Anthropology Major Interns for Local Environmental Nonprofit Event

Sarah Martin'14 is an anthropology major from Beebe, Ark., who is interning this fall for Conway EcoFest

Describe your internship:

I am the communications intern for Conway EcoFest, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on educating the community on how we all are connected to the environment and creative, simple solutions for how we can live more sustainably.

What are you doing and learning in your internship?

I am learning how to draft press releases and market the EcoFest event. I am currently getting into the fundraising side of the event for next year. I also have developed YouTube videos and radio announcements for the event.

Why did you pursue this opportunity?

I pursued this internship because I had an interest in marketing and communications and, more importantly, the environment.

How did you find out about this opportunity?

I found out about this internship through the Hendrix "the Zone" website.

Previous internships, Odyssey experiences, or related classes at Hendrix:

I am taking Applying Anthropology, where I am getting the opportunity to do research on environmental issues and concerns at Hendrix and in the Conway community. Next semester, I am taking Public Policy, which will have a focus in environmental policy, and also Dr. Capek's sociology course The Urban Community. I also hope to take my LEED: Green Associate exam later this year to help pursue an internship at Viridian in Little Rock.

How is this opportunity related to your personal interests and/or professional goals?

I definitely want to pursue a career in sustainability. I have become really interested in green building and sustainability consulting. This is similar to the work that Viridian does, which is why I want to intern there in the future.