Meet our Summer Marketing and Development intern, Madelynn Miller! Madelynn will be entering her junior year at Cedar Crest College this fall, studying Business Administration and English. Her favorite part about working with Second Harvest is learning something new each day and the feeling of knowing she’s doing something vital for her community.
Check out our full Q & A with Madelynn!
Where do you go to school and what are you studying?
I go to Cedar Crest College, and I am studying both Business Administration and English.
What is your role at Second Harvest?
I work with the Marketing and Development Department to increase awareness of Second Harvest’s mission while helping with the logistics of upcoming events.
What is your favorite thing about your internship?
I love learning something new every day and connecting with people I wouldn’t have the chance to on a daily basis. Working with a group of strong, like-minded people drives me to do the best work possible, along with the feeling of knowing I’m doing something vital for my community.
What made you want to intern with Second Harvest Food Bank?
Giving back has always been important to me. While individual volunteer opportunities are the reason Second Harvest and many other companies can give back, the logistics and “behind the scenes” planning are what drives the company. Creative thinking is a big part of my life, so applying those skills to something that not only provides for the community, but improves it, made Second Harvest a top choice when looking into internships.
Tell us a little bit about your background, family life, interests and hobbies, etc.
I grew up in a small town in Berks County where my family is everything. The support system my family provides each other is much like its own little community, and I cannot be more grateful for the lessons they’ve taught me. Outside of my family, I love playing piano and guitar, crafting, baking, and reading. I always have a book in my purse for quiet moments wherever I may be.
What do you hope to do after graduating college?
After I complete my MBA, I hope to work in a publishing house either editing or marketing. I also hope to rescue as many animals as possible and volunteer my extra time in schools and shelters, both for people and animals.
What is your life motto?
I don’t believe there is one motto that I live by, but I always say that my reading list loses one book and gains two new ones. This is true for all things in life. The meaning of it: always experience and learn to continue to grow and become a better version of yourself.