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Review for Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund (JRF), Athens, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As an intern for JRF, I had a splendid opportunity to learn about the way a non-profit organization works and what it could mean for me as an advertising major. However, my experience with JRF has gone much deeper than just some good experience to put on a resume. Before applying for the internship, I knew very little about the organization. I had done some minor research, so I knew the background and mission of the foundation, but I learned so much more being so heavily involved in its activities. The scholars don't just appreciate what JRF has done for them, but they truly adore the foundation's encouragement and its staff. The staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful to each and every scholar - they know the scholars by name and face and story without even having to meet them in person. I never thought I could care so much about people who live miles and miles away from me, but now I sincerely do. Before interning at JRF, I simply agreed with and supported their mission. Now, I wholeheartedly plan to continue my support of the foundation because I truly believe that what they do makes an infinitely significant difference in people's lives. Even now that my internship is over, I believe everyone should know what JRF has to offer to the nation's women and their education. It is the most loving environment and I could not have asked for a better place to spend my time volunteering.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my growth as a caring human being. I always had the resources for a good education and never thought about others who may not have them. Through this experience I have learned just how important those are and I care about getting them to everyone possible

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

only say that sometimes there is a lack of organization within the staff itself. Sometimes the specific jobs of specific staff members are unclear. Everyone seems to do everything, which can be good (multiple inputs) but sometimes more structure is needed

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with InDesign (obviously, since my major requires such kinds of work) and reading the scholar profiles. I enjoyed getting to "know" each scholar through her personal essay.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

over-the-top helpful and wonderful! They are always welcoming and love what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

host more promotional events and/or provide more scholarships!

Ways to make it better...

maybe I had been a paid staff member? (unfortunately interns don't get paid and that's completely fine! The experience was plenty good for me)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

there didn't seem to be many. Maybe having enough funds to provide so many scholarships AND host the events they want to do (and make profit from them).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Intern.