FROG is very pleased to introduce our very first intern, Alan Ince. Recently, as FROG was discussing our need for more assistance and the possibility of starting an internship program, Alan contacted us about his interest in Guyana and helping our organization during the summer. Being a great opportunity for both FROG and Alan, we welcome him and look forward to collaborating with him over the summer.
Tell us about yourself:
I am a graduating senior at George Mason University, August 2010. My degree is in Communication with a concentration of Public Relations. I am a first generation American, with Guyanese parents and I was raised in Virginia Beach, VA.
You’ve made several trips to Guyana. What were your experiences like?
I’ve been to Guyana twice and my first experience was pretty much along the lines of, “It’s hot, get me out of here!!!” Then again I was under 10 years old! I went back in 2008 for a family reunion and that is when I gained appreciation for the country. The way everyone finds beauty in little things, or to make the best out every situation seems so right. Some of the things that bothered me were the conditions of some of the country, somewhat heart breaking.
How did you become interested in working with FROG?
I knew I wanted to do some type of nonprofit work while I was in school and one of our PR projects was working with Relay for Life. That gave me somewhat of an insight and then I researched nonprofits relative to something that is close to home. Through research I came across FROG. It seemed perfect, so I shot Mike and email and the rest is history. Here I am, making an attempt to learn about the nonprofit sector.
How do you hope to contribute to FROG during your internship?
I hope to help organize the fund raising event, fund raising in general, increase membership and assist in implementing any plan in action.
What do you want to do after you graduate in August?
As far as after graduation, I am applying for jobs in PR and writing/editing.