By Hanna Holman
This past semester, I have had the joy of interning at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. The Center for Interfaith Cooperation(CIC) is a non-profit organization that aims to support existing connections between faith communities, foster interfaith opportunities through social, cultural, and educational interactions, and connect interfaith communities through volunteer service and civic engagement. Through the course of the semester, I learned the inner workings of how a non-profit runs and the tremendous amount of work that is put in to make sure these organizations thrive.
While at the CIC, I was able to sit in on many board meetings, help with one of their biggest events, and was able to use my organizational communication and leadership major in an effective way. The CIC’s board is comprised of 40 individuals which is a lot of members and makes for a very interesting dynamic. It brought individuals from a multitude of different faith backgrounds and allowed them to work together towards something that was important to all of them, interfaith. I got to help plan one of their biggest events right at the beginning of my internship and really helped me get my feet on the ground. This event is called the Festival of Faiths and takes place in downtown Indy.
Through this internship, I have learned a lot about myself and working within a non-profit. I understand it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to make an organization successful. The CIC allowed me to partake in the activities that peaked my interest and allowed me to pursue the projects that I wanted to. Overall, it was a great experience and a great organization to be apart of.
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