Autumn 2020 Internship Showcase
In the wake of Covid-19 and recent wildfires in our valley, our first cohort of ten students has been working to meet the essential needs of our community and create new local jobs.
In the process, the students have been diving into their own humane self leadership and using professional tools to manage their projects, time, and performance.
The interns showcased six projects:
- Listening to those displaced by the Almeda fire and collecting their input to inform recovery efforts
- Researching disaster recovery and rebuild solutions
- Creating a community investment fund to support micro loans to start and scale local nonprofit and commercial enterprises
- Reaching out to local businesses about their capacity to expand their employment opportunities
- Researching granting opportunities for local nonprofits
- Create web and video communications for Local Innovation Works
More details on the projects here
The interns presented their projects on Tuesday, December 15.
The full showcase video hosted by Professor Bret Anderson of SOU and Ellie Holty of the Local Innovation Lab. Below you will find a topical index to the video.
The video is fascinating, but long . So, if you would like to jump to the bits most relevant to you, see the indexes by intern, project, and topics below.
Jump to your favorite intern’s project
Aileen – community listening
Cassandra – community investment
Grayson – video and web creation
Haylee – outreach for internships
Rebuild Talent team project
Overview ~60 seconds
Learning from our community and other disaster recovery efforts – St. Bernard’s Parish in New Orleans, LA and Rebuild North Bay in CA.
Housing redevelopment land options – for ~5 minutes
Other rebuild ideas
Personal Learnings and most meaningful moments from the experience
A moment of community collaboration ~ 30 seconds
Creating momentum in community ~1 minute
Learning as a process ~ 1 minute
The power of a small group ~ 1 minute
Power of collaboration for the public good ~45 seconds
How you can support LIL interns’ work in 2021
Bret Anderson, Ph.D
Education for the 21st century
LIL as a prototype for education for the 21st century. Combining liberal arts with professional skills to help students self lead their transition to valuable work
How Humane Leadership development and the internships reinforce each other