The IU School of Public Health career fair taking place on October 23rd is a great opportunity to meet potential employers’ specific to your field of study. I was lucky to chat with the current director of operations Shawna Meyer-Niederman, from the Boys and Girls Club, which is one of many non-profit organizations that will be present at the career fair.
The Boys and Girls club has a mission to empower all young people. They are featured in three operating units; downtown Bloomington, Bloomington housing authority, and in Ellettsville. They serve youth ages 6-18 after school and during the summer months. Shawna emphasized their program focuses on “academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles”.
Operations director Shawna said they are currently looking to fill over twenty internships ranging from Member Inclusion to Recreation, Education and Art. These positions will involve from serving youth directly to assistance working with the Executive Director, Director of operations and Resource Development. Hours of work can last from ten to forty hours per week depending on the position and your schedule.
Shawna seemed very ecstatic for all of the new ideas that future interns would bring to the Boys and Girls Club. She describes the culture of the Boys and Girls club as “fun, challenging, and rewarding!” It seems that each volunteer or intern will have a positive impact on the youth in one way or another creating an exciting vibe. Having volunteered at the Boys and Girls club myself, I remember it being a fun and moving experience being able to help the youth. As Shawna told me towards the end of the interview “We’re changing lives, making kids feel important and helping to shape them to be successful citizens”. This is a great way to sum up the goals and principles of the Boys and Girls Club.
Jenny Agostino is a senior at Indiana University. She plans to graduate in May 2014 with a degree in Dietetics. After graduation Jenny hopes to complete a dietetic internship and obtain her license to practice as a registered Dietitian. She would also like to continue her education by attaining a Master’s degree in nutrition.
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