Summer 2020 marks the first year interns are guided by the new Executive Director, Sera Koulabdara and Chief of Staff, Aleena Inthaly. This year has also been unique due to the environment of Covid-19. Interns were, unfortunately, unable to work at the office in Washington, DC but that still did not prevent them from getting work done. Through Zoom meetings, staff members and interns are able to connect to talk about upcoming projects, feedback, and also get to know each other. Interns also had the opportunity to meet board members, where they got life advice, fascinating stories, and career-related suggestions.
Legacies of War interns also have the opportunity to cater to their internship experience to their abilities. The staff gives each intern the chance to speak about what they want to get out of their experience with Legacies. In addition to getting a catered unique experience, each intern has different responsibilities to fulfill for the team. Projects range from creating social media content, researching grants, writing reports, contributing to fundraising efforts, reaching out to donors, to planning huge events! It really depends on the current time of year. Once safe to travel, interns will have the opportunity to intern in Washington, DC. This is where they can attend congressional meetings with us, lobby on Capitol Hill, and work in our office. Until then, our interns are safely at home, getting work done.
Not only do our interns perform high-level work, but our team also has a lot of fun together. Check out this video we recently made!
Intern applications are accepted on a rolling basis, meaning students have the opportunity to intern with us during any semester or extended break. Applications should include a resume and CV that’s sent to our Chief of Staff, Aleena Inthaly. Her contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to ensure our interns have a world-class experience, Legacies of War will be hosting a *virtual* Midsummer Movie Night on August 4th at 8pm EDT. We will be screening the film, “This Little Land of Mines,” directed by Erin McGoff. This event is “ticketed”, meaning that we will be accepting a recommended amount of $5 donation to help your internship program. All proceeds will be used to sustain, and build our internship program to be the best it can possibly be. At Legacies, we believe that in order to level the playing field, students could be compensated for their time. Not all students have the financial ability to take on an unpaid internship. In order to minimize the burden for students who come from low income households, and minority groups like immigrants from Laos, Legacies would like to invite those who are interested to register for this screening. https://theneodifference.ejoinme.org/midsummermovienight
ໃນລະດູຮ້ອນປີ 2020, ເປັນປີທີ່ມີການຝຶກງານຄັ້ງທຳອິດເຊິ່ງໄດ້ຮັບຄຳແນະນຳຈາກຜູ້ອຳນວຍການບໍລິຫານຄົນໃໝ່ ຊາຣາ ກຸຫຼາບດາຣາ ແລະ ຫົວໜ້າພະນັກງານ ອາລີນ່າ ອິນທະລີ. ການຝຶກງານໃນປີນີ້ຈະມີຄວາມພິເສດກວ່າປີທີ່ຜ່ານ ເນື່ອງຈາກສະພາບແວດລ້ອມຂອງ Covid-19. ໜ້າເສຍດາຍທີ່ການຝຶກງານປີນີ້ບໍ່ສາມາດຝຶກງານທີ່ຫ້ອງການໃນ Washington,DC ໄດ້, ແຕ່ຢ່າງໃດກໍຕາມ ກໍບໍ່ໄດ້ໝາຍຄວາມວ່າພວກເຂົາຈະບໍ່ສາມາດເຮັດວຽກໃຫ້ແລ້ວສົມບູນໄດ້. ຜ່ານການປະຊຸມຊູມ (Zoom), ພະນັກງານ ແລະ ຜູ້ຝຶກງານສາມາດຕິດຕໍ່ກັນເພື່ອປຶກສາຫາລືກ່ຽວກັບໂຄງການທີ່ກຳລັງຈະເກີດຂຶ້ນ, ມີການສະເໜີຄວາມຄິດເຫັນຕ່າງໆ ແລະ ຍັງເຮັດໃຫ້ທຸກຄົນໄດ້ຮູ້ຈັກກັນຫຼາຍຂຶ້ນອີກດ້ວຍ. ນັກຮຽນທີ່ມາຝຶກງານຍັງໄດ້ມີໂອກາດພົບກັບຄະນະກຳມະການທີ່ພວກເຂົາໄດ້ຮັບຄຳແນະນຳກ່ຽວກັບຊີວິດ, ເລື່ອງລາວທີ່ໜ້າສົນໃຈຕ່າງໆ ແລະ ຄຳແນະນຳກ່ຽວກັບອາຊີບການເຮັດວຽກຕ່າງໆ.