Meet the Intern: Sophie Corts
Let’s meet our current Nonprofit Management Intern, Sophie Corts!
Internships at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama are designed to give students real-world experience in the areas of nonprofit management, social work, and marketing and development. Interns are important members of our team that allow RMHCA to fulfill our mission of keeping families together and near the medical care their child needs.
Sophie is a finance and management double major at Samford University in Birmingham.
What inspired you to intern at RMHCA? I was already somewhat familiar with the Ronald McDonald House through my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. The mission alone is inspiring to be a part of and I really wanted to learn more about how exactly a nonprofit works as a business.
What do you hope to learn from your internship? I hope to learn real-world experience such as marketing strategy, donor relations, and special events management in the nonprofit industry to expand my knowledge and benefit my future career.
What’s your favorite part of the Ronald McDonald House? My favorite place in the House is the dining room, specifically at meal time when it’s full of families. Seeing them all together is rewarding.
We are grateful to Sophie for her support of our staff! She has learned about day-to-day operations by shadowing our Volunteer Coordinator; helped execute family programming that supports guests’ emotional wellbeing; supported marketing efforts by taking photos of around the House and creating graphics; and learned more about donor relationship management through several development projects.
Ready to apply? RMHCA internships are open to students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. We accept applications for spring, summer and fall semesters on a rolling basis and can work with your faculty advisor if you need class credit. Please read the descriptions below to learn which internship fits your interests! We look forward to hearing from you!
For questions, please contact Zelma Mae Cable at ZelmaMae.Cable@rmhca.org or 205-638-7372. Applicants must be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid exemption.