Looking for Intern – Assistant to the Director/Assistant to Eat to Thrive Educator
Working as Assistant to the Executive Director of Optimum Health Solution was an invaluable experience and would be for anyone considering a career in public health, policy, and/ or non-profits.
This was my first experience working in the management side of a non-profit. As Optimum Health Solution is grassroots, I had the opportunity of working side-by-side with the Executive Director herself. Betsy always valued and appreciated my input. Completing tasks ranging from event marketing to budget making, I learned many of the ins-and-outs of non-profits. One of my favorite tasks with OHS was co-authoring frequent newsletters to thousands of readers. I had the opportunity to incorporate my own relevant interests into these newsletters such as climate change and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Perhaps the most important task I assisted with working with OHS was grantwriting, a crucial skill for anyone hoping to work with nonprofits. Additionally, I can now include a multitude of newfound programs that I am comfortable working with in my resume. These include Constant Contact, Quickbooks, Brown Paper Tickets, and WordPress. I also got to use my photography skills to capture images of several recipes we prepared. They were very tasty!
My experience with OHS was eye-opening to the health crisis we are facing in America. I am proud to say I have made a difference by contributing to this organization and specifically its program Real Kids Real Food. I spent several weeks helping Betsy further develop this program after five successful years and am excited to hear how it goes this Fall!
I would enthusiastically recommend this internship to anyone with a passion for wellbeing, public health, and non-profits.