Emily McKinley ’22
Major : Economics
This summer I worked as a community engagement intern for CultureHouse, a small nonprofit startup in the Boston area. In addition to learning more about the nonprofit sector and day to day operations of a small nonprofit, I gained a greater level of comfort and experience with remote work, as my entire internship was virtual. Although my internship was supposed to have a heavy emphasis on community engagement, COVID-19 switched up my responsibilities, giving me exposure to many different skills necessary for working at nonprofits. I spent the summer not only hosting and marketing virtual events but also writing grants and assisting with day-to-day communications. Furthermore, I was able to learn a lot more about urban design and placemaking. I really appreciated the responsibility and independence I was given at CultureHouse as well as the support guidance given from my bosses. I truly enjoyed working on a small team and getting to form lasting relationships with my co-workers. The skills I learned this summer will not only help me grow as a student but also be important as I continue to work in the nonprofit sector.
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