Two Students Land Competitive Internships

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University is pleased to announce that two students have been selected to serve with the international nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse this summer through a competitive, paid internship program.

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Junior Kelsey Adams will work as a writing intern in Boone, N.C.

Kelsey Adams, a junior Communications major, and Paula Diaz, a sophomore Journalism and Digital Storytelling major, were among only 15 students interns chosen from a nationwide search. Adams will serve on the communications team as a writing intern at the organization’s headquarters in Boone, N.C. Diaz will serve as a global intern to increase the organization’s communications capacity in Bolivia.

For Adams, the idea of working with a Christian nonprofit was planted in her freshman year during Asbury’s annual Fall Revival. Since then, her classes have prepared her to impact the world through a variety of communication strategies.

“I am looking forward to refining my writing skills and practicing the communications theories that I have learned from my studies in the Communications Department at Asbury,” Adams said. “I am hoping this experience will either confirm my desire to work in a Christian non-profit setting or spark interest in a new field that I have not considered before. I know that the Lord has a plan for my future, and I am excited to see what doors He might open this summer and in the coming year.”

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Sophomore Paula Diaz will serve on the Communications team of Samaritan's Purse in Bolivia.

Diaz was introduced to the organization through Asbury’s Center for Career and Calling, which coordinated a campus visit from Samaritan’s Purse in January. Her internship in Bolivia will help the organization develop its response to recent floods in the area.

“As a journalist, I'm really interested in sharpening my writing skills,” Diaz said. “Additionally, as a native Colombian, I'm also really excited to work on my Spanish for a whole summer. It'll be a great way to really indulge in the language again.”

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