This summer, I worked with the marketing and communications team at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) as a communications intern through the Comunicadores for the Future internship program. I started Girl Scouts in elementary school and am now a lifetime Girl Scout, completing my Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.
As an International Affairs and Spanish major at George Washington University, I have not had much communications or marketing experience. However, with the marketing and communications team, I learned and practiced parts of what the professional communications and marketing career and environment entail. By creating assets for the 2023 Cookie Campaign for implementation on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; translating to Spanish for recruitment and the 2023 Cookie Campaign; composing blogs sharing my experience, and assisting with the Girls the World Needs Campaign, I gained insight into the communications and marketing world and the behind the scenes of Girl Scouting and Girl Scout councils.
The marketing and Communications team at Girl Scouts Nation's Capital was amazing to work with while learning about the field and technology used to manage social media accounts, events, campaigns, etc. I am very thankful for the connections I gained at GSCNC and Vanguard Communications, which made this program and internship possible for me. While I interned virtually at home for the summer in Texas, I look forward to connecting with the team in person when back in D.C. for college.
Girl Scouts was always crucial for me to continue, especially throughout high school, to complete my Gold Award project, which I am passionate about. I am grateful to have earned my Gold Award, become a lifetime Girl Scout, and now interned for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. I look back on my Girl Scouting experience and am so happy and appreciative to my parents, troop leaders, and fellow Girl Scouts for the life-changing and lifelong lessons, mentorship, and friendships I learned and made, whether it was camping, or selling cookies, troop meetings, or earning badges. It makes my heart full to be able to continue my affiliation with Girl Scouts and help other Girl Scouts make their communities and the world a better place.