Planting the Seeds of Service in Our Future Leaders June 13, 2017
Mitzvah Circle Foundation has college interns in social work, human services, non-profit administration, marketing, and facilities management during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
They are a huge part of what we do and who we are.
From our Teen Ambassadors and Leadership Fellows to our Interns, students from high school through graduate school develop leadership, communication, and compassion while working with us.
We are committed to personalizing the experience for every volunteer and student who walks through our door.
We had the pleasure of working with Shaunese Williams for the last 9 months as she served as a social work intern at Mitzvah Circle Foundation. Here are some words about her experience:
I am a recent graduate of Arcadia University. In these past nine months, I have grown as a person, student, and humanitarian. Being a social work intern allowed me to interact with our clients and connect with them on a personal level.
Coming in as a new intern, I was extremely nervous to be on the phone with clients and to ask them questions about their personal situations, but I grew to enjoy it and feel comfortable in this new situation. Speaking with the people we serve allowed me to hone my interpersonal skills.
I was humbled each time I would speak to a client and was very eager to help once hearing their story. I also had the opportunity to work with the other interns and staff.
At Mitzvah Circle Foundation, we work as a team and help one another. Mitzvah Circle Foundation always provided me with a safe place and an uplifting atmosphere. You aren’t limited to just one task at Mitzvah Circle Foundation.
Besides speaking to the people we served, I packed care packages and led groups of volunteers in this work. This helped me develop important leadership skills, and I’m grateful for the experience.
It’s a great feeling when you walk into your internship and it feels like home - warm and welcoming. At Mitzvah Circle Foundation you learn, you grow, and you connect with great people.
Thank you, Mitzvah Circle, for the great opportunity. I truly appreciate all that you do for the community, for your staff, and for your interns. There is no place like this organization!