Interns make up an important part of our staff at Participate Learning, and we always want to ensure they have the best experience possible. Our interns work closely with us to deliver excellent work each summer, but many also continue with us during the school year, or even over multiple summers, expanding their responsibilities as they mature and gain confidence.
We are grateful that they chose us to learn with, and we want to celebrate them as they graduate and begin the next chapter of their lives. Read on to learn more about our graduating interns, their accomplishments at Participate Learning, and their plans for the future.
Anna Claire Riggins has worked for Participate Learning since May 2017, first with the Teacher Resources department and then supporting business operations. The work she has been most passionate about is meeting our ambassador teachers during summer orientations; she believes their passion and energy are infectious, and she has enjoyed getting to know them and their motivations for teaching in the United States. She graduates from the University of Chapel Hill with a degree in human development and family studies and minors in Spanish and social and economic justice. Our ambassador teachers have inspired Anna Claire to embark on her own cultural exchange journey, and she will be traveling to Burgos, Spain, to teach next year.
Jane Stonehouse has supported the Human Resources team since May 2018, and she is graduating with a degree in information science, and minors in hispanic studies and Cognitive Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. What she enjoys most at Participate Learning is the people and the mission, and she also enjoyed supporting orientation in the summer. She leaves us to become a project manager at Epic in Madison, Wisconsin.
Jeimy Mejia joined us in February 2019 as an intern with Teacher Selection. She is a proud first generation college student and is graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in management and society and communication studies, and a minor in social and economic justice. Jeimy remembers that since the first day in our office she has been given a warm and friendly welcome from everyone at Participate Learning, and she has enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated team. Her plans for the future include working for a non-profit organization or immigration law firm, then applying to law school in fall 2021.
Charlotte Thompson joined us in May 2019 supporting the Human Resources team. She just graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having completed a double major in psychology and management and society. Charlotte says that she’s grown both personally and professionally while with us, and her favorite aspect of working at Participate Learning is her coworkers! She also enjoyed supporting benefits presentations over the summer, where she met hundreds of new ambassador teachers.
Holland Page joined the Marketing team in May 2019 to support our efforts in content. She is graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest distinction and a degree in human development and family studies, with minors in education and music. In her time with us, she loved having the ability to apply what she was learning in her coursework to the work she completed with Participate Learning. She will continue to support the Marketing team this summer before pursuing a master’s degree in education in training and development from North Carolina State University in the fall.
Stephen Marley joined the Marketing team in May 2019 as a digital marketing intern. He is graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in business administration, operations/supply chain management, and is a data analytics honors graduate. Since graduating, he has started working full time in Raleigh as a data analyst. What he loved most about working with Participate Learning was making connections and lasting friendships while working on a small team.
Congratulations to our graduating interns, we are so proud of the work you’ve accomplished! Working with such talented young minds is a constant source of fresh insights and perspectives, and you remind us that there is always more to learn and ways that we can improve. We hope you continue finding ways to unite our world in the work that you do, and that the lessons you’ve learned here prepare you for the bright future ahead.
Our interns provide crucial support to all departments of our organization. Read more about how we value each intern by providing meaningful work experiences here. Interested in interning at Participate Learning? Visit our careers page for more information about future internship opportunities.