While most internships may use the first week as an orientation week, Students for Life has no time to waste with an entire week of getting us introduced into our jobs – we’re too busy trying to save babies. Monday was a filled orientation day, but after that, each of us were busy in our respective tasks, learning the ropes as we went.
For me, this meant a lot of writing, which I was more than happy to jump right into. Writing blog posts, write-ups for newsletters, and searching for various news stories online made me very happy that I took as many journalism classes as I could over the last three years. I am finally seeing how my pro-life experience mixed with my journalism and communications knowledge can mesh together in some pretty exciting ways!
So what did my overall schedule look like? Well, Monday: Orientation; Tuesday-Thursday: Full work days.
Friday the SFLA office attended the Rally for Religious Freedom in D.C., where we helped to run the event, acting as “marshals.” I also worked on gathering footage from the event as our own Kristan Hawkins spoke, along with David Bereit of 40 Days for Life. Unlike the NARAL interns who showed up to this event and did nothing but stand there and hold their rolled-up signs, SFLA interns were active getting people connected with the rally and making sure that the event’s message could be spread in Washington D.C. and to the rest of the country online.
Check in next week for another update on SFLA’s missionaries and interns.
By: Shara Guengerich, 2012 Missionary for Life