Meet Soles4Souls' Summer Interns!

July 11, 2018

This summer, we are thrilled to have welcomed in a talented class of interns located in Nashville, New Jersey and Virginia! The goal of Soles4Souls’ internship program is to link college coursework and theory with career responsibilities and expectations to help students visualize their future. 

Our interns not only provide support in a variety of Soles4Souls’ departments, but are also valued ambassadors of our mission in their local communities! Some of our interns have traveled or volunteered with Soles4Souls in the past, while others are working with our mission firsthand for the first time. All of them have been treasured additions to our team, and we are grateful for their commitment to learning more about the non-profit world.

As a thank you, we wanted to spotlight Soles4Souls’ 2018 Summer interns for their hard work this season. Learn a bit more about them below!

Natalie Kennedy – Travel & Outreach Intern

Age: 21
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida
School: Florida Southern College
Major: Dance Studies and Business Administration
Department: Travel/Outreach
Fun Fact: “I can say my ABC’s backwards.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “I volunteered for Soles4Souls last year on June 29th and then traveled with them to Guatemala exactly a year later.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Will Smith

 

Noah Swan – Community Partnerships Intern

Age: 16
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
School: Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School
Future Major: Accounting
Department: Community Partnerships
Fun Fact: “I play basketball and tennis.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “Dollar General Volunteer Day when I helped organize new shoes.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Bill Simmons

 

Madison Meeker- Community Partnerships Intern

Age: 19
Hometown: Cortland, Ohio
School: Youngstown State University
Major: Business Administration
Department: Community Partnerships
Fun Fact: “I am a singer.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “Meeting Raul, our micro-enterprise partner in Honduras, and hearing his story.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Muhammad Ali

 

Avery Hoelting – Public Relations Intern

Age: 20
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
School: Vanderbilt University
Major: Business
Department: Public Relations
Fun Fact: “My favorite book is The American Spirit by David McCullough.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “Not only was my service trip to Jamaica my most memorable part of my time with Soles4Souls, but it was also the most impactful experience in my life. After the trip, I wanted to contribute more to their mission so I applied to be an intern for the summer.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Benjamin Franklin

 

Morgan Woolum – Marketing & Communication Intern

Age: 21
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Major: Communications and Multimedia Journalism
Fun Fact: “I work as a janitor.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “My first day when I got to meet all of the other interns!”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Keith Urban

 

Rachel Danitz – Community Partnerships Intern (NJ Region)

Age: 23
Hometown: Hackettstown, NJ
School: Centenary University
Major: Business Administration
Fun Fact: “I have been horseback riding for 17 years.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “My first distribution in Chiquimula, Guatemala.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Christina Noble

 

Keavy  Baylor – Community Partnerships Intern (VA/D.C. Region)

Age: 21
Hometown:
Smithfield, Virginia
School: Randolph-Macon College
Major: International Studies
Fun Fact: “I just got back from 5 months abroad in Spain!”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “In my first week, Stephanie and I attended an event for refugees held at a local YMCA where we distributed 100 pairs of new shoes. This connection with the refugees in my local community was unparalleled to anything I have experienced through outreach before.” 
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Anthony Bourdain

 

Caitlyn Conselyea – Community Partnerships Intern (NJ Region)

Age: 20
Hometown:
Landing, New Jersey 
School: College of Saint Elizabeth
Major: Psychology
Fun Fact: “I have visited 6 different places in the past 6 months; New Orleans, London, Rhode Island, Boston, California, and Bermuda.”
What was your most memorable day at S4S? “When I created a few different zoning options to break up the state of NJ for further organization.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? The Wichester Brothers… Sam and Dean

We are grateful for their dedication and hard work!