of Jamie Hribal, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Carnegie Library, 12/06
by Niki Kalemnous
PPW/Writing Center Publicity Intern
a senior here at Pitt, interns with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
She majors in English Writing (Nonfiction) and joined the PPW program
“to make an otherwise unemployable education useful in the
real world.” Jamie says she also decided to complete the certificate
because of the internship opportunity.
At the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jamie wrote wish stories as her main
task. She admits, “It got very old, fast!” However,
the more everyday work earned her the opportunity to take on other
tasks such as writing press releases and assisting her boss with
various PR and event planning responsibilities.
Like most seniors, Jamie’s schedule is extremely demanding.
“I leave my house at 10 a.m. and don’t get home until
midnight or 1 a.m.,” she explains. Because of time restrictions,
Jamie wishes she could be compensated for her time at the Foundation,
but still appreciates the experience.
In her final semester, Jamie hopes to intern at a for-profit site
such as The Key Group, a consulting firm, or at a more corporate
nonprofit like WQED Multimedia. After Jamie graduates, she plans
to leave the state and obtain a job related to her major.