relations. She is looking forward to using social media to enhance 21st Century’s communication with both parents and students, as well as use her fluency in Spanish to bridge any language barriers.

Jess Mantione is the Success by 6 Community Impact Intern. A 2008 graduate of the University of Delaware, she is currently in graduate school at Marywood University getting her Masters in Social Work. She is most looking forward to the opportunity to meet some of the organizations impacted by the Success by 6 campaign, as well as working on the Born Learning Trail.

Jeremy Hofer is another Community Impact Intern for the summer. He is studying nursing at Temple University, where he will be a sophomore in the fall. Having attended United Way sponsored events before, such as the MLK Day of Service, he’s excited to continue his involvement in similar events. He’s also looking forward to gaining new experiences through this internship.

Katie Pilot is the Marketing Intern at UW Bucks for the summer (and the author of this blog). She is a rising senior at Villanova University with a major in Communications.  Due to her passion for social justice, particularly the importance of education, and is excited to help get the word out about UW Bucks’ great contributions to the county in hopes to get more people involved.

These interns will provide a fresh perspective for UW Bucks this summer. While tackling their individual jobs, they are also working as a team to promote our biggest summer event, Bucks Knocks Out Hunger. More information about this event will be posted soon, so stay tuned to find out how to help these interns make the biggest impact they can!

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About the Contributor: Katie Pilot grew up in New Hampshire, but is now living in the area as a Villanova student and a UW Bucks intern. She was drawn to the organization based on the emphasis on the building blocks of a quality lifestyle and is looking forward to promoting this message to a county of 600,000 people through her marketing position.

About the Blog:  Positively Bucks County is the official United Way of Buck County blog. We focus on the news, tips, tricks and ideas from the people and organizations that make Bucks County a better place.  If you are interested in becoming a contributor, contact Marissa Christie at marissac@uwbucks.org.

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