Field Note #118: Interning with Wine To Water


I was required to attend an internship fair as a part of a class I was taking at Appalachian State University. I had to research prospective companies the night before the fair as part of my assignment. As I was researching, I came across Wine To Water. I was amazed at the work they had been able to do in a relatively short amount of time. Being born in the Philippines, a country where a lot of people lack access to clean water, I was instantly drawn to Wine To Water because of its goal of ending the Global Water Crisis. Combined with Doc's inspiring story and the fact that this wonderful organization was based right here in Boone, I was hooked. Wine To Water was the first booth I went to at the internship fair. After talking with Sarah, the Intern Coordinator, I knew that Wine To Water was something I had to be a part of.

I remember being so excited after I heard that I had been offered an internship as the Volunteer Programs Recruiter Intern. As the Volunteer Programs Recruiter Intern, I connect with various organizations, businesses and institutions that partner with us on our short term service trips. Everyday of my internship has been a learning experience. I have met so many people that are so passionate about helping others and that have shared their stories with me. I have also having gained insight into what it takes to work for a non-profit.

My time at Wine To Water has been great so far and has solidified my desire to one day pursue a career in working for a non-profit. I encourage anyone who is looking for an internship (or has to go to an internship fair for a boring class assignment) to check out Wine To Water. You won't regret it.

- Gerard, Volunteer Programs Recruiter Intern


Anna Smithintern, Volunteer