Welcome TEDxAsheville’s first interns!
TEDxAsheville is proud to announce our first “interns”! With our all-volunteer event continuing to grow, we recently reached out to the local community to find individuals willing to take on specific sets of responsibilities for longer time periods than is the case for most of our volunteers. If we had “staff” these folks would be it. We so appreciate their commitment and the influx of new ideas and energy they bring!
Saige Hopkins is a junior at Asheville High. She was a regular at the weekly TEDxAsheville Salons, known for offering thoughtful opinion and bringing along a dedicated group of friends (and occasionally their parents). Saige stepped up to host the Salons in February, saying, “If you are looking for someone to help set up and place public calendar submissions and the like, I’d love to help!” Now, she’s selecting TED talks, managing the social media invitations, setting up the tech and facilitating the discussions. Saige will be moving onto her next adventures in the fall, so if you’re interested in learning from our resident “expert” please attend a Salon (Tuesday nights 6:30-8:00 at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge) to see how it’s done.
Leslie Davis is a UNC Asheville student with a passion for economic and social justice. She has signed on to our Administrative Team and will be assisting with volunteer coordination, communications and event planning. Leslie is a power house when it comes to brainstorming ideas. I was impressed by her ability to problem-solve on our behalf at the very first meeting she attend. Moreover, she has a natural talent for getting people to share – not only what they do, but why. I look forward to introducing her to the larger TEDxAsheville community at our press conference and volunteer event on Wednesday, April 11th. Meet us there at 6pm in the Ballroom at the U.S. Cellular Center (enter through the Civic Center lobby).
Stephany Nezo is a UNC Asheville graduate who’s studied theater and psychology. She is fluent in several languages, is learning American Sign Language and has been active in the local non-profit community. She responded to our Administrative Team intern posting, but brings experience in several areas of event production – so we’re not yet sure where she might land. Stephany’s contacts and understanding of the importance of shared communications tools have already put her in high demand.
If you are interested in an internship – which comes with the benefits of course credits, if you’ll walk us through the requirements – or volunteering with TEDxAsheville, we want to hear from you! Please, either join us at 6pm on Wednesday, April 11 at the U.S. Cellular Center, or shoot an email to me at Anne@tedxavl.com. Right now, we are actively looking to fill positions in the publicity, content (presenter selection), event management and technical teams.