Intern name: Danielle Voss
Major(s)/Minor(s): Nutrition major and Environmental Studies minor
Title/place of internship/fellowship, etc.: Nutrition education intern at the Wolf Ridge Farm Intern - Online Internship
How did you find out about your internship/fellowship/etc.? Former staff from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center directed me to apply to the position. With additional conversations and support from my fellowship advisors.
What were your responsibilities at your internship/fellowship/etc.? Research information about farm to pizza entrepreneurship - interview other operations. Creating promotional and advertisements to promote the farm and new business ventures. Participated in an interview with local radio show. Published an article with the local newspaper about the farm. Created virtual lesson plan and video content to be a part of the online adventures in learning series on the wolf ridge webpage
What was the most beneficial aspect of your experience? The most beneficial aspects of my internship include the connections I have made with other staff and building upon my editing and writing skills. While with Wolf Ridge, my internship required me to be self-reflective and reliant as much of the work was at my own pace. This supported me in growing as a person because it required me to self-start and hold myself accountable of the actions I took during the internship. Going forward this will demonstrate to future employers to trust me with the task at hand and believe in my ability to follow through with a project in a timely manner.
What was the most surprising thing you experienced or learned during your internship/fellowship/etc.? From my internship, I have grown the most through my ability to use online software and materials to create content. Prior to this internship, much of my work experience revolved around hands on tasks. A virtual environment was an adjustment to make and helped to teach me that I am capable of working and enjoying an environment such as this. I was surprised about how effective taking longer but more active breaks were beneficial to my work and productivity while online.
How can you apply what you experienced at your internship/fellowship/etc. in the future? Moving forward the work of this internship will directly apply to future aspirations as I desire to go into outdoor education with kids. Following school I will be applying for a position with the Food Corps, an americore position placing service members in school districts to work with kids to improve their nutritional and general food literacy.
What advice would you offer to future students interested in this experience? Be ready to do anything and everything. By being available and ready to step forward opens up new opportunities that you may not even think are possible.