My name is Katie Clark and I am a rising college senior at Kennsaw State University pursuing a degree in public relations and marketing. This summer, I had the privilege of being GAIN’s Public Relations and Marketing intern and I loved every minute of it.

By working with GAIN, my eyes were opened to the importance of the work that this organization is contributing to immigrant victims of violence and asylum seekers here in the United States. Therefore, as GAIN’s public relations and marketing intern, I tried my best to boost this wonderful organization’s image and show others the impact that GAIN is making in others’ lives.

During my time with GAIN, I assisted in planning multiple fundraisers such as the Chai Pani Dining for a Cause, Zumba with GAIN, and the annual Go Formal for Freedom Gala. I also designed a new company brochure, the Chai Pani event flyer, and many new social media graphics. When was not planning future events or designing media graphics, I conducted research on current news issues that are relevant to GAIN to highlight on our social media. When not conducting research, I assisted GAIN in many other ways to help this organization continue to be successful.

Although the summer is over and I have returned to school, I plan to continue doing pro bono public relations and marketing work for GAIN even after my time here is over. I have enjoyed working with the amazing people who make GAIN a well-oiled machine and learning all of the insightful lessons they have taught me.