Dana Fiel: Development Intern


“When I began my internship at RISE I had no idea what to expect. I knew I would be working with refugees and immigrants, but was in no way prepared for how kind and gracious the community would be. While I took on different tasks every day and some days did not work with clients, I spent a lot of time working with clients one on one to create resumes and apply for jobs. Every client I worked with was extremely thankful and it was incredible to see the work we were doing actually improving people’s lives. During my internship, I not only learned a lot about the refugee experience and struggles they face upon arrival in America, but I learned a lot about myself and how many commonplace views of refugees are simply wrong. If you want to do work that actually matters in the world, RISE is the place for you.”