Past and Current Intern Experiences 

This page is devoted to the experiences of past and present Interns from Rural Ed. There have been 30 interns that have worked with Rural Ed in the past 9 years that we have been in existence. For people considering applying to be an intern, check out the experiences of these interns to give you some insight on the position. 

Alexa Swaby  (Intern 2015-2016)    - "We have some great kids. They work really hard and genuinely seem excited to come to our classes. Their smiles and laughter are infectious and their positive attitudes make it enjoyable to work with them. We really do become a 'Jack-of-All-Trades' here but it's a part of what being an intern is all about. There are some great volunteers here that have been extremely supportive and truly work hard to ensure that we have the best program possible for the children." 

Mawney Somerville (Intern 2016) - "Although one of the main roles that we occupy is that of the teacher, I have learned a insurmountable amount of wisdom from these amazing kids. Their attitudes, sense of humor, and general temperament transforms our this program into a dynamic environment that offers some really great opportunities for exploration and growth to all those involved. I feel so fortunate to have been able to interact with such a wonderful variety of people within the Rural Ed network, and have learned some great lessons along the way."

Katie Gutt (Intern 2015-2016) - "I have learned a lot from this experience. Working with the kids in La Palma has been a blast, and I'm proud to say that we've had a lot of academic and character-building successes this year. Also, being a programming intern is much more than just being an after school teacher -- we are mentors, website editors, newsletter writers, event planners, and fundraising event presenters. I feel fortunate to have had the chance to spend a year in San Miguel, to get to know our kids so well, and to have learned about all of the facets of running a small nonprofit with Rural Ed."