April 2014…During the past several months, I have had the privilege and pleasure of being a part of the Healthy NewsWorks team. As an undergraduate student, studying English and Linguistics at Bryn Mawr College, I have been able to contribute to Healthy NewsWorks through research, sponsorship outreach, editing, and writing. This experience has been completely different from prior nonprofit work because I have been included in every aspect of the organization. From administrative responsibilities to editorial assignments, my involvement in Healthy NewsWorks was not limited by my status as an “intern.” I have been able to put my research and writing skills to use and step out of my comfort zone when contacting potential sponsors.
I’ve also had the opportunity to go inside the classroom and meet the student reporters. I love seeing the entire process of Healthy NewsWorks: from the grants and sponsorships that make the project possible to the finished product of a passionate, engaging, and informative publication by the student writers. I can only imagine what kind of work these students will be capable of in the future!
—By Ivy Drexel