The lowdown on classes, internships, and my adventures in the ICLA Program by Colleen Wormsley '13
Friday, January 13, 2012
Last summer I had the opportunity to intern in New York with DoSomething.org, a non-profit that gives teens all the tools they need to “rock the causes they care about.” When my former boss from Do Something asked me if I wanted to volunteer at a kick-off party for their latest campaign, Teens for Jeans, I eagerly accepted.
Teens for Jeans is a campaign that encourages teenagers across the country to clean out their closet and drop off their gently used jeans at their local Aeropostalé store. All of the jeans are donated to local homeless shelters to help young people in need.
To kick off the campaign, Do Something hosted a party in West Hollywood where celebrities and local teenagers helped pack jeans to send to a homeless shelter in LA. Before the party started, I was given the honor of interviewing all of the celebrities for Do Something’s site. Some of the celebrities I interviewed were Kristen Bell, Julianne Hough from Dancing with the Stars, tween heartthrob Cody Simpson, Booboo Stewart from The Twilight Saga, and Brendan Robinson from ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.
At first I was pretty nervous, but all of the celebrities I interviewed were very sweet and easy to talk to. It was really awesome because they all seemed genuinely passionate about the campaign and eager to help young people in need.
Throughout the party, I also interviewed the local teenagers who came out to the event to help pack jeans. They were all so enthusiastic and excited about helping Do Something.
The Teens for Jeans Kick-Off was so much fun and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing event. It just goes to show the opportunities that can come from internships importance of keeping in contact with your internship supervisors after you leave.
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