Meet the Outreach International Summer Interns

We here at Outreach are so often inspired by the people we encounter around the world who work so hard. They problem-solve so brilliantly to create solutions for how to help people in poverty.

Among our most inspiring people are our interns. This summer, we’ve been lucky enough to work with four bright, talented, tireless people who are motivated to make a difference. They’re led by Elene Cloete, the Director of Research and Advocacy. And, their insight and intellects are matched by their drive to make the world a better place.

Read on to meet our 2021 summer interns. We promise, you’ll be inspired, too.

2021 summer intern JENNA

Jenna | Outreach International Summer Intern

Hi! My name is Jenna Johnson, and I am one of the Outreach 2021 summer interns!

I graduated in 2017 from Oklahoma State University with a degree in International Business. I’m currently a 2nd year International Studies master’s student at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel’s School of International Studies. I focused on public policy, human rights and humanitarian assistance.

I’ve always been interested in the intersection of global affairs and policy in addition to having a passion for nonprofit work. But it wasn’t until my service in Senegal with the Peace Corps that I decided I wanted to work in the development/humanitarian aid sectors. Read More

meet 2021 summer intern BEN

Ben | Outreach International Summer Intern

I’m Ben Pickert. I’m a rising senior at Indiana University, pursuing a degree in International Studies. My focus is on Diplomacy, Security, and Governance in the Germanic countries. Additionally, I’m working on a pair of minors in the German and Norwegian languages.

When I was in high school, I discovered I had a knack and passion for both politics and language learning. Over the course of the last several years, I’ve become increasingly politically active. I’ve also learned Italian, Spanish, Esperanto, Norwegian, German, and Dutch to varying degrees of fluency with a mix of classes and self-study. Read More

meet 2021 summer intern RACHAEL

Rachael | Outreach International Summer Intern

Hey! My name is Rachael Sorcher, and I have loved every second of being one of the Outreach International Field Operations Research and Advocacy 2021 summer interns since May. I graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in May of 2020 with a BA in Anthropology, and I’m currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health degree from Boston University.

I always thought I had too many interests to ever decide on one career path, but that was before I found public health— the arena where I can capitalize on my diverse yet integrated passions for education, sustainability, and storytelling, as health is at the intersection of them all. Read More

meet 2021 summer intern SARAH

Sarah | Outreach International Summer Intern

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Sutter, and I’ve been one of the Outreach International 2021 summer interns since May! I’m from Little Rock, AR, and am graduating this August from Auburn University in Auburn, AL, majoring in Human Development & Family Science. I also studied Spanish and Health Equity Science.

Looking through a biopsychosocial perspective, my studies have led me to become more aware of the powerful influence of family and community among various contexts. I have always loved listening to people’s stories and perspectives and to see how they influence their personal growth and development. Read More

We promised to inspire you, and we think these interns of ours really delivered! With all their energy, intelligence and drive to help others, we cannot help but be so optimistic about the future for them and everything they touch as they move forward in their lives.

Wherever they each decide to place their focus, we’re certain the people they strive to help will benefit immeasurably. And for now, as they continue to help Outreach as our 2021 summer interns, we cannot thank them enough. We’re amazed by their dedication, hard work and positivity.

Thank you, interns, for working with Outreach International as we meet the challenge of how to help people in poverty. You help make the world a better place for everyone.

How to Help

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