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 and 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. Led by Elene Cloete, the Director of Research and Advocacy, their insight and intellects are matched by their drive to make the world a better place.

Read on to meet them. We promise, you’ll be inspired, too.


Jenna | Outreach International Summer Intern

Hi! My name is Jenna Johnson, and I have been an intern with Outreach Since June 21st, 2021!

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 focusing 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


Ben | Outreach International Summer Intern

I’m Ben Pickert. I’m a rising senior at Indiana University, pursuing a degree in International Studies with a focus 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, in addition to learning Italian, Spanish, Esperanto, Norwegian, German, and Dutch to varying degrees of fluency with a mix of classes and self-study. Read More


Rachael | Outreach International Summer Intern

Hey! My name is Rachael Sorcher, and I have loved every second of being an Outreach International Field Operations Research and Advocacy Intern since May of 2021. 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


Sarah | Outreach International Summer Intern

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Sutter, and I’ve been an intern at Outreach International since May of 2021! 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 in life, we’re certain the people they strive to help will benefit immeasurably. And for now, as they continue to help Outreach, we cannot thank them enough for 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, and making the world a better place for everyone.

How to Help

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