Tracey Krat, a senior majoring in communications with a concentration in interpersonal and organizational communication at George Mason University, is finishing her fall internship with HomeAid Northern Virginia. Before she heads home for the holidays, she shared some of the highlights of her work with HomeAid:
Q: Tell us about your experience and the type of work you’re doing for HomeAid.
A: I’ve never been bored! Executive Director Christy Eaton always kept me on my toes, and a few of the projects I worked on included updating HomeAid’s historical shelter reports, preparing for the 10th Annual Gala, editing documents, updating HomeAid’s Facebook page, and helping HomeAid partner with Recoup.com and apply for inclusion in the 2012 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Q: Why did you apply for the internship?
A: When I first read about HomeAid on George Mason’s career website, it sounded like a great way to work with people who are making a huge difference in the world while supporting their cause. Since I’ve been here, I’ve realized what a selfless organization it really is, and how many great things they do in such a short amount of time. It’s been an irreplaceable experience, and I feel so fortunate to have been selected for this position.
Q: What did you enjoy most about your experience?
A: The working environment: There was always something to do, there was never a dull moment in the office, and Christy trusted me with a wide range of projects and had the confidence in me that I’d get it done.