Outreach’s staff is already stacked with motivated world-changers, but we always have room for a few more through our Outreach Interns Program!

This spring we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with two absolutely excellent, extremely talented, incredibly impressive Outreach interns — and while we could laud them with lots more adjectives, the best way to show off how awesome they are is to let them speak for themselves!

Meet Hunter!

Meet Hunter, Summer InternThey come from a background in the sciences (microbiology, to be specific), but a wealth of experience in volunteerism has resulted in some serious chemistry with our work!

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Outreach?

At OI, I’ve worn a lot of hats. I loved helping with the International Women’s Day campaign. It was incredible to have the opportunity to spotlight amazing women in leadership that OI partners with.

Why Outreach?

After volunteering with nonprofits for most of my undergraduate degree, I’ve learned that certain service models leave a bad taste in my mouth. The sustainable, long-term approach of Outreach drew me in. On top of that, OI centers their international partners, and the communities who are creating change.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’ve wanted to be a lot of things! When I was little, I wanted to be a missionary or a parent. Then, I wanted to be a writer or a scientist. We’re wavering in that writer-scientist place right now.

What are your hobbies, and how did you get into them?

During quarantine, I picked up sewing and made an 8 layer tulle skirt. Right now, my friends are keeping me away from my machine, because when I start, I forget I have assignments and tests due. The skirts have to wait until summer.

Meet Nathan!

Meet Nathan, Summer InternHe studied International Relations, and it shows — we can certainly relate to his desire to make the world a better place:

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Outreach?

I have had the opportunity to work on a literature review focused on social capital. I have lately been working on drafting a grant proposal for a tailoring project in Zambia. The most exciting thing I worked on has been the Lakasa Nepal Eval study. I helped write the questions for the survey tool, and I conducted the surface level data analysis after we received the first round of data.

Why Outreach?

I was excited to pursue any internship related to my interest in international development. The application and interview process with Elene made me even more excited for this OI internship. The prospect of working with her, and a whole team of equally passionate folks, was exactly what I’d been looking for at this period in my professional career.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

For the longest time I could say my short-term goal was to be a Peace Corps volunteer. That goal became a reality this time last year, but my departure has since been delayed significantly. My long-term career goals involve working for the state department. I aspire to be a foreign service officer eventually.

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?

The best vacation I ever took was a solo trip to Sydney while I was studying abroad in Hobart, Tasmania. Any trip I had taken before had either always been with family or friends. Sydney was the first time I could schedule/plan the trip’s itinerary completely independently. It was relaxing knowing that if I bought the wrong ticket, or missed my flight, etc. it was frustrating sure, but nobody else was depending on my plans for their vacation.

They’re just SO GREAT, right!? We’re truly so grateful to get to work with such talented human beings. Hunter and Nathan: Thank you for working with us as our Outreach interns and believing in what we do!

How to Help

Interested in interning with us, or know someone who might be? Check out our available openings!