Meet our HQ Interns!

We are SO pumped to have two stellar ladies interning with us at our Philadelphia Headquarters this summer! Chloe and Layne are already such wonderful additions to the office - we love them and we think you will too!

Chloe Hriso
School: Drexel University
From: Bedminster, New Jersey

What are you studying? 
I’m majoring in International Area Studies with a concentration in Global Health, Science, and Sustainability with minors in Public Health and French.

Why did you want to intern at FIMRC?
I wanted to intern at FIMRC because I was drawn to their philosophy of providing sustainable medical relief to underprivileged or underserved communities around the world. There is a core understanding that the foundation of a healthy community is the health and well-being of women and children. 

What does a typical day in the office look like for you?
A lot of crunching numbers, reviewing monthly reports, and constructing spreadsheets to reflect the progress in FIMRC’s project sites. 

What’s your favorite part about interning?
The people I work with, the learning experience, and discovering something interesting and new every day.

Tell us about a unique travel or cultural experience you’ve had:
This past fall I studied abroad independently in France in an old, beautiful city called Tours. With my dual citizenship I managed to enter an art history program completely taught in French by art historians specialized in medieval and renaissance art and architecture. The classes challenged me every day, but they were by far the most enriching. While there I truly fell in love with the art, the culture, the people, the food, the wine, daily life –everything.


Layne Rogers
School: George Mason University
From: Lumberton, New Jersey

What are you studying?
I am a sophomore in GMU’s Honors College studying Global Affairs with a concentration in International Development and a double minor in Nonprofit Studies and Economics!

Why did you want to intern at FIMRC?
As a Global Affairs major, I have a passion for global issues and a serious interest in learning more about the ins and outs of the nonprofit sector. I was itching to get out of my intro level classes and into a real world experience that would help solidify my educational goals while allowing me to make a difference. FIMRC’s work is unique, and particularly interesting for me, because its health initiatives are sustainable—with clinics and project sites open year round, and staffed by both Americans and locals from the communities surrounding our sites. So I had to apply!

What does a typical day in the office look like for you?
Most days at the office involve coffee, A LOT of Excel spreadsheets, reading through documents, making graphs and of course some laughs with the rest of the HQ team!

What’s your favorite part about interning?
The data compilation and analysis I do has allowed me to learn so much about the work that FIMRC does, even in the short time I’ve been here! I get to help illustrate for others (and myself) the kind of work FIMRC is doing all over the world, looking at specific data points that allow me to get a deep and detailed understanding of the impact our operations have on the communities we operate within. 

Tell us about a unique travel or cultural experience you’ve had:
Last month I had the opportunity to go to Israel for almost 2 weeks (the picture of me included with this post was taken there!). It was my first time abroad, and I knew that I would be traveling to a particularly unique and complex country, so I tried to keep an open mind and heart. What I found was an incredibly beautiful place filled with an equally beautiful and diverse population, and unfortunately, a complicated web of problems. I hope to learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and study abroad there ASAP!

 

Posted on June 24, 2015 and filed under Internship, Internship Program, Headquarters.