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  1. INTERN SPOTLIGHT: ARLENE & SHAO

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    The Summer is coming to an end, and this summer Keep A Child Alive was blessed to have such great Summer Interns.  As a farewell wewill be shining the spotlight on our wonderful interns that are leaving us. We wish them the best of the luck in their future endeavors and their work at Keep A Child Alive will be forever appreciated.

    Arlene Thompson and Shao Zhou were Keep A Child Alive’s Donor Relations Summer Interns. They worked one and one with Director of Donor Relations Felicia Eve. Get to know Arlene and and Shao and what their KCA experience was like!

    Name: Arlene Thompson

    Where are you originally from: Colchester, Connecticut
    School you currently enrolled in or graduated from:Pace University
    Favorite Quote: “Hakuna Matada; It means no worries for the rest of your days” – Lion King
    How did you hear about Keep a Child Alive?There was a KCA chapter at my school where I learned about the organization.
    What is your role here?Working with Donor Relations, focusing on gaining sponsorships for our Fall fundraisers
    What is your passion [in general] ? Traveling and working with organizations dedicated to helping those in need
    What are you studying?International Management with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies and Spanish
    What are your career goals?My goal is to work with an international non-profit organization to help with humanitarian issues in places of conflict. It’s my dream to be able to see the world and indulge in other cultures while providing help to others. I feel we all have a social responsibility to one another and I aim to emphasize that through a career around the world!What is your favorite thing to do for fun?I love photography! Taking pictures to capture the moment, being creative, and just seeing the city in a new perspective

    Name: Shao Zhou

    Where are you originally from: San Jose, CA
    School you currently enrolled in or graduated from: Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, Class of 2013
    Favorite Quote: “Eat Well, Travel Often.”
    How did you hear about Keep a Child Alive? From Alicia Keys’ documentary “Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys” that aired on Showtime
    What is your role here? Donor Relations Intern
    What is your passion [in general] ? Traveling! I love exploring new places, meeting new people and trying new things!
    What are you studying? Economics and Mathematics
    If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Why? This is impossible to choose, I need to go on a world cruise.
    If you can be any tv/movie character? Who would you be and why? Summer Roberts from my favorite show growing up, The OC (I know, so cliche!). She’s such a petite firecracker!

    Interested in interning with Keep a Child Alive?! Email us your resume and cover letter to jasmine@keepachildalive.org for Fall and Spring Internship openings. Please list the department you are interested and your time commitment.


  2. INTERN SPOTLIGHT: Meet Farial

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Name: Farial Asmat

    Where are you originally from: New Hartford, NY
    School you are currently enrolled in or graduated from: Barnard College, Columbia University 2015


    Favorite Quote: “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”- e. e. cummings

    How did you hear about Keep a Child Alive? I heard about KCA through a good friend who had interned here last summer and recommended it after having had a good experience. 


    What is your role here? I am the programs/development intern, so I am always doing a uniquely different project or task. To name a few, I have done research on various issues in both Africa and India, written an article for the newsletter on African Children’s Day, drafted applications for a grant, and put together a photo album of patients in Uganda. My work at KCA has been incredibly diverse; I am always learning something new!

    What is your passion [in general] ? I have a number of different passions that all tend to tie together: traveling, culture, food, and human rights. 
I am fascinated with the immense amount of diversity in the world, because I believe that the best kind of perspective is one aware of different people, places, beliefs, and customs. Consequently, my love for various ethnic foods and plates has stemmed from this belief.

    What is the most unique thing about you? or any hidden talents? My greatest and perhaps most amusing achievement is receiving the honor of “wafelette of the week”. Waffels and Dinges, the award-winning New York City Belgian waffle food truck, bestowed the prestigious title of “wafelette of the week” upon me last April, after showing off my Belgian wafel expertise at one of the trucks. Proficiency in Belgian wafels only comes from being a loyal and dedicated customer- an easy task for me. While I’m not entirely sure what the credentials are for receiving this honor, I did receive two free wafels out of it!

     Interested in interning with Keep a Child Alive?! Email us your resume and cover letter to jasmine@keepachildalive.org for Fall and Spring Internship openings. Please list the department you are interested and your time commitment.