Post Internship, Pre-Real World: Intern Experience at the Food Bank of Delaware.
May 18, 2016
By: Lindsey Hargett, Communications Intern
I started my internship here at the Food Bank in January unsure of what to expect; I was the new girl joining a team that had been working together for a long period of time. I was a nervous about fitting in and doing a good job, but I could not have been more wrong. I have never felt more welcomed into a work setting in my life. Every single person is genuinely happy to be here and it showed. I sat in a high traffic area, and there was not 20 minutes that would go by without someone stopping to say hi or ask how my day was going. It really is like a family here.
When I came to the Food Bank, I had a decent amount of writing and computer skills under my belt, but from the day I started to my last day as an intern, I can confidently say I learned something new every day. I had basic Photoshop and InDesign skills and now I feel like pro! I have learned to use so many online publications such as Constant Contact and WordPress that will no doubt help me in my future career.
While I was always doing something different every day, my favorite project that I worked on consistently over the semester was writing blogs for the website. I had the opportunity to meet so many people with different passions and goals. It was inspiring to hear all of these success stories from The Culinary School and how much good the partnerships do for the community.
Now that my internship is over, I will take so many good memories with me of truly amazing people and more knowledge than I ever hoped to gain. This was truly one of the best experiences I have had and will miss everyone (and the food bank dogs) dearly.