What do A3 student’s think about their internships? Let’s find out!
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“My internship at Friends of Trees was an amazing success that I feel lucky to have accomplished. I felt useful and inspired while being surrounded by people who shared similar passions as me and encouraged me to continue my pursuit of a life that works hand in hand with nature. Jennifer has been the best manager I could ask for and listened to all of my concerns and desires as an intern and she definitely made the experience positive. When I asked one day what a mural would bring to the office, she answered with “a better question would be what doesn’t art bring to an office” which really brought a smile to my face and made me feel appreciated.
“Erik and Jeff have also been very encouraging and polite to me and I have nothing but positive things to say about both of them. Apart from the true employees at Friends of Trees, I have developed relationships with several of the volunteers and other interns that I would have never met if it weren’t for J-term. To meet people who are so truly dedicated to nurturing environment is incredibly inspirational and it shines a light in areas that need it.” ~Malynne Hardy-Spittle, Student Intern at A3
“It has been my pleasure to work with two young ladies from Academy of Arts and Academics. Planting season can be a very hectic time of the year, but with their help, we were able to have one of our most successful planting seasons ever! Both students went above and beyond their position descriptions and brought sunshine to our office. I was impressed to see how eagerly both interns contributed to their community through their projects which included a huge and beautiful mural, helpful informational fliers, the creation of a community library, and tree planting events. Our office is a better and more productive place because of them and their positive attitudes, willingness to help, and great work ethic. It was a true pleasure to have them in our office!” ~Jennifer Killian, Friends of Trees