Letter from an intern: Fond memories of RMHCA
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama staff is rounded out by some stellar interns! General Intern Delaney Haase writes about some of her favorite memories from this fall.
My time here as an intern at RMHCA has been absolutely amazing. I have been given so many opportunities to learn about the organization and see up close how a non-profit is run.
One of my favorite memories was helping with Day of Change this past fall. Director of Marketing & Communications Stephanie Langford and I headed to Guntersville to hang out with the McDonald’s staff and owners for the day. We were able to talk about RMHCA and the House’s mission as well as hand out some free goodies to those who donated! It was so cool to see how Ronald McDonald House Charities impacted people all across the state.
Another favorite memory that will stick with me was helping Volunteer Coordinator Alice Taylor and Director of Family Programming April Dickerson on Halloween. We started the day at Children’s of Alabama handing out toys to children who were in the hospital and then came back to the house to set up for Hallopalooza. It was so fun to get to work with all the staff to make one event so memorable for others. There was indoor trick-or-treating, a craft station, popcorn and photo booth! Getting to meet and interact with the children and their families and help put a smile on their faces was the best part!
The staff here at RMHCA are so kind and genuine about helping the interns learn and they gave us every opportunity that came up to enhance our knowledge and skills. One of the biggest skills that I have expanded on while being here was communication. Through this internship, I have learned how to communicate more effectively and clearly to people of all ages. This skill is so important to have and continually improve and I know it will help me immensely in which ever career I end up in.
In my opinion, everyone should apply to intern for RMHCA if given the chance. It is an amazing way to work with the staff, volunteers, and families for a great overall mission. I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity to learn and explore a work-field related to my major that has really grown on my heart!
If you are in college or know a college-age student who would like to intern with RMHCA, visit our Internship Page for details on how to apply!