What I liked
Acton has an incredible culture that interns truly feel a part of. They tell their staff that they want them to build relationships with the interns and to take the time to do this. In the PovertyCure department, I was given a lot of meaningful work to do (it didn't feel like busy work). It kept me busy, and I learned a lot about the world of development. While each intern works within their department, Acton schedules programming that integrates our work within the organization as a whole. Part of this was a seminar series we had with scholars from Acton and outside speakers related to Acton's mission as a whole. We also were an integral part of running Acton University, an annual conference Acton hosts with around 1,000 guests from over 80 countries. This conference is top-notch and incredible simply to attend (the attendees are state leaders from all over the world, religious and non-profit leaders from all over the world, professors, etc.).