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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Meet Kaitlyn: Nonprofit Internship Program

June 8, 2023 | Benay Hicks

Book Harvest is proud to be one of the 43 nonprofits participating in the Nonprofit Internship Program (NPIP). Created by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in 2011, NPIP works to diversify the pool of young nonprofit professionals in North Carolina by funding summer internship opportunities that are typically unpaid and therefore not feasible for many students.

The 2023 cohort of NPIP interns are working throughout North Carolina in nonprofits focused on a wide range of initiatives, including public education, health equity, conservation, women’s rights, art, and more.

The 2023 Nonprofit Internship Program participants gathered in Greensboro on May 24, 2023, to kick off their summer experience. Kaitlyn Chicas, Book Harvest’s intern, is the third from the right, front row. Photo provided by Z. Smith Reynolds.

Kaitlyn Chicas was selected as Book Harvest’s summer communications intern and will spend her summer working with the team at Book Harvest that produces content, hosts events, and raises money for the organization.

Kaitlyn is from Charlotte and is currently a student at UNC Chapel Hill in pursuit of a BA in Communications (Media and Technology Students and Production) and a BA in Sociology. She has done work with numerous businesses and organizations, including the Carolina Leadership Institute, Mi pueblo, Bank of America, and Carolina Piedmont Community College.

“Supporting and taking action towards the goals of equitable sources for marginalized communities is a passion of mine — advocating for better changes and providing a helping hand to these communities,” said Kaitlyn. “I look forward to not only enhancing my hard skills but also meeting great individuals who value advocacy for inclusive community service.”

Kaitlyn is already an incredible addition to the communications team, as well as to Book Harvest as a whole!

This year, the NPIP will continue through a collaboration of funders to offer paid internships for the summer of 2023. One of the funders, the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, is generously funding Book Harvest’s summer NPIP intern. We are grateful for their continued support of our work!


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