(FLOC welcomes new staff each summer. In this miniseries, we are recognizing our summer associates and interns by publishing blog posts about their experiences. Erin Gilman is the Recruitment and Outreach Intern.)
Q: Where are you from?
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Q: Where do you go to school and what do you study?
I go to High Point University in North Carolina. I study Human Relations, and I’m minoring in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and Entrepreneurship.
Q: How did you hear about FLOC?
Basically a lot of research. I was looking for nonprofits in DC that had a focus on children and FLOC stood out.
Q: As the Recruitment and Outreach Intern, what have been your job duties this summer?
A large part of my job was research to begin with and planning out strategies for recruitment in the fall. Beyond that, I was able to take my research and reach out to the community.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
I typically work with a nonprofit, so volunteering in general. I love to read. Also, hanging out with friends.
Q: What did you most enjoy about working at FLOC this summer?
I like that most of the summer interns [participated] as tutors in the Neighborhood Tutoring Program because it gave us a chance to see what our co-workers were doing and see what FLOC does.