A Great Semester with ChildFund

by Lani Tailor
Communications and Public Affairs Intern

The Communications team is in denial as our three terrific interns from Virginia Commonwealth University prepare to depart. They’ll each be blogging this week about their ChildFund experience.

As my internship with ChildFund International is wrapping up, I’m feeling accomplished and confident.

Fours months of hands-on experience has been good preparation for the workforce.

My first day, Jan. 20, seems ages ago. I walked in the building and was met by Cynthia Price, director of communications.

She proceeded to give me an overview of the Communications and Public Affairs department. It’s such a cliché, but that first day was such a blur! I enjoyed meeting everyone in the department. At the end of that day, I was jokingly asked to match everyone’s names to their faces. Needless to say, the more I worked with the staff, the better I got to know them.

I’m so grateful to have been able to intern in this department. From assisting me in my projects to lending me a fork because I forgot to pack one for lunch, everyone has always been so eager to help.

One of my most memorable assignments was interviewing ChildFund staff about their travels. I enjoyed hearing their stories and learning about their experiences. I can only wish to see the wonderful sights they’ve seen and experience the joy of helping people around the world. Just a few things I learned about traveling: be eager to learn, enjoy the food and be prepared for anything, such as airplane rides with chickens.

My expectations of interning at ChildFund have definitely been more than met. I wanted an internship where I could utilize the skills I’ve learned in school and also acquire more knowledge in my field. I’m leaving ChildFund feeling enthusiastic and eager to move on in my career.

With just a week left until this wonderful experience ends, I want to thank everyone for being so welcoming and generous. Thank you!

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