A look back on my summer internship

August 25, 2015

By Chris Willis, Communications Intern

As school approaches for me, I would like to say a few words on my time as an intern here at the Food Bank of Delaware. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to return to a place that is close in my heart. The Food Bank has always been a place of positivity for me ever since I began my first day volunteering many years ago. From that day I’ve gone on to make great friends, win an award and share the importance of volunteering.

This summer I was able to serve as a Communications Intern under Kim Turner, the Communications Director. She showed me the daily procedures of her position and helped me develop and polish good communication skills. We also went on trips to different places like Calvary Church in Dover and New Knollwood in Claymont. I was able to take pictures and talk to the different people about their relation with the Food Bank.

Once in the office I wrote four blogs – two about volunteers and two about culinary students. I have interviewed people before but did not actually write the final story. This was new for me, and I enjoyed it a lot. It was fun to get to know people and share their stories. I also practiced writing press releases, doing clerical tasks, creating content for Twitter and other things.

The experience this summer was very fun for me. I was able to learn from a great teacher, and she pushed to be independent with my work. I’m happy that it was everything I expected and more. I thank everyone I crossed paths with during the summer for making it the great time it was. To anyone that is looking to volunteer or intern during the summer, the Food Bank of Delaware is always a top choice.

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