Humanitarian Social Innovations has been fortunate this summer to host three excellent interns. All are focused students who are living intentionally in order to have impact not only after graduation, but also in the present time between semesters.
Dawn Heinbach graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University as well as from KU’s honors program with a BA in English/Professional Writing and minors in Public Relations and Digital Communications & New Media. She is the Chief Executive of New Dawn Enterprises, LLC, a PR, Professional Writing and Publishing firm she founded, and is also the project manager and founder of Writing Wrongs, a program of Humanitarian Social Innovations.
This summer she is working as the Public Relations and Professional Writing Intern here at HSI. Dawn will be beefing up our PR strategy, producing press releases and researching and writing grant proposals. She is excited to be interning at HSI because she gets to interact with people who have fantastic ideas that will help humanity. “I can identify with their passion and want to assist them in launching their projects for social good. HSI provides a way for these entrepreneurs to get started right away. The HSI umbrella equips the innovator…, freeing them to focus on building their idea.”
Dawn identifies with this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Jenny Kocsis attends Arcadia University near Philadelphia where she majors in Cultural Anthropology and minors in Global Public Health and Religious Studies. Last year Jenny Interned at Maori Outreach in Wellington, New Zealand, helping young students grow and learn in an open, resourceful community. This summer she is on staff at Humanitarian Social Innovations as a Social Media and Marketing intern.
She is responsible for great posts like this one which can be found on our Instagram account. Stop on by and give us some love by following @hsi_innovators on Twitter and Instagram, or by liking our Facebook page.
Jenny’s interests include photography, yoga, dancing, exploring, and writing poetry. She identifies with this quote from Ram Dass: “I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion — and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”
Andrew Mengel attends Moravian College in Bethlehem where he is an English major with minors in Education and International Studies. Andrew volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem and recently returned from a short-term trip teaching English to Kindergarten and First Grade students in Kathmandu, Nepal. When not traveling this summer he is on staff at Humanitarian Social Innovations as a Content Writer intern. He is responsible for the last two blog posts on our website, What Can Fiscal Sponsorship Do For Your Organization? and Which Types of Projects Does HSI Sponsor? as well as many posts he has written for later publishing.
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Andrew is a missionary and advocate for humanitarian prosperity at heart, and he believes that under the right circumstances, anyone can change the world.
You can see that Dawn, Andrew and Jenny are great matches for the mission of HSI and their contributions are valuable to the work of the organization. Thanks, glad to have you on board, and best wishes in your future!