This semester, I was an intern for the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of Team Challenge in Bala Cynwyd. Team Challenge is an endurance training and fundraising program that supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. During the course of my internship I’ve come to deeply appreciate Team Challenge’s mission to help children and adults affected by Crohn’s and Colitis! This opportunity has allowed me to branch outside of my comfort zone and explore a type of work I’ve never experience before.
I worked alongside my supervisor Addie and my fellow intern Allen to spread awareness of our program and recruit participants. Also, I was in charge of daily Facebook posts on behalf of our Team Challenge chapter. The accomplishment I’m most proud of is creating a promotional campaign for a brand-new 8k training program called TC Lite. I created and sent an e-blast, posted on community calendars, contacted running clubs, and even made phone calls inviting people to join TC Lite. During the semester I learned many new skills that I can carry with me through my transition to the “real world”. I loved the experience of working in a small non-profit environment and it’s something I could see myself doing in the future!