Intern Takes the Lead in Local Nonprofitís Makeover
Master of Arts in Arts Administration student in IUís School of Public and Environmental Affairs
ďI was given the opportunity to really make an impact for an organization whose mission I have grown to accept as my own.Ē
My Sisterís Closet of Monroe County needed a makeover, and Jennifer Anderson was just the person to help.
The first student to participate in the Center for Retailingís paid service-learning internship, Anderson spent a summer working 15 hours a week for My Sisterís Closet, a nonprofit that provides gently used, high-quality business attire to low-income women who are looking for jobs and also sells low-cost professional clothing to the public.
Anderson helped redesign the organizationís store to appeal to IU students, and she took the lead in rebranding My Sisterís Closet with a new logo and marketing materials. Along the way she gained valuable experience in nonprofit marketing and leadership.
ďI was given the opportunity to really make an impact for an organization whose mission I have grown to accept as my own,Ē says Anderson, who continued volunteering for My Sisterís Closet after the internship. ďMost of the women that come into the store have children, and when they do get to go shopping they certainly arenít buying things for themselves. But when they come into My Sisterís Closet, it is about them, which is nice.Ē