Marketing & Communications Intern Emma Hasenstab Leaves To Finish College

Emma Hasenstab wrapped up her internship with our marketing and communications department last week.

Before leaving, we asked her to write a guest blog post to our community about her experience with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Below are her thoughts as she departs the House, promising that she will be back to support our chapter in the future. So this is not goodbye from the staff. Instead, it’s “see you later!” As she leaves, she will be taking the title of “Most Views of a Short Video on an RMHCofCentralOhio Social Media Account.” Her trivia questions to Ohio State Fair goers about Harry Styles has more than 11,000 on Tik Tok. Check it out by clicking the image below. Thanks, Emma, for all of your hard work.

@rmhcofcentraloh These Harry Style’s fans had to pick a word and sing a One Direction or Harry Style’s song with that word in it! If you would like to see Harry Style’s in concert head to the website in our bio and enter to win a pair of tickets for $20! ALL proceeds go to helping families stay close to their children getting care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. You have until August 12th to enter! #keepingfamiliesclose #harrystyles #harryshouse #fyp #wordassociation #onedirection ♬ original sound – RMHCofCentralOH

By Emma Hasenstab

I started my internship with the Marketing and Communications team at RMHC of Central Ohio in March and I am wrapping it up this August. As I reflect on my time here as an intern, I am realizing that I have so many great things to share.

This internship has taught me so much about what marketing and communications looks like in the non-profit business world. There is a difference between marketing to get someone to buy an item or service and marketing something to get people to donate time and money. As a communications major and business minor, nonprofit is something that isn’t taught much in school. This internship allowed me to learn about the nonprofit world in a way I would not have been able to in college.

As an intern here I was also able to use my creativity to create content for social media and advertising. I cannot say I would have had the room to be this creative at another internship. This opportunity allowed me to step out of my comfort zone as I created content. I had to ask people to be in videos or get their pictures taken which is something I had to get used to.

This internship most importantly taught me about community in the workplace and what a relationship between co-workers should look like. They ask each other about stuff going on outside of work and are understanding of things going on in one’s personal life. The employees here have shown me what a work life balance looks like. I have never worked anywhere that my coworkers have been this caring and curious about things outside of work. I noticed that not only are these employees’ co-workers but they are also friends.

I came into this internship curious about the non-profit business world and wondering if it was something I could see myself doing after earning a degree. After this internship I can confidently say that working for a non-profit business is something I would love to do with my future. I hope to come back and work here when I finish my degree in a couple years. It is so rewarding. I left work everyday feeling like I have a purpose and woke up the next morning excited for what the day would bring. I have a friend who says, “don’t live for the weekends” and with this internship I never did.