In August, the Career Center awarded the "Nonprofit Internship Scholarship" to three students who successfully completed internships with nonprofit, service-oriented organizations. Among the awardees are Yasmine Boto, senior political science student, and Kira Williams, senior management major.
Yasmine Boto interned with the ACLU of New Jersey, where she worked with the Intake Department and assisted with providing information and resources to people seeking help from the organization. She also worked with attorneys and helped collect data and research for their cases. "The most important thing I learned from my internship is how important it is to use your voice to help others. This is the only way we will be able to make a positive and lasting difference in ensuring that every individual's rights are protected and guaranteed. I have learned that helping others and ensuring that they are always heard is truly what I want to do with my life."
Kira Williams interned with Columbia University's Development office, where she rotated through three units in the Office of Alumni and Development. For her first rotation with the university Annual Fund Program, she assisted with various Columbia Giving Day projects, ranging from website testing to hourly challenge think-tanks. She also worked on a digital strategy project with the School of International and Public Affairs Annual Fund. The last rotation was with the Project Management Office, where she worked on a project streamlining the process for benchmarking surveys. Kira says that "the most important thing that she learned from this experience was how to navigate various personalities in a professional setting."
Students have access to these, and other internship postings, via Navigator.
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