Eric, now at Stanford University, has many talents including designing an award-winning website on the Simpsons when he was in the eighth grade. When we met Eric during his junior year at Newton North High School, he told us that the most enjoyable aspect of writing for the site was the political commentary of the characters.
He said that he’d like to intern with a group that was focused on progressive politics. We placed Eric at a political action non-profit where he was greatly appreciated for his intellect and web design talents.
In his journal Eric wrote,
“I’m learning about the logistical hurdles that non-profits face, how to write for an organization and the behind- the scenes workings of a political action group. The internship is making me committed to broadening my view beyond local concerns. I am becoming more proficient with quark Xpress, Internet searches and graphic design. I enjoy the vibe of my office”.
His mentor, Debbie Nicholson at Citizens for Participation in Political Action wrote, ” Eric was very helpful with outreach, web design and our work in redistricting reform.” Eric enjoyed his summer experience and told us that he talked about his internship during his college interviews.