Keep Akron Beautiful: An Intern’s Tale

By Helen Dauka, Keep Akron Beautiful Intern from The University of Akron

Helen Dauka 2012 Keep Akron Beautiful Intern When I first embarked on my interning adventure, the experience was very similar to a blind date. I was set up with the non profit organization, Keep Akron Beautiful through what can be referred to as “a mutual friend,” the School of Communication at The University of Akron.

The School of Communication has an internship program that sets up interviews with non profits and other organizations in hopes that the student will be offered an intern position there. The interviews are set up after an application process and a general assessment of the student’s skills and career goals.

Any interview can be nerve-wracking. Going on my interview with Keep Akron Beautiful was no different:

Will they like me? Will I like them? What if there are other applicants? Will I be able to live up to the standards left by interns past?

Luckily, Keep Akron Beautiful and I really hit it off on our first date.. I mean interview. I’ve been interning for KAB since the first week of June and things have been great! I’ve learned so much about public relations since I started and about the work environment in general. The atmosphere here is supportive.

I think any good relationship should make you a better version of yourself and give you a supportive environment to help make it happen.

Here’s to another great season of interning at Keep Akron Beautiful! 

If you are interested in the Keep Akron Beautiful internship program, please contact Keep Akron Beautiful

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