Intern Insights

Intern Spotlight – Lauren Heimberg

Lauren Heimberg is a rising senior at Furman University where she is majoring in Public Health with 2 minors: Poverty Studies and Health, Medicine & Culture. She also has a concentration in Policy. Earlier this summer, we asked Lauren a series of questions to learn more about her.  Read on! What are your plans after…
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Intern Spotlight – Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson will graduate from Furman University in May 2020 with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Poverty Studies. This summer, we asked Sam a series of questions to learn more about him.  Read on! What are your plans after college? I hope to attend law school. What would be your dream job?…
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Group photos of interns with an arrow to Jordan

Intern Spotlight – Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris is a rising senior at Furman University and is pursuing a double-major in Urban Studies and Politics & International Affairs. We asked Jordan a series of questions – some fun and some serious – to learn more about him and why he chose to intern at United Ministries this summer. What are your…
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A group picture of all the interns.

Intern Spotlight – Adyson Davis

Adyson Davis is a student at Lander University where she is currently majoring in Elementary Education.  She plans to graduate in 2021/2022. We asked Adyson a series of questions to learn more about her and why she chose to intern at United Ministries this summer. What are your plans after college? To get my masters…
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Intern Spotlight – Marie Smith

Marie is a rising senior at Furman University where she is majoring in Biology and minoring in Environmental Studies.  While this may not seem like the most likely pathway to an internship at United Ministries, read on to learn why Marie chose to join our ranks for the summer. What are your plans after college?…
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Intern Spotlight – Allie Hargrove

Allie Hargrove is a rising senior at Furman University where she is majoring in Psychology. We asked Allie (and all of our interns) a series of questions – some serious and a couple fun – to learn more about her! What are your plans after college? Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a career in…
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The Intern Experience

Katherine Armstrong (left) and Rachel Lawrence interned with UM this summer. As interns at United Ministries, we have spent our summer making our way through the different programs offered at UM, and while we came into this summer with expectations of what we might learn, we have also been taken by surprise. We have always…
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Saying Goodbye

Today marks the last day of our summer interns at United Ministries.  Over the past three months, we have been privileged to know and work with this group of talented and passionate individuals.  Their hard work and committment to our programs made a difference in the lives of our participants, volunteers, and staff. Molly, a recent Furman…
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Tour of the Town

We wish we could be all things to all people, but it’s simply not possible.  Thankfully, Greenville County has many other agencies dedicated to serving the underserved.  Last week, a small group of staff and interns took time to tour the facilities and learn a little more about our partners in poverty prevention. Our first…
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Intern Insights: Creating Reality

Poverty Simulation: a term that conjures up a variety of feelings depending on person, a term that has been on my mind since coming to United Ministries.  This term may confuse you, for you are not familiar with it and do not understand what it is.  For others, though, who are familiar with the work…
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