One of our wonderful content strategists, Rozey, has reached out to our team of interns to discuss how working at Jezuba has inspired and challenged them!
This week's intern spotlights:
Kristine works with Jezuba as our Outreach Manager and has recently graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in sociology. Her efforts have enabled Jezuba to forge connections and relationships with other organizations, such as KinOn, that have been especially necessary due to Covid-19. Kristine works incredibly hard but one of her greatest challenges has been communicating with her peers for help.
Creativity, though, is at the heart of everything Kristine does and she has been able to hone in on this skill through Jezuba-- thinking up different events with a myriad of organizations as well as planning these events and creating beautiful posters to get the word out.
In Kristine’s own words,
“Being a part of Jezuba, I have a safe haven where I can let my creativity shine and share my passion for social justice.”
Digital Marketing Intern
Highlighting our fourth intern, Paige is an intern on our Digital Marketing Team and has recently graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in economics. Specifically, Paige works on social media--from our Instagram & Twitter to our Linkedin-- for Jezuba. One challenge with social media for her has been figuring out which posts will be the most popular and generate the most likes so that she can post similar content in the future. Learning the intricacies of the algorithm is allowing her to post content better curated for our followers.
For Paige, her work with Jezuba has allowed her to capitalize on her love of expressing her creativity, curating her own posts without any strict supervision. Not only is she able to create her own captions but she is also able to choose and edit the photos associated with Jezuba’s posts. Through tailoring our social media, she collaborates with other interns, ensuring that all of our efforts are also being promoted.
In Paige’s own words,
“Nonprofit, to me, means selflessness, you’re able to give something meaningful without expecting much in return.”
How have our interns grown through working at Jezuba?
Check out our past weeks' spotlights, below, to learn more!
Solar LED Program Manager
The first intern for our team that we will be spotlighting, Jill Murphy, is our Solar LED Program Manager, also studying astrophysics at Wellesley College. She responded that her experience with Jezuba has completely pushed her beyond her comfort zone, allowing her to build her own schedule and to build her confidence. Jill says that it “has been difficult at times,” but that this challenge has led her to reach out more and, in turn, solidify her relationships with the other interns.
Alongside this, Jill also says that her experience has allowed her to hone in a myriad of skills: fundraising, video editing and production, communication, and planning skills. Beyond these skills, Jill has also been exploring the intricacies of nonprofit work through her internship. She is excited to utilize these skills in different avenues in the future but also in the coming weeks with our organization!
In her own words,
“I think it’s really important that what you do brings everyone forward and not just yourself.”
For our second intern spotlight, we have the lovely Talia O’Shea. Talia is studying astrophysics and history at Wellesley College & is interning as Web Developer with Jezuba. For Talia, nonprofits are the means through which social, economic, and/or political support is provided when the government falls short. To her, nonprofits and the people working within them are the embodiment of “generous, compassionate, and engaged” and Jezuba fits this ideal.
Talia also mentions how important communication and interpersonal skills have been in her work and how this internship has allowed her to refine those skills. She has been challenged, though, by learning how to best balance her work with Jezuba with her other summer obligations, but she has strove to learn from this experience how to more clearly set dedicated hours for individual tasks.
In Talia’s own words:
“In terms of personal development for all of us involved with nonprofit work, I think seeking out and building the kind of community that a place like Jezuba can build is incredibly meaningful.”