Three amazing interns have been partnering with Alliance Institute over the last few months, taking time out of their busy school schedules to help out on a number of important projects for the organization.
Operations Intern Takara Turner is finishing up her Sociology Major at Xavier University of Louisiana and will be attending LSUHSC School of Public Health for Health Policy and Systems Management this fall. With an eye toward getting a better idea of the inner workings of how a non-profit is managed, she has been collaborating closely with Alliance Institute Operations Director Jeff Karlson on research and development for some of the organization’s key operations capabilities. In the future, she’s looking to run her own non-profit and have a major impact on public policies that perpetuate health disparities.
Communications Intern Bria Turner (no relation to Takara) is pursuing a Mass Communications Major at LSU and a Minor in Business Administration. Bria brings considerable experience to her internship at Alliance Institute, having worked as a journalist for several local newspapers and magazines in the Baton Rouge area, as a public affairs intern at the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation, and on numerous communications projects with area nonprofits and foundations. In particular, she will be working with Alliance Institute on expanding the organization’s social media strategy.
Community Engagement Intern Debra Williams is a Psychology major at Xavier University of Louisiana. Debra has been assisting La’Keidra Mitchell, a Community Engagement Specialist with Alliance Institute, in developing print and conference materials for the Gulf Region Health Outreach Project (GRHOP) and documenting the community engagement work that has been done since 2010. Following graduation from Xavier, she hopes to continue her education and pursue a Masters in Psychology or Sociology at Howard University.