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Intern Insider: Working at United Way

July 12, 2014

By Anjalonette Wright

Interns Alicia Clark, Anjalonette Wright, and Craig Chalmers at the United Way Touchstone event.
Interns Alicia Clark, Anjalonette Wright, and Craig Chalmers at the United Way Touchstone event.

This is my fourth week working with United Way of Northeast Florida. I can truly say that this experience doesn’t feel like an internship, but more like being a part of another family. United Way workers are so accepting and full of life, and are well-rounded people to work with. This by far has been the best internship I have had. Not only have I learned multiple working skills, such as meeting deadlines and being organized, I have made great relationships with fellow interns and United Way employees.

United Way of Northeast Florida has an annual Touchstone Event where they go out and have a day of entertainment and special recognitions. This year United Way employees went to Dave & Busters to have a fun day of Family Feud and more games. At this event they invited the interns from all departments to join the fun. Even though I and others are interns, United Way didn’t have to invite us to Dave & Busters but they did anyway. This is what I mean when I refer to United Way as an accepting, well-rounded and full of life Big Happy Family.

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Anjalonette is one of more than 100 interns participating in this year’s Youth Employment Program, which matches high school students with local businesses and organizations for summer internships.