Union Mission is fortunate to have the benefit of intern support throughout the year. Through our five program areas, Union Mission is the grateful recipient of the time and talent of smart young students. Starting this summer, we’ll be sharing their experiences with you in our new weekly column, The Intern’s Corner.

Our two interns this summer, Kayla Butsko and Dylan Carter, will take turns updating you on their experiences here at Union Mission, sharing what they learn and how they feel about working to prevent and end homelessness here in Savannah.

“I am thrilled to be interning with Union Mission as part of the Community Outreach team this summer,“ said Kayla. “I just finished my first year at Vanderbilt University and am double majoring in Human and Organizational Development and Economics. Having lived in Savannah my entire life, I had been previously exposed to Union Mission; however I was only aware of Grace House. After my first day I quickly learned Union Mission offers so many other services besides their shelter and housing program – they truly dedicate their efforts to help all aspects of clients’ lives.”

Dylan joins Union Mission as part of the Summer 500 program that gives rising seniors the opportunity to intern with organizations across the city of Savannah. In addition to being a Top Teens of American participant, a Boy Scout, and a church usher at Tremont Temple Baptist Church, Dylan attends Savannah Early College High School where he is dual-enrolled at Savannah State University.

“I didn’t know much about Union Mission when I started working here,” Dylan said. “Today is my first whole week interning here and I have to say I’m really learning a lot. Not only did I learn the history of Union Mission and the various programs they have to help the homeless, but I have also picked up skills I can use outside in the workforce.”

Dylan and Kayla look forward to updating you on their experiences here at Union Mission. If you have questions or want to send them a message of encouragement, please comment on our Intern Corner post every Friday on Facebook. We look forward to a productive and amazing summer working with these two talented students!


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