Outside of my day job, I direct a summer internship program in Tarboro called The Eastern NC Internship Program. This summer was our best yet, and I want to share a few photos from throughout the 8-week period when all the interns lived together in Tarboro.
|Our 2019 cohort at their start-of-summer orientation!|
|A few of the interns at my family's house at Lake Gaston|
We piloted our program through a partnership with the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program, which has sent us five interns for the past three summers. The following screenshots depict parts of the scholars' Instagram takeover for the Robertson Program's Instagram account.
And here is a shot from our end-of-summer celebration, where community members gathered to hear reflections from each intern on what their summer has meant to them. Below, Sophia Ramirez ’22, a Roberton Scholar, speaks about her internship with the Edgecombe County Health Department:
|perks of overnight weeknight visits to Tarboro: pastry breakfasts from Alimentaire!|
|Another perk of visiting Tarboro: boiled peanuts on the front porch.|
Of course, I have lots more thoughts about this program, but I'll save those reflections for another time!