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Focus on the Family Internships

Film & Video Intern

June - August 2020 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

The internship with Focus was unbelievable! The employees were so welcoming and instantly made you feel part of the family. The work was so rewarding and I felt like a valuable contributor to Focus’ mission of helping families thrive in Christ.

What I wish was different

Longer! It was waaaayyy to short for how amazing it was!

Advice

Invest and immerse yourself in the experience! Live in the moment! It’s so worth it!
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Film and Video Intern

June - August 2020 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

Such an amazing internship! The entire team at Focus was so welcoming and so encouraging. I got to work alongside seasoned professionals and actually do video work. No coffee runs here!

What I wish was different

Longer! I wish the internship had been longer! It was just too short for how amazing it was!

Advice

Apply and Do It! Go all in and be willing to learn all you can!
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Global Communications Intern

June - August 2020 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

The staff members that I worked with in the Global Ministry Department were phenomenal! Not only were they incredibly accessible and supportive, but they made an effort to get to know me and also let me be creative in the completion of my project.

What I wish was different

I was supposed to go to Malaysia for a month as part of the internship, however, due to COVID, this part of the experience was cancelled. Though I do not know if I would necessarily change this, because I wouldn’t have been able to form connections with all of the amazing U.S. staff that I did!

Advice

Take advantage of all the opportunities you will have to connect with staff and learn from them.
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Project Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

The community was incredible!! Focus helped me in so many ways, from teaching me valuable professional skills to giving me great on-the-job experience to providing me with some incredible, God-fearing life-long friends! Everyone should give the Focus internships a look!!

What I wish was different

My one complaint was that there was not a resource available to help handle conflict in the workplace, either between interns or other workers. However, in my debrief my last week there, I brought that issue up and they were very receptive and open to making some changes on that issue.

Advice

Commit. Internships are an incredible opportunity to make mistakes and learn in a place where mistakes may get you fired if you are a full-time employee. Committing not only to the mission of the organization but also to your self and your own personal growth will take a lot of hard work and a lot of humbling, but is also extremely rewarding!!
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Market Research and Data Segmentation

June - August 2019 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

I was constantly invested in as an intern, given real work to take on as my own and had opportunities to learn about other departments.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Take advantage of your supervisor relationship, they want to see you succeed in the future.
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Global Content Development Intern

June - August 2018 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

I loved getting to work in a corporate environment with people from all around the world! The supervisors were incredible and the intern program itself it top-notch. It really is an incredible opportunity to learn and grow.

What I wish was different

I wish the opportunity had been paid. Otherwise, it really was incredible. I wouldn't change a thing.

Advice

Make the most of spending time with your host family and going above and beyond the call of duty at work. Do what interests you and what you know. Everything is appreciated!
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Volunteer Program Coordination Intern

June - August 2019 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

I enjoyed the culture of Focus. Everyone was so kind and willing to help you. I conducted many informational interviews and everyone I talked to was willing to help me in the future.

What I wish was different

The fact that it is an unpaid internship may not appeal to some people. But I found that I gained so much more than monetary value from working at Focus this summer.

Advice

Get to know the people around you, and take time to meet some of the members of the C-Team.
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Kids and Culture Marketing Intern

May - July 2016 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to know the other interns and departments. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help an answer any questions you have.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have had more opportunities to sit in on higher management meetings. I learn best through listening and absorbing this way.

Advice

Always learn as much as you can, and take every opportunity to help with an upcoming project. It's extremely rewarding to know that you helped create something.
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Writing Intern

June - August 2018 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

I enjoyed the fact that I got to work with great people, write blogs, work with social media and observe the process of podcasting.

What I wish was different

I wish I would've got to work directly with the podcast.

Advice

Make sure you interview the position as they interview you, to decide if you even want the job.
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