To Internship and Beyond
Atlanta Habitat’s impact goes beyond the build by providing opportunities for young scholars to thrive. By shattering the stereotype that interns are coffee runners who are often overloaded with grunt work, Atlanta Habitat and its interns have a win-win relationship.
Former Communications Intern, Verinique Bailey, is most proud of her time at Atlanta Habitat because she gained valuable work experience and involved and caring mentors. “It’s difficult to get a job fresh out of college without prior work history,” says Bailey. “Gaining practical experience is crucial because it shows potential employers what you have actually accomplished.” She worked with Atlanta Habitat for a year before graduating with her Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Georgia State University and landing a position as a Communications and Marketing Specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“With the Atlanta Habitat Communications team, I researched and wrote content for newsletters and web features, practiced photography and videography, learned design and editing skills, developed social media campaigns, assisted with event planning and more. All of those functions enhanced my skills and allowed me to stand out as an applicant during my job search,” said Bailey. “As an added bonus, I gained lifelong mentors who supported me during my transition to full time employment and are still committed to my success.”
An internship can be the key factor that launches a scholar’s career and propels it on a path towards success. Bailey added, “Without my time at Atlanta Habitat, I would not be where I am in my career. The organization truly impacted my life!” Hats off to Atlanta Habitat for building houses as well as the next generation of leaders.
For more information about our internship opportunities visit http://www.atlantahabitat.org/internship-opportunities.