Tynesha Ashley

Intern name: Tynesha Ashley

Major(s)/Minor(s): Elementary Education 

Title/place of internship/fellowship, etc.: Intern at FAIR School, Fleischhacker

How did you find out about your internship/fellowship/etc.? I found out about my fellowship through a program called Intercultural Lead, through various peers and faculty members.

What were your responsibilities at your internship/fellowship/etc.? My responsibilities at my internship were to reach out to companies to see if they were interested in partnering with the FAIR School to provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to intern with them. I also documented every conversation, email, etc. with each business I reached out to.

What was the most beneficial aspect of your experience? The most beneficial part about my experience was how understanding/ flexible my supervisor was. I struggled a lot during the strict social distancing rules place upon us all but my supervisor made things a bit easier for me.

What was the most surprising thing you experienced or learned during your internship/fellowship/etc.? The most surprising thing for me was how welcoming everyone on the team were. They were all so excited to have me working with them and I don't think I can ever forget the way everyone made me feel.

How can you apply what you experienced at your internship/fellowship/etc. in the future? Since everyone was so welcoming of me onto the team it has inspired me to go into future situations in my life with an open mind. I started out thinking that I was too young to be working with them and I later realized that I was exactly where I needed to be. 

What advice would you offer to future students interested in this experience? Do not procrastinate. Things may get hard and there may be times where you feel stuck, however, the work needs to get done and the only way for that to happen is to just do it right away when things are fresh, and easier.