Hina Zafar is a 2019 UMW graduate with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business Spanish. In her last semester of school, she worked with Stafford Junction for a semester-long internship. Stafford Junction is a non-profit organization that provides educational resources to low-income families in Stafford County in order to help them become successful and live better lives. One of the programs they run is called Brain Builders; an after-school tutoring program that takes place at six different elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Hina’s internship at the organization consisted of serving as a Brain Builders site coordinator as well as assisting the Children’s Program Manager, who supervised the entire Brain Builders program.
Hina commented that “My internship with Stafford Junction was one that I will never forget. I was able to experience the business side of a non-profit as well as the production side as a site coordinator, where I worked hands-on with the kids we served. I also confirmed that I want to continue to work in youth education, which I am now doing as a Literacy AmeriCorps member in Palm Beach County, Florida. I thank Stafford Junction for the organizational, communication, and personable skills that I learned and am confident that they will stay with me wherever I go.” Hina received funds from the College of Arts and Sciences for her internship.