This blog post was written by Amelie Lyons a Girls Write Now Program Intern.
It’s safe to say all us interns applied to Girls Write Now secretly wishing we could be part of the mentorship program, but knowing we couldn’t fit in there. We’re too old to be mentees and too young to be mentors, so ended up contenting ourselves with being a part of Girls Write Now in any way possible and that presented itself as being an intern.
To give you a brief overview, there are four of us (check out our bios here) all working for different teams. There are two Program Interns, LaTroya and me (I work on Mentor Enrollment, while she works on Mentee Enrollment), Flora who does Operations, and Mara who is the Communication Intern. We come from different places, with different interests, but all feel strongly about empowering women and girls.
Even though we are not mentors or mentees, we still benefit from being exposed to them and their stories. Listening to prospective mentee and mentor interviews is really inspiring. The mentees exude enthusiasm and the mentors are clearly passionate about their writing. I know its been wonderful to see and has rekindled my own love of writing.
One thing we appreciate about interning at Girls Write Now is that the work we do is invaluable. This isn’t a huge corporation where the interns are just doing busywork; the work we’re doing is crucial to help Girls Write Now operate successfully. It motivates us that we’re trusted with a lot of responsibility.
Girls Write Now is a great community. From the moment you walk in the door there’s this great energy because you’re surrounded by intelligent, passionate women who care a lot about what they do. For a bunch of burgeoning feminists, that’s a great workplace to be a part of. It’s been amazing for us so far, and we are excited to see what the rest of the summer will entail!
If you’re interested in being an intern at Girls Write Now, learn more here.