This past summer, Eden Wooster, Gamma Eta-University of South Florida (’18), had the opportunity to intern with our philanthropy partner, Jewish Women International (JWI) in Washington, D.C. She was a part of JWI’s marketing department, working on key projects including an upcoming Father’s Day video.
Eden first became interested in JWI when she ran for Philanthropy Chairwoman at the Gamma Eta chapter. “As I began to research the organization more, I fell in love with its purpose. JWI empowers women and girls through a variety of outlets that impact lives around the world,” Eden shared.
As a freshman, she never dreamed that she would have the opportunity to spend a summer in D.C. working for a global organization like JWI. Eden’s involvement in planning philanthropy events for her chapter and her personal goal of helping others made this dream possible. “When JWI offered me the internship, I was not in SDT very long. I believe it is appropriate to say SDT gave me the opportunity to intern with JWI. I cannot thank SDT for that enough.”
When asked what her favorite project was, Eden told us more about the Father’s Day video. “I had never created a video from scratch before! On top of acquiring a new skill, I got to learn more about one of JWI’s new programs, Safe Smart Dating.” Safe Smart Dating was developed by JWI and is co-sponsored with Zeta Beta Tau. It is the first national program for Greek collegiate communities to explore dating abuse and sexual assault.
Eden’s once in a life time opportunity interning with JWI opened her eyes to the impact that JWI makes in the lives of women around the world daily. “I’ve noticed that a lot of SDT chapters do not really understand what JWI is or what they do. Being in the office helped me better understand our philanthropy. Because of that, I am very excited to help our chapters better understand this cause that we support.”
If you are interested in applying for an internship with JWI, please check the postings on their employment page.