Yesterday was the first day in the office for our summer interns and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board. Those of you who know us well know that this time of year is when we can finally tackle that random, never-ending, and increasingly important to-do list of ours. Projects slated for this summer include, among many other things: creating a series of videos to tell the complete story of Building Tomorrow; planning an event for young professionals (if that’s you, stay tuned!); coordinating an outreach road trip and speaking engagements; connecting with like-minded organizations, interested schools & supporters; and keeping our blog & other social media up-to-date.
And…here are the folks who are helping us make it happen, in no particular order:
Intern Rabi Abonour, 22, is the Visual Storyteller at Building Tomorrow. Abonour attended Indiana University, where he graduated with degrees in Mideast and International Studies. It was at IU he discovered his passion for photography and videography. Abonour spent time as a photography editor for several award-winning student publications and worked as an intern at the Bloomington Herald-Times and Lafayette Journal & Courier newspapers. This journalism background led Abonour into the nonprofit sector, where he can use his love of multimedia storytelling to help affect change in the world.
Kate White is the summer 2013 Fundraising Intern. Kate graduated from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in May with a Bachelors of Science in Public Affairs. She now returns to Indianapolis, her hometown, to take on the challenge of researching and planning a fundraising event with the support of Building Tomorrow staff and volunteers. Kate is excited to join the Building Tomorrow team and pursue her passion for education throughout her work this summer! Following her internship Kate hopes to take what she learns from her experience back to IU as she pursues her Masters of Public Affairs.
Emily Crawford is a rising junior studying sociology at Susquehanna University, located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. There, she serves as president of the Circle K club (a member of the Kiwanis family). She was first introduced to Building Tomorrow while attending International Key Club Convention in 2010, and she immediately fell in love with the organization. She envisions a world in which every child with a desire to learn has access to a quality education.
…and Stephanie Dimos (coming soon), too!