Intern Profile

Ms. Joanna Patouris
2014
Hometown: 
Swaziland

“World Vision is my ideal non-profit to work for after graduation from SLU, and interning with them this summer has allowed me to be the closest I have ever been to the work that I feel most passionately for,” says Joanna of her internship this summer.  For a student with interest in international development, an internship with World Vision has given Joanna a look inside this industry and the non-profit industry in general.  Duties of the internship have included learning development project management techniques, conducting research, updating databases, and evaluating projects.  Learning about grant writing has been one of the most valuable things Joanna has been exposed to, noting that this is an “essential” part of the non-profit industry.  Joanna says this internship has exposed her to the work “I want to do for the rest of my life.”